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She worked in repertory in Ireland and New York. She toured America for two years with the American Theatre Guild. She is best remembered for playing "Dr. Frances Whitney" in the TV Series Emergency-Ward 10 (1957). Despite being a household name, she died in obscurity without any obituaries. She married David Lawrence, an American businessman, in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Emergency-Ward 10
Emergency-Ward 10 Frances Whitney
Destination Death
Destination Death Mrs. Carden
The Narrowing Circle
The Narrowing Circle Laura Martin
Life at Stake
Life at Stake Pauline


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 2005 A Gyro Full of Dollars (Short)
Lady Getting Mugged
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Mrs. Nolan
- Why They Killed Nolan (1968) ... Mrs. Nolan
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Henge
- That Woman (1967) ... Mrs. Henge
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- As the Crow Flies (1965) ... Sylvia
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
- A Date with Celeste (1965) ... Nurse
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Jane Kingsley
- The Boiler Suite Shape (1964) ... Jane Kingsley
 1961-1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Frances Whitney
- Episode #1.717 (1964) ... Frances Whitney
- Episode #1.716 (1964) ... Frances Whitney
- Episode #1.715 (1964) ... Frances Whitney
- Episode #1.714 (1964) ... Frances Whitney
- Episode #1.713 (1964) ... Frances Whitney
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Sara Bolt
- The Face (1961) ... Sara Bolt
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Ann Payton
- The Web (1961) ... Ann Payton
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Mamie / Blanche
- Dressed to Kill (1960) ... Mamie
- Game for Three Hands (1960) ... Blanche
 1955-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Maxine / Ellen Colman
- There's Danger in Beauty (1959) ... Maxine
- Cross Channel (1955) ... Ellen Colman
 1958 O.S.S. (TV Series)
- Operation Yodel (1958) ... Suzanne
 1957 White Hunter (TV Series)
Nora Maxwell
- The Prisoner (1957) ... Nora Maxwell
 1957 Life at Stake
 1957 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
- Ship on the Reef (1957) ... Kathleen
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Jane Warwick
- The Ghost (1956) ... Jane Warwick
 1956 Destination Death (Short)
Mrs. Carden
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Carol Herrick
- The Gloves (1956) ... Carol Herrick
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Derwent's Wife / Edward's Wife / Ethel
- The Wanderer (1956) ... Derwent's Wife / Edward's Wife
- Errand of Mercy (1956) ... Ethel
 1956 The Narrowing Circle
Laura Martin
 1955 The Way Out
Vera Bellamy
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Helen Trevor
- The Rescue (1955) ... Helen Trevor
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Family Portrait (1955) ... Reba
 1955 Lies My Father Told Me (TV Movie)
 1954 The Black Glove
Gloria Lewis Colt

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Other Works:

She acted in the play, "Starched Aprons", at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Renee Goddard, Miriam Karlin, Diana Calderwood, Freda Jackson, Alfie Bass and Dennis Ramsden in the cast.


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Opened a women-only slimming clinic in Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road, London in January 1968. See more »

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