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Cicely Courtneidge (1893–1980)

Cicely Courtneidge was born on April 1, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge. She was an actress, known for The L-Shaped Room (1962), The Perfect Gentleman (1935) and Things Are Looking Up (1935). She was married to Jack Hulbert. She died on April 26, 1980 in Putney, London, England. See full bio »

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The L-Shaped Room
The Perfect Gentleman
Things Are Looking Up
Things Are Looking Up Cicely Fytte / Bertha Fytte
The Woman in Command
The Woman in Command Jenny Marvello / Maisie Marvello


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 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Longham
- The Beauty Operators (1969) ... Lady Longham
 1969 On the Buses (TV Series)
- The Darts Match (1969) ... Mum
- The Canteen (1969) ... Mum
- The New Inspector (1969) ... Mum
- Bus Drivers' Stomach (1969) ... Mum
- Olive Takes a Trip (1969) ... Mum
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
The Bursar
- A Little Learning (1966) ... The Bursar
 1966 The Wrong Box
Major Martha
 1964-1965 Compact (TV Series)
Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Hidden Depths (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Day of Decision (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Friends and Enemies (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Any Other Business? (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Trouble Brewing (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Katherine Glastonbury
- The Wife of Knightsbridge (1964) ... Katherine Glastonbury
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Bessy Seymour
- The Case of the Stagedoor Johnnie (1963) ... Bessy Seymour
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosewall
- Double Exposure (1963) ... Mrs. Rosewall
 1957-1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Isabel Kilpatrick / Jane Hayling
- Fool's Paradise (1959) ... Jane Hayling
 1955 Dead by Morning
Miss Tulip
 1952 Gay's the Word (TV Movie)
Gay Daventry
 1949 Her Excellency (TV Movie)
Her Excellency Lady Frances Maxwell
 1949 Under the Counter (TV Movie)
Jo Fox
 1940 Under Your Hat
Kay Millett
 1937 Take My Tip
Lady Hattie Pilkington
 1936 Everybody Dance
Katharine 'Lady Kate' Levering
 1935 Things Are Looking Up
Cicely Fytte / Bertha Fytte
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
April Maye
 1935 Me and Marlborough
Kit Ross
 1933/I Falling for You
Minnie Tucker
 1933 The Woman in Command
Jenny Marvello / Maisie Marvello
 1932 Night and Day
Mrs. Bobday
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Ronald Jeans and Douglas Furber's revue, "R.S.V.P," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Jack Hulbert, Helen Burnell, Irene Russell, Bobbie Comber, Robert Naylor, and Ivor McClaren. Ivor Novello, Vivian Ellis, and Arthur Schwartz were also writers. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Cicely Courtneidge

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With her husband Jack Hulbert formed one of the most successful and popular music comedy teams in 1930's Britain. The couple met in 1913 during a joint performance and married three years later. Over the next decade, they appeared in theatres and music halls nationwide, subsequently making the transition to films. After World War II, Cicely embarked on a solo career as a straight actress, often ... See more »

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