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Frances Clare (1904–1995)

Frances Clare was born on December 24, 1904 in Easthampstead, Berkshire, England as Fanny Clotilde Janie Sabben-Clare. She was an actress, known for Gone to Earth (1950), The Wild Heart (1952) and Panic at Madame Tussaud's (1948). She was married to Esmond Knight. She died on April 25, 1995 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Gone to Earth
Gone to Earth Amelia Clomber
The Wild Heart
The Wild Heart Amelia Comber
Panic at Madame Tussaud's
Panic at Madame Tussaud's Mrs Mervyn St John Ellis


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 1952 The Wild Heart
Amelia Comber
 1950 Gone to Earth
Amelia Clomber
 1948 Panic at Madame Tussaud's
Mrs Mervyn St John Ellis

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She performed in the show, "An Evening with Beatrice Lillie," at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Beatrice Lillie, Leslie Bricusse, and John Philip in the cast. Rolf Gerard was art director. See more »

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Was close friends to actress Nora Swinburne who eventually became ex-husband's Esmond's second wife. Frances, Esmond and Nora remained very friendly even after the couple's divorce in 1946. When Esmond died in 1987, Frances and his wife Nora attended the funeral together. See more »



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