She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Barbara Jefford, Judi Dench, John Justin, Alec McCowen, John Moffatt, Gerald James, John Stride, and Barbara Leigh-Hunt in the cast. Toye was director.
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on roles] "When you get into the granny era, you're lucky to get anything."
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's New Year Honours List and the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1990 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.