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Date of Birth 5 June 1922Liverpool, Lancashire [now in Merseyside], England, UK
Birth NameSheila Beryl Grant Sim

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Sheila Sim was born on June 5, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire [now in Merseyside], England as Sheila Beryl Grant Sim. She is an actress, known for A Canterbury Tale (1944), Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) and The Night My Number Came Up (1955). She was previously married to Richard Attenborough.

Spouse (1)

Richard Attenborough (22 January 1945 - 24 August 2014) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (10)

First celebrity talent-spotter on Opportunity Knocks (1956).
Sister-in-law of naturalist David Attenborough.
Mother, with Richard Attenborough, of Charlotte Attenborough, Michael Attenborough and Jane Attenborough.
Costarred opposite husband Richard Attenborough in the original production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" in London in 1952; now the longest-running play ever.
Former mother-in-law of actress Jane Seymour
Older sister of actor Gerald Sim.
Mother-in-law of Karen Lewis and Graham Sinclair.
Became an Associate Member of RADA.
Graduated from RADA.
Her daughter Jane, Jane's mother-in-law, Jane Holland, and her granddaughter Lucy were killed by a tsunami while vacationing in Phuket, Thailand. Another granddaughter, Alice, was seriously injured. [December 26, 2004]

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