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Dorothy Black (I) (1899–1985)

Dorothy Black was born on September 18, 1899 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was an actress, known for The Adventure (1957), Rebecca (1947) and The Night Has Eyes (1942). She died on February 19, 1985 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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 1987 Seeing Things (TV Series)
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Madame Hautignol
- The Lady from Maxims (1973) ... Madame Hautignol
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Tillington
- The Black Dog (1973) ... Lady Tillington
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
- I Belong to Somebody (1972) ... Regina
 1972 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
- The Swedish Tiger (1972) ... Flo
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini-Series)
 1970 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Pentreath
- Revelations (1970) ... Lady Pentreath
- Fire (1970) ... Lady Pentreath
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Margaret Seymour
- Jane Seymour (1970) ... Lady Margaret Seymour
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Lady Alleyn
- Artists in Crime (1968) ... Lady Alleyn
 1968 Driveway (TV Series)
Mrs. Brough-Morton
- What About Yourself? (1968) ... Mrs. Brough-Morton
- Meet the Major (1968) ... Mrs. Brough-Morton
 1968 The Franchise Trail (TV Movie)
Lady Somerville
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- An Officer of the Court (1967) ... Investor
 1967 Haunted (TV Series)
Lady Ennering
- After the Funeral (1967) ... Lady Ennering
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mrs. MacIndoe
- A Penny Saved (1967) ... Mrs. MacIndoe
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Lady Alconhurst
- The Duke and I (1967) ... Lady Alconhurst
 1964-1966 Marriage Lines (TV Series)
Kate's mother
- Back to the Beginning (1966) ... Kate's mother
- Goodbye George - Goodbye Kate (1965) ... Kate's mother
- The Loan (1964) ... Kate's mother
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Augusta Gordon
- Gordon of Khartoum (1966) ... Augusta Gordon
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Mary Squires
- Nine-Tenths of the Iceberg (1965) ... Mrs. Mary Squires
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Rigby
- A Menace to the Public (1965) ... Mrs. Rigby
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Lady Wentworth
- The Lawless Lady (1964) ... Lady Wentworth
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
The Countess
- The Countess (1962) ... The Countess
 1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Beck
- Desperation (1961) ... Mrs. Beck
 1960 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
First lady
- Changes in the Staff (1960) ... First lady
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Worgan
- What the Public Wants (1959) ... Mrs. Worgan
 1958 Murder Bag (TV Series)
Mrs. Strang
- Lockhart Casts a Net (1958) ... Mrs. Strang
 1957 The Grove Family (TV Series)
Head Mistress
- The Missing Masterpiece (1957) ... Head Mistress
 1957 The Adventure (TV Short)
Mrs. Pettifer
 1957 Young Chippie (TV Short)
Mrs. Rennel-Hill
 1956 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Miss Barbara Pinkerton
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Miss Barbara Pinkerton
 1954 Roses for the Oueen (TV Movie)
Mistress Vaughan
 1954 Tygers Hart (TV Movie)
Mary Shakespeare
 1949 Old English (TV Movie)
Adela Heythorp
 1949 Poison Pen (TV Movie)
Phryne Rainrider
 1947 The Kingdom of God (TV Movie)
Sister Manuela
 1947 Rebecca (TV Movie)
Mrs. Danvers
 1942 The Night Has Eyes
Miss Fenwick
 1939 The Young Idea (TV Movie)
 1939 Edna's Fruit Hat (TV Movie)
 1937 Othello (TV Movie)
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
- Twelfth Night (1937) ... Olivia
 1934 The Admiral's Secret
Donna Teresa
 1931 Her Reputation
Georgina Pastell
 1931 Captivation

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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Baliol Holloway, John Wyse, and Rachel Kempson (Hero) in the cast. W. Bridges Adams was director. See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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