She acted in the production, "Sybil: A Celebration of Sybil Thorndike's 90th Birthday" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Sybil Thorndike, Laurence Olivier, Jane Casson, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Ustinov, Joan Plowright, Alec Guinness, Joyce Grenfell, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Webster, Ursula Jeans, Peggy ...
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Dame Wendy Hiller
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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It's amazing what they give these awards for. All I seemed to do was walk in and out of doors and look over my shoulder at Burt Lancaster
. They cut out my two best scenes, you know. I was frightfully cross. - regarding her Oscar-winning work in Separate Tables
She played Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (1938) opposite Leslie Howard
as Professor Henry Higgins. Rex Harrison
, who also appeared in Major Barbara
(1941) with Hiller, played Professor Henry Higgins in the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady on Broadway, followed by the West End London production (both opposite Julie Andrews
as Eliza Doolittle) and in the My Fair Lady
(1964) opposite Audrey