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Florence Desmond (1905–1993)


Florence Desmond was born on May 31, 1905 in Islington, London, England as Florence Elizabeth Dawson. She was an actress, known for Sally in Our Alley (1931), Some Girls Do (1969) and Gay Love (1934). She was married to Charles Hughesdon and Tom Campbell Black. She died on January 16, 1993 in Guildford, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Sally in Our Alley
Sally in Our Alley Florrie Small
(1931)
Some Girls Do
Some Girls Do Lady Manderley
(1969)
Gay Love
Gay Love Gloria Fellowes
(1934)
No Limit
No Limit Florrie Dibney
(1935)

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 1969 Some Girls Do
Lady Manderley
 1956 Charley Moon
Mary Minton
 1954 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1954)
 1950 Three Came Home
Betty Sommers
 1949 Cabaret Cruise (TV Series)
 1940 Hoots Mon
Jenny MacTavish
 1938 The Playboy
Flo Hadley
 1936 Accused
Yvette Delange
 1936 Keep Your Seats, Please!
Florrie
 1935 No Limit
Florrie Dibney
 1934 Gay Love
Gloria Fellowes
 1933 I Am Suzanne! (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Mr. Skitch
Florence Desmond
 1933 My Lucky Star
Mlle. de Capo
 1933 Long Live the King (Short)
Florie
 1932 Nine Till Six
Daisy
 1932 The Marriage Bond
Elsie
 1932 High Society
Florrie
 1931 Sally in Our Alley
Florrie Small
 1930 The Road to Fortune
Toots Willoughby
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Other Works:

She performed in the show, "A Glamorous Night with Evelyn Laye and Friends," at the London, Palladium in London, England with Evelyn Laye, Jane Baxter, Katie Boyle, Dame Hilda Bracket, Dora Bryan, Paul Daneman, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, John Mills, Stifyn Parri, Muriel Pavlow, Marti Webb, Elisabeth Welch, Anna Wing, Mary ... See more »

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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Trivia:

British dancer and cabaret star, on stage from the age of ten. A gifted impersonator, capable of playing multiple roles during a performance. Considerably more prolific on stage and radio than on screen. Toured army camps with ENSA during World War II. Retired in 1953. See more »

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