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Overview (4)

Born in Fulham, London, England, UK
Died in Westminster, London, England, UK
Birth NameJoan Olive Benham
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joan Benham was born on May 17, 1918 in Fulham, London, England as Joan Olive Benham. She was an actress, known for Child in the House (1956), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and Melissa (1974). She was married to Martin Case. She died on June 13, 1981 in Westminster, London.

Spouse (1)

Martin Case (1942 - 13 June 1981) (her death)

Trivia (3)

First cousin of Hollywood actress Olive Sturgess.
Matronly British character actress, on the West End stage from the 1940's. On screen, appeared mostly in television guest spots, best known for her role as Lady Fairfax on the long-running soap Upstairs, Downstairs (1971).
Suffered an embarrassing accident during a 1949 stage performance of "Ann Veronica" at the London Piccadilly Theatre: after losing balance, the tandem bicycle ridden by her and fellow-actress Alexis Frances, went off stage and crashed into the orchestra pit.

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