English movie stars born in 1919

Here are 5 famous actresses from England were born in 1919:

Noele Gordon

Noele Gordon (December 25, 1919 East Ham-April 14, 1985 Birmingham) a.k.a. Joan Noele Gordon or Nolly was an English actor.

She was best known for her role as Meg Richardson in the long-running British soap opera "Crossroads," which she played from 1964 to 1981. Gordon began her career as a stage actress, performing in various productions in the West End and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She transitioned to television in the 1950s and appeared in several popular series such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "Emergency-Ward 10." Gordon was also a singer and released several albums throughout her career, including a Christmas album in 1967. After leaving "Crossroads," she continued to work in theater and on TV, including a guest appearance on "Doctor Who" in 1984.

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Daphne Oxenford

Daphne Oxenford (October 31, 1919 Chipping Barnet-December 21, 2012 Northwood, London) also known as Daphne M. Oxenford was an English actor.

Oxenford appeared in various films, television programs, and stage plays throughout her career. She is particularly remembered for her role as the Archers' matriarch, Grace Archer, in the long-running BBC radio soap opera "The Archers," a role she played from 1955 to 1980. She also appeared in shows such as "Coronation Street," "Z-Cars," and "Doctor Who." Outside of acting, Oxenford was also a radio presenter, children's author, and narrator for documentaries and audiobooks. She received an MBE in 2008 for her contributions to drama and broadcasting.

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Sheila Mercier

Sheila Mercier (January 1, 1919 Kingston upon Hull-) also known as Sheila Betty Rix is an English actor. She has one child, Nigel Mercier.

Sheila Mercier was best known for portraying the character of Annie Sugden in the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale Farm, now known as Emmerdale. She played this role for over two decades from 1972 until 1994. Mercier started her acting career in the 1940s and appeared in numerous stage productions before transitioning to television in the 1950s. Along with her work on Emmerdale, she also had roles on other popular British TV shows such as Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, and The Onedin Line. In 2018, Sheila Mercier passed away at the age of 100.

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Patricia Medina

Patricia Medina (July 19, 1919 Liverpool-April 28, 2012 Los Angeles) also known as Pat Medina, Patricia Paz Maria Medina or Patricia Medina Cotten was an English actor.

She began her career in British films in the 1940s and later moved to Hollywood. Some of her notable films include "Phantom of the Rue Morgue," "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" and "The Buckskin Lady." Medina was also a television personality and starred in shows such as "The 20th Century-Fox Hour" and "Zorro." She was married to actor Joseph Cotten from 1960 until his death in 1994. Medina passed away in 2012 at the age of 92.

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Kathleen Ankers

Kathleen Ankers (October 22, 1919 Ealing-October 24, 2001 Lenox Hill Hospital) also known as Kathleen Mary Ankers was an English actor and set designer.

She started her acting career in the mid-1940s in London's West End theatres, and soon after began working in film and television. Ankers appeared in several classic British films of the 1940s and 1950s including "The Red Shoes" (1948), "The Small Back Room" (1949), and "An Inspector Calls" (1954). She was also a skilled set designer, working on productions such as "The Old Vic Theatre" and "The Royal Shakespeare Company".

Ankers later moved to New York City, where she continued her work in theatre and film. She appeared in several American television series, such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Kojak". In addition to her acting work, Ankers was a respected acting teacher and coach, working with actors at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Throughout her career, Ankers was praised for her versatile range as an actor and her attention to detail as a designer. She received numerous awards and nominations for her work, including a BAFTA nomination for her performance in "The End of the Affair" (1955). Though she never achieved the level of fame enjoyed by some of her contemporaries, Kathleen Ankers remained a respected and beloved figure in the world of theatre and cinema until her death in 2001.

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