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Edna Best (1900–1974)


Genteel, lady-like British actress who was a much respected theatrical star in the 1920's and 30's, both in her own country and in the United States. Born in March 1917 in Hove, Sussex, she took to the stage at the age of seventeen as Ela Delahay in 'Charley's Aunt'. She played Peter Pan three years later and married the first of her actor ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

The Man Who Knew Too Much
(1934)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Martha Huggins
(1947)
Intermezzo: A Love Story
Intermezzo: A Love Story Margit Brandt
(1939)
South Riding
South Riding Sarah Barton
(1938)

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 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Pauline Martin
- P.J. Martin and Son (1955) ... Pauline Martin
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Mrs. Albert Foster
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Ida Magnus
 1940 Swiss Family Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
 1938 Prison Without Bars
Yvonne Chanel
 1934 The Key
Norah Kerr
 1932 Faithful Hearts
Blackie Anderway / Blackie's Daughter
 1930 Beyond the Cities
Mary Hayes
 1930 Loose Ends
Nina Grant
 1923 A Couple of Down and Outs
Molly Roarke

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Stage Play: Melo. Drama. From the French of Henri Bernstein, adapted by Arthur Pollock. Directed by Marcel Varneli. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 16 Apr 1931- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/67 performances). Cas: Ruth Abbott (as "Christiane"), Francois Amiard (as "A Maitre D'Hôtel"), Edna Best (as "Romaine Belcroix"), Harry Davenport (as "Dr. ... See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Ex-mother-in-law of Mel Bourne. See more »

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