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Margaret Rutherford (1892–1972)

One is always at pains to locate a reference to Margaret Rutherford which does not characterize her as either jut-chinned, eccentric or both. But such, taken together, made for the charm of the woman. The combination of those most mundane of attributes has led some to suggest that she was made for the role of Agatha Christie's indomitable sleuth, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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 1967 Arabella
Princess Ilaria
 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong
Miss Gaulswallow
 1961 On the Double
Lady Vivian
 1957 Just My Luck
Mrs. Dooley
 1957 Big Time Operators
Mrs. Fazackalee
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Prudence Croquet
 1954 Aunt Clara
Clara Hilton
 1954 Mad About Men
Nurse Carey
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Miss Cynthia Beeston
 1953 Trouble in Store
Miss Bacon
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Gwladys Inglott
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
Miss Honey
 1952 Castle in the Air
Miss Nicholson
 1952 Curtain Up
Catherine Beckwith / Jeremy St. Claire
 1951 The Magic Box
Lady Pond
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy
Mrs. Dotherington
 1949 Passport to Pimlico
Professor Hatton-Jones
 1948 Miranda
Nurse Carey
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Dr. Winifred Frye
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
Madame Vernorel
 1944 Her Man Gilbey
Lady Christabel Beauclerk
 1943 Adventure for Two
Rowena Ventnor
 1943 Yellow Canary
Mrs. Towcester
 1941 Three Wise Brides
Aunt Bijou
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Magistrate
 1937 Missing, Believed Married
Lady Parke
 1937 Catch As Catch Can
Maggie Carberry
 1937 Big Fella
Nanny (uncredited)
 1937 Beauty and the Barge
Mrs. Baldwin
 1936 Talk of the Devil
Housekeeper
 1936 Hideout in the Alps
Evelyn Summers aka Miss Butterby, old gang moll
 1936 Troubled Waters
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(stage) Blithe Spirit - played Madame Arcati in original West End production, Piccadilly Theatre, July 1941. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Margaret Rutherford
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Personal Quote:

[on co-starring with Alastair Sim in The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)] I found doing the film a bit tiresome. Film actors are, by nature, more complicated than stage actors. Mr Sim is a brilliant actor but most competitive. See more »

Trivia:

Was the 58th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The V.I.P.s (1963) at The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964) on April 13, 1964. See more »

Star Sign:

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