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Joyce Grenfell (1910–1979)

Toothy Britisher Joyce Grenfell with her stark, equine features charmed and humored audiences both here and abroad on radio, stage, revues, film and TV for nearly four decades. Lovingly remembered as a delightfully witty monologist and raconteur, she inherited her bold talents from her eccentric socialite mother, who just so happened to be ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Americanization of Emily
(1964)
Stage Fright
Stage Fright 'Lovely Ducks'
(1950)
The Belles of St. Trinian's
The Belles of St. Trinian's P.W. Sgt. Ruby Gates
(1954)

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 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Hortense Astor
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Mrs. Barham
 1963 The Old Dark House
Agatha Femm
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
Aunt Florence
 1953 Genevieve
Hotel Proprietress
 1952 Penny Plain (TV Movie)
 1951 The Magic Box
Mrs. Claire
 1951 The Galloping Major
Maggie the Waitress
 1949 A Run for Your Money
Mrs. Pargiter
 1949 Tuppence Coloured (TV Movie)
 1949 Poet's Pub
Miss Horsefell-Hughes
 1948 Designing Women (Documentary short)
Miss Arty
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Daphne
 1943 The Lamp Still Burns
Dr. Barrett (as Joyce Greenfell)
 1943 Adventure for Two
Sybil Paulson
 1941 A Letter from Home (Short)
American Mother
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed in Noel Coward's revue, "Sigh No More," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Cyril Ritchard, Madge Elliott, Graham Payn, and Mantovanni and his Orchestra in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Print Biographies | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joyce Greenfell | Joyce Grenfell O.B.E.
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Trivia:

She died a month before she was to be awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1980 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to entertainment. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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