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Jean Marsh

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of film appearances as a dancer. She then spent three ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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She played Mrs. Cratchit in a stage production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", at the Marriott Marquis Theater, which also featured F. Murray Abraham, Ossie Davis, June Havoc, Rex Smith, Carole Shelley, and MacIntyre Dixon. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jeanne Marsh | Jean Marsh OBE


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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[asked if she owns a piece of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)] I get a residual for the idea as much as I get a residual for the acting. It's a very low fee. I think I got something like $100 an episode initially for the idea, and my royalty is based on that rate. I've got a saying: "If it had been made in America I'd be Mary Tyler Moore. As it is, I'm Mary Tyler Less." See more »


Her father was an outdoor maintenance man and printer's assistant. Her mother was a bar employee and dresser for the theatre. See more »

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