Audrey Dalton Poster


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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 21 January 1934Dublin, Ireland

Mini Bio (1)

Dublin-born Audrey Dalton knew right from childhood that she wanted to be an actress: She appeared in school plays and (after the family's move to London) applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While Dalton was at RADA, a London-based Paramount executive saw her in a play and asked her to audition for the upcoming film The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953). Winning the part (and a Paramount contract), Dalton arrived in the U.S. in 1952 and co-starred in "Pleasure Island"; the studio loaned her out to 20th Century-Fox for My Cousin Rachel (1952) and Titanic (1953). Dalton later freelanced, working in films and on TV. Her first husband was assistant director James H. Brown, who is the father of her five children; she is now married to a retired engineer.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (2)

Rod F. Simenz (20 July 1979 - present)
James H. Brown (13 March 1953 - 1977) (divorced) (5 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Noted for an incredible speaking voice.

Trivia (7)

Attended the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2003.
Schooled at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Dublin before the family moved to London, England.
Divorced from TV executive assistant director James H. Brown after 24 years, she later married an engineer, Rod F. Simenz. Brown was once a UCLA college basketball player and the former couple met at a college party.
Has five children: Tara Anne (born 1953), Victoria Patricia (1955), James E. (1957), Richard P. (1959) and Adrian E. (1963).
Was asked by her father to appear in his Irish film This Other Eden (1959), which included members of the Abbey Players.
Daughter of Irish war hero-turned producer Emmet Dalton.
Guest at Lone Pine Film Festival, Lone Pine, California [October 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

I found working on film was much easier because the preparation was less intense. In making a movie you could concentrate on each day's work instead of being concerned with the entire play. Also, in film so much depends on the visual...A lot of what you do in the theater is much broader than on film, so I had to learn to tone down my work when I began working in movies.
Acting always seemed honest and straightforward. The characters portrayed had a purpose, and I loved the unspoken communication between the actor and his audience.

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