English movie stars died in 1996

Here are 5 famous actresses from England died in 1996:

Greer Garson

Greer Garson (September 29, 1904 Manor Park, London-April 6, 1996 Dallas) also known as Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson, Miss Greer Garson, Duchess or Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson, CBE was an English actor.

Greer Garson was best known for her roles in classic films such as "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Mrs. Miniver," and "Madame Curie." She first rose to fame in the 1930s on the London stage and went on to make her Hollywood debut in the film "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" in 1939, earning her the first of seven Academy Award nominations.

During World War II, Garson also became known for her work with the British government and the Red Cross, entertaining troops and raising money for war efforts. After the war, she continued her successful career in Hollywood, often playing strong-willed and independent women.

In addition to her film work, Garson also appeared on television and the stage, and was known for her humanitarian work and philanthropy. She was awarded the CBE in 1951 and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1972.

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Patsy Smart

Patsy Smart (August 14, 1918 Chingford-February 6, 1996 Northwood, London) a.k.a. Patricia Doris Smart was an English actor.

Smart began her acting career in 1936 and appeared in various films, television shows, and stage productions throughout her career. She is perhaps best known for her role as Miss Davenport in the British sitcom "Are You Being Served?" in the 1970s. Smart was also a skilled voice actor and lent her voice to several radio plays and animated shows.

In addition to her acting career, Smart was a writer and published two volumes of memoirs: "A Very Private View" and "Actress, Postcards from the Road". She was an avid collector of postcards and often used them as inspiration for her writing.

Throughout her life, Smart was involved in various charitable organizations and was particularly interested in animal welfare. She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1993 for her services to drama and charity.

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Renee Roberts

Renee Roberts (September 24, 1908-February 1, 1996) was an English actor. She had two children, Roberta Frankau and Rosemary Frankau.

Roberts began her acting career in the early 1930s, appearing in stage productions in London’s West End. She made her screen debut in the 1933 film "The Private Life of Henry VIII", and went on to appear in more than 50 films over the course of her career. Some of her notable films include "The Saint in London" (1939), "The Adventures of Tartu" (1943), and "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961). Aside from her work in film, Roberts was also a prolific stage actress, appearing in productions of plays by notable playwrights such as George Bernard Shaw and Tennessee Williams. In her later years, Roberts became a beloved character actress, often playing grandmothers or eccentric relatives. She passed away in London in 1996 at the age of 87.

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Dorothy Boyd

Dorothy Boyd (April 14, 1907 Sanderstead-November 27, 1996 England) was an English actor.

She appeared in over 40 films and television shows throughout her career, including "The Reluctant Debutante" (1958) and "The Walking Stick" (1969). Boyd began her acting career in the 1920s as a member of a touring theatre group before making her way to London's West End stage. She later transitioned to film and appeared in a number of British productions during the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to her acting work, Boyd was also involved in various charity organizations and served as the Lord Mayor of Croydon from 1968 to 1969.

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Peggy Bryan

Peggy Bryan (January 3, 1916 Birmingham-January 12, 1996 West Sussex) also known as Margaret Eileen Bryan or Margaret Eileen "Peggy" Bryan was an English actor and teacher.

She began her career as a stage actor, appearing in productions in the West End and on tour throughout the UK. In the 1950s and 60s, she transitioned into television and film work, appearing in a number of popular shows and films including The Saint, Dixon of Dock Green, and The Avengers.

Bryan was also a respected acting teacher and served as the head of acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She taught a number of successful actors, including Jim Broadbent and Hugh Bonneville.

In addition to her acting and teaching work, Bryan was an accomplished writer and published two novels, "All for Nothing" and "Half Shade". She was also an avid painter and had several exhibitions of her artwork throughout her career. Bryan passed away in West Sussex in 1996 at the age of 80.

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