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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 Hove, Sussex, in March 1900, 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 »

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 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Pauline Martin
- P.J. Martin and Son (1955) ... Pauline Martin
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Millie Drake
- Old Acquaintance (1951) ... Millie Drake
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Mrs. Albert Foster
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Ida Magnus
 1940 Swiss Family Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
 1939 Intermezzo: A Love Story
Margit
 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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She acted in A.A. Milne's play, "Michael and Mary", at the St. James's Theatre in London, England with Herbert Marshall, Olwen Brookes, Margaret Scudamore, Elizabeth Allan and Frank Lawton in the cast. See more »

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Height:

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

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