English movie stars born in 1909

Here are 6 famous actresses from England were born in 1909:

Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy (June 7, 1909 London Borough of Hackney-September 11, 1994 Easton) also known as Jessie Alice Tandy, Jessie Alice "Jessica" Tandy or Jessica Alice Tandy was an English actor. She had three children, Tandy Cronyn, Susan Hawkins and Christopher Cronyn.

Tandy started her acting career on stage in London before moving to New York in the 1940s. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1948, and went on to a successful career in film and television. Some of her notable film roles include appearances in "The Birds," "Cocoon," and "Driving Miss Daisy," for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989. Despite her success, Tandy remained humble and dedicated to her craft, often saying that acting was her "raison d'ĂȘtre," or reason for being. She continued to work in film and television until her death in 1994 at the age of 85.

Ann Todd

Ann Todd (January 24, 1909 Hartford-May 6, 1993 London) also known as Dorothy Anne Todd was an English actor and film producer. She had two children, David Malcolm and Ann Francesca Tangye.

Throughout her career, Ann starred in a number of successful films, including "The Seventh Veil," which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also appeared in several notable productions such as "The Paradine Case," "Madeleine," and "The Sound Barrier." In addition to her acting work, Ann became a well-respected film producer, with credits including "The Passionate Friends" and "The Sound Barrier." Despite her success in the entertainment industry, Ann largely maintained a private personal life and devoted much of her time to philanthropy and charitable work. In recognition of her contributions to the arts, Ann was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1985.

Kay Hammond

Kay Hammond (February 18, 1909 London-May 4, 1980 Brighton) also known as Dorothy Katherine Standing or Lady Clements was an English actor. She had one child, John Standing.

Kay Hammond began her acting career in the 1920s and worked in various stage productions throughout the 1930s. She made her film debut in the 1940 movie "The Next of Kin" and went on to appear in numerous films and television shows over the next few decades. In the 1950s, she became well known for her role as Lady Dedlock in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Bleak House." Hammond also had a successful career on Broadway, appearing in productions such as Noel Coward's "Present Laughter." She was married three times, with her third husband being Sir John Clements, a renowned British actor and director. In addition to her acting career, Hammond was also active in several charities and worked to promote the arts in England. She passed away in 1980 at the age of 71.

Rita Tuckett

Rita Tuckett (January 10, 1909 England-December 27, 2005 Toronto) also known as Rita Tucket was an English actor.

She made her stage debut in 1927 and quickly gained popularity as a versatile and talented performer. Tuckett appeared in a number of hit West End productions, including "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Winslow Boy". She also had a successful career as a radio and television actress with credits including the popular BBC series "Doctor Who" and "Z Cars". Tuckett immigrated to Canada in 1972, where she continued to act in both theatre and television. She was recognized for her contributions to the arts with numerous awards, including the Order of Canada in 1999. Tuckett remained active in the theatre community until her death in 2005 at the age of 96.

Muriel Angelus

Muriel Angelus (March 10, 1909 London-June 26, 2004 Harrisonburg) a.k.a. Muriel Angelus Findlay was an English actor. Her child is called Suzanne Lavalle.

Muriel Angelus started her career in London theatre and later moved to Hollywood where she appeared in several films in the 1930s and 1940s. She was most famous for her roles in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939) and "The Sea Hawk" (1940). In addition to her successful acting career, she was also a talented singer and performed in many musical productions. She married fellow actor Boris Karloff in 1946 but the couple divorced in 1949. Muriel Angelus retired from acting in the 1950s and lived the rest of her life in Virginia where she remained active in the local theatre community.

Marjorie Gresley

Marjorie Gresley (October 22, 1909 Doncaster-April 1, 1988 Winchester) also known as Margery Cresley was an English actor.

She began her acting career in the 1930s and appeared in a variety of films and television shows, including "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and "The Forsyte Saga." Gresley was known for her striking beauty, but also her undeniable talent and range as an actor.

In addition to her acting career, Gresley was also an accomplished writer and critic. She wrote several books on acting and the theatre, including a memoir about her own experiences in the industry. Gresley was known for her intelligence and wit, and was highly respected by her colleagues and contemporaries.

Throughout her life, Gresley remained a dedicated and passionate advocate for the arts. She worked tirelessly to promote arts education and to support young artists, and was a beloved figure in the theatre community. Her legacy continues to inspire and influence generations of actors and artists.

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