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Isabel Jeans (1891–1985)


Stately Isabel Jeans was brought to Hollywood by the director Anatole Litvak to appear as Fermonde Dupond in his comedy Tovarich (1937). The daughter of an art critic, Frederick George Jeans, she had aspired to be a singer but instead forged a career on the stage. Her first role came courtesy of theatre legend Herbert Beerbohm Tree when she was ... See full bio »

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(age 93) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Gigi
Gigi Aunt Alicia
(1958)
Suspicion
Suspicion Mrs. Newsham
(1941)
Easy Virtue
Easy Virtue Larita Filton
(1928)
Heavens Above!
Heavens Above! Lady Despard
(1963)

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 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
Mrs. Harlow
- File on Harry Jordan (1966) ... Mrs. Harlow
 1963 Heavens Above!
Lady Despard
 1961 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
Mistress of the Robes
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Princess Eugénie
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Dame Lavinia
- Toys of the Dead (1959) ... Dame Lavinia
 1958 Gigi
Aunt Alicia
 1957 It Happened in Rome
Cynthia
 1953-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer
- The Confidential Clerk (1955) ... Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer
- The Confidential Clerk (1953) ... Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer
 1948 Elizabeth of Ladymead
Mother in 1903
 1945 Great Day
Lady Mott
 1942 Banana Ridge
Sue Long
 1939 Man About Town
Mme. Dubois
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Caroline Brand
 1938 Hard to Get
Mrs. Richards
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Mrs. Lornay
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
Mrs. Merrivale
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Marian Plantagenet
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Lady Paula Malverton
 1935 The Crouching Beast
The Pellegrini
 1934 Rolling in Money
Duchess of Braceborough
 1932 Sally Bishop
Dolly Durlacher
 1929 Power Over Men
Marion Delacour
 1929 The Return of the Rat
Zélia de Chaumet Boucheron
 1927 When Boys Leave Home
Julia
 1926 Windsor Castle (Short)
 1925 The Rat
Zelie de Chaumet
 1921 Romance and Reality (Short)
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She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Mai Zetterling, Ian Hunter, and Nicholas Hannen in the cast. Irene Hentschel was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Isobel Jeans
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Elegant, courtly British character actress long on the stage who played a couple of top roles in Alfred Hitchcock's silent films, When Boys Leave Home (1927) and Easy Virtue (1928), then went to Hollywood and settled into a number of grande dames, for Hitchcock (Suspicion (1941)) and many others. See more »

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Virgo

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