She acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "An Ideal Husband," at the Northampton Repertory Theatre in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England with Lionel Hamilton, Jonathan Adams, Marion McNaughton, Valerie Bond, and Desmond Gill in the cast.
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Did secretarial work, while scouting for jobs in British films. Had her first success as the teacher of a deaf child in Crash of Silence
(1952), as a result winning the 1952 British Film Academy's Award for 'Most Promising Newcomer'. Later played sympathetic, motherly, or careworn roles. Appeared on stage, both in Britain and in Australia. Best known on screen for Reach for the Sky
(1956) and the...