She acted in "William Shakespeare's Birthday Night Celebration" at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Baliol Holloway, Ernest Milton, Sir Ben Greet, Sir Robert Atkins, Esmond Knight, Ion Swinley, Frank Vosper, Wilfrid Walter, Marie Ney, Lady Benson, Horace Sequeira, Beatrice Wilson, Dame Edith ...
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Dame Margaret Rutherford
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You never have a comedian who hasn't got a very deep strain of sadness within him or her. One thing is incidental on the other. Every great clown has been very near to tragedy.
She was the daughter of William Benn and Florence Nicholson. Just before her birth, her father murdered her grandfather. Her mother died when she was three years old and she was brought up by her aunt, Bessie Nicholson, in Wimbledon. When her aunt died a small inheritance allowed her to join the Old Vic in repertory.