English movie stars died in 1976

Here are 7 famous actresses from England died in 1976:

Edith Evans

Edith Evans (February 8, 1888 London-October 14, 1976 Cranbrook) also known as Edith Mary Evans, Dame Edith Mary Evans, DBE or Dame Edith Evans was an English actor.

She was best known for her performances on the stage, but also appeared in films such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Tom Jones." Evans began her acting career in 1912 and went on to become one of the leading Shakespearean actresses of her time. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946 for her contributions to the arts. Evans continued to act well into her 80s and was a beloved figure in the world of British theater. She never married, but had a long-term partnership with the actress and producer, Clare Venables.

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Sybil Thorndike

Sybil Thorndike (October 24, 1882 Gainsborough-June 9, 1976 Chelsea) a.k.a. Agnes Sybil Thorndike, Lady Casson, Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike, Dame Sybil Thorndyke, Dame Sybil Thorndike or Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike CH DBE was an English actor and pianist. She had four children, Christopher Casson, Ann Casson, Mary Casson and John Casson.

During her career, Sybil Thorndike performed in many acclaimed productions in London's West End and on Broadway, including Shakespearean plays like "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "The Tempest." She also appeared in films such as "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957) and "The Good Companions" (1933).

In addition to her acting, Thorndike was also a committed activist and philanthropist. She was a member of the Labour Party and supported many social causes, including women's rights, refugee aid, and nuclear disarmament. She was a founder of the Workers' Theatre Movement and the president of the Catholic Stage Guild.

In honor of her contributions to British theatre and her philanthropy, Thorndike was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1931 and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1939. In 1958, she was awarded the Order of Merit (OM), one of the highest honors bestowed upon a British citizen. Thorndike passed away in 1976 at the age of 93.

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Angela Baddeley

Angela Baddeley (July 4, 1904 West Ham-February 22, 1976 Grayshott) also known as Madeline Angela Clinton-Baddeley or Angela Baddeley CBE was an English actor. Her child is called Juliet Shaw.

Angela Baddeley was born to a working-class family in West Ham, Essex, and began her acting career at a young age on the stage in London's West End. She gained recognition for her portrayal of Mrs. Bridges in the popular television series "Upstairs, Downstairs" which aired from 1971 to 1975. In addition to her work in television, Baddeley also appeared in numerous films, including "Tom Jones" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Her theatrical work included a role in the original production of "The Happiest Days of Your Life" and "The Circle" by W. Somerset Maugham. In 1963, she was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her contributions to the arts. Angela Baddeley passed away in Grayshott, Hampshire in 1976 at the age of 71.

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Sheree Winton

Sheree Winton (November 4, 1936 Sheffield-May 29, 1976 Hatch End) also known as Shirley Winton was an English actor. She had one child, Dale Winton.

Sheree Winton was born in Sheffield and started her acting career in the 1950s. She appeared in a number of films such as "The Wayward Bus" and "Two and Two Make Six" and also worked in theatre productions. Outside of acting, Winton was known for her stylish fashion sense and was often photographed at social events. She was married twice, first to a man named Gary and then to her second husband whom she later divorced. Sadly, Winton's life was cut short at the age of 39 when she died of an overdose of barbiturates. Her son, Dale Winton, went on to become a well-known TV presenter in the UK.

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Marjorie Hume

Marjorie Hume (January 27, 1900 Great Yarmouth-November 27, 1976 Oxshott) a.k.a. Marjory Hume was an English actor.

She began her acting career in the 1920s, performing in both film and theater productions. Hume is best known for her role as Mrs. Pearce in the 1964 film adaptation of "My Fair Lady." Her other notable film credits include "The Belles of St. Trinian's" (1954) and "The Plague of the Zombies" (1966). In addition to her acting career, Hume was also a writer and wrote a number of books on the subjects of beauty and charm. She passed away in 1976 at the age of 76.

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Ruth Gillmore

Ruth Gillmore (October 26, 1899 London-February 1, 1976 New York) a.k.a. Ruth Emily Gillmore or Ruth Gillmore Sonino was an English actor. She had one child, Mildred Sonino.

Gillmore received her education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She made her acting debut in London's West End in Noel Coward's play "Easy Virtue" in 1926. Gillmore then went on to perform in various productions in London circuit, such as "Hay Fever," "The Circle," and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

In 1929, Gillmore traveled to New York City to perform in the American production of Noel Coward's play "Private Lives" with Coward himself. She made her Broadway debut the following year in the play "Dishonored Lady." Gillmore appeared in various Broadway productions, including "Petticoat Fever," "The Heiress," and "The Petrified Forest."

In addition to her stage work, Gillmore also appeared in a few films, such as "The Shadow of the Thin Man" (1941) and "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946).

Gillmore retired from acting in the early 1950s and lived in New York City until her death in 1976 at the age of 76.

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Margaret Leighton

Margaret Leighton (February 26, 1922 Barnt Green-January 13, 1976 Chichester) was an English actor.

She started her acting career in the 1940s and quickly caught the attention of the theatre world with her remarkable performances. Leighton worked with some of the most prestigious theatre companies of her time, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Old Vic. She received critical acclaim for her roles in numerous productions of William Shakespeare's plays, such as "Macbeth," "Hamlet," and "The Tempest."

In addition to her work in theatre, Leighton also appeared in several films and television shows throughout her career. Some of her notable film roles include "The Winslow Boy" (1948), "The Sound and the Fury" (1959), and "The Go-Between" (1971). On television, Leighton was known for her roles in "The Assassination Bureau" (1969) and "Much Ado About Nothing" (1967).

Leighton was also a skilled writer and director, and she wrote several plays throughout her career. She received numerous accolades for her contributions to British theatre, including multiple Tony Awards and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Despite her untimely death in 1976, Margaret Leighton's legacy as one of Britain's finest actors continues to inspire and influence actors today.

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