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Marjorie Rhodes


Marjorie RhodesMarjorie Rhodes (real name Marjorie Rhodes Wise) was born in Hull on 9th April 1903 and died in Hove, Sussex, on 4th July 1979.

She was nominated for Broadway's 1965 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "All in Good Time."

Marjorie was one of those characters, like Gladys Henson and Thora Hird, who were often cast as quarrelsome old bats. She gave an excellent performance in "Footsteps in the Fog" as the disapproving housekeeper who falls foul of scheming Jean Simmons. She was a fine comedy actress too, and I still remember a TV broadcast of an hilarious farce, starring Freddie Frinton, in which she played a fearsome landlady.

Her wonderful performance as the wife of Sir John Mills in 'The Family Way' brought her some concrete recognition as she was named Best Supporting Actress by both The National Board Of Review and The National Society Of Film Critics in the USA.

She was also in the cast of, In Loving Memory, a gentle comedy, set in an undertakers, that proved popular over some 17 years. The original transmission was produced by Thames in 1969.


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