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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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 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
 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
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Stage Play: Mademoiselle Colombe. Written by Jean Anouilh. Book adapted by Louis Kronenberger. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Longacre Theatre: 6 Jan 1954- 27 Feb 1954 (61 performances). Cast: Edna Best (as "Mme. Alexandra"), Julie Harris (as "Colombe"), Sam Jaffe (as "Gourette"), Eli Wallach (as "Julien"), ... 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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