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Brenda Forbes (I) (1909–1996)

Brenda Forbes was best known for her distinguished career on the Broadway stage, where she first made an indelible impression as Elizabeth Barrett's (Katharine Cornell's) maid Wilson in 'The Barretts of Wimpole Street' (1935). Born to a theatrical family, Brenda left her native England while in her teens to join her mother (Mary Forbes), who ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Gladys (Housemaid)
(1942)
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry
(1986)
The Man Upstairs
(1992)

Filmography

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 1995 The Jerky Boys
Rich Woman with Necklace at Tut's
 1992 The Man Upstairs (TV Movie)
Cloris
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
Doris
 1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Movie)
Gladys Parker
 1967/II Anastasia (TV Movie)
Baroness Livenbaum
 1965 The Magnificent Yankee (TV Movie)
Mary
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Verna Clarvoe
- Beast in View (1964) ... Verna Clarvoe
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Abercrombie
- The Poisoner (1961) ... Mrs. Abercrombie
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Sara Crewe (1957)
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Dobson
- The Man on Roller Skates (1956) ... Miss Dobson
 1956 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bradman
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Mrs. Bradman
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Carrie
- Mrs. Brimmer Did It! (1955) ... Carrie
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Edythe Livingstone
- A String of Beads (1954) ... Edythe Livingstone
 1953 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Clara
- The Man in Possession (1953) ... Clara
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Nurse
- No Shoes (1951) ... Nurse
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Gwennie
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Gladys (Housemaid)
 1942 This Above All
Mae - Singer (uncredited)
 1941 Miss Polly
Patsy
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Nora Dunn
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
Penelope - the Maid
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She acted in Edward Bond's play, "The Sea," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Lenny Baker. See more »
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Daughter of Mary Forbes. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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