English movie stars died in 1987

Here are 5 famous actresses from England died in 1987:

Irene Handl

Irene Handl (December 27, 1901 Maida Vale-November 29, 1987 Kensington) was an English actor and writer.

Handl began her acting career in the 1920s and was a well-known character actress by the 1950s. She appeared in dozens of films and television shows throughout her career, including popular British comedies such as "The Belles of St. Trinian's" and "Carry On Nurse". Handl was also a writer and published several books, including a collection of humorous stories titled "The Price of Folly" and an autobiography called "Filming with the British". She was known for her no-nonsense attitude and her dedication to her craft, and continued to act well into her 80s.

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Sari Maritza

Sari Maritza (March 17, 1910 Tianjin-July 1, 1987 United States Virgin Islands) also known as Patricia Detering-Nathan or Dora Patricia Detring-Nathan was an English actor.

Sari Maritza was born in Tianjin, China to a German mother and a Polish father. She spent her childhood in China, Poland, and Germany. In the 1930s, she began her acting career in Germany and became a popular actress in Hollywood films in the 1940s. Some of her notable films include "The Man Who Lost Himself" (1941) and "The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler" (1943).

Maritza was briefly married to the German-American composer Frederick Hollander, who wrote music for many of her films. During World War II, Maritza became an American citizen and changed her name to Patricia Detering-Nathan. After the war, she acted in European films before retiring from the film industry in 1952.

In her later years, Maritza lived in the United States Virgin Islands where she was involved in humanitarian work. She died in St. Croix in 1987 at the age of 77.

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Heather Thatcher

Heather Thatcher (September 3, 1896 London-February 15, 1987 Hillingdon) a.k.a. Heather Mary Thatcher or Thatcher was an English actor and dancer.

Thatcher began her career as a dancer, performing in several revues in the 1910s and 1920s. She transitioned to acting in the 1930s and became a popular character actress, appearing in over 50 films throughout her career. Thatcher was known for her versatility and her ability to play a wide range of roles, from comedic to dramatic. She was particularly popular in the 1940s and appeared in several war films during this time. Thatcher was also a popular radio personality and appeared on several popular British radio shows of the 1940s and 1950s. She continued to act well into her 80s, making her final appearance on television in 1983. Throughout her career, Thatcher was known for her professionalism and her dedication to her craft.

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Hermione Gingold

Hermione Gingold (December 9, 1897 Maida Vale-May 24, 1987 New York City) also known as Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold was an English actor. Her children are called Stephen Joseph and Leslie Joseph.

Gingold began her career on stage in the 1920s and continued to act in theater productions throughout her life, both in London's West End and on Broadway. She was also known for her work in films, including "Gigi," for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and "A Little Night Music," for which she received a Tony Award nomination. In addition to her acting career, Gingold was also a witty and engaging raconteur, often entertaining her friends and associates with her sharp sense of humor. She published an autobiography in 1977, titled "How to Grow Old Disgracefully: An Autobiography." Gingold passed away in 1987 at the age of 89 in New York City.

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Anne Grey

Anne Grey (March 6, 1907 Lincoln-April 3, 1987 Lee-on-the-Solent) also known as Aileen Ewing was an English actor.

During her career, Anne Grey appeared in over 30 films and was also known for her stage performances. She began her acting career in the 1920s and quickly gained popularity, starring in notable films such as "The Constant Nymph" and "The First Mrs. Fraser". Grey was admired for her beauty and her ability to convey complex emotions on screen, often playing tragic heroines. Despite her success, she retired from acting in the late 1940s to focus on her family life. She was married to the actor Basil Sydney and they had two children together. Anne Grey is remembered as an accomplished and talented actor who contributed greatly to the world of British cinema.

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