English movie stars died in 1980

Here are 2 famous actresses from England died in 1980:

Cicely Courtneidge

Cicely Courtneidge (April 1, 1893 Sydney-April 26, 1980 Putney) a.k.a. Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge, Dame Cicely Courtneidge or Dame Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge was an English comedian and actor.

She was born in Sydney, Australia where her parents were on tour with a theatrical company. Her family moved to England when she was a child and she began her acting career at a young age, often performing alongside her father. She became a popular stage performer in the 1920s and 1930s, starring in numerous musical comedies and revues.

During World War II, Courtneidge performed for the troops, both in England and abroad. She also appeared in several films, including the 1944 musical "London Town" and the 1963 comedy "The L-Shaped Room". Courtneidge was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972 for her contributions to the arts. She passed away in 1980 at the age of 87.

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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.

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