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Mary Ure (1933–1975)


An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow in 1933. Her first film was Zoltan Korda's Storm Over the Nile (1955), a misfiring remake of The Four Feathers (1939). Next was Windom's Way (1957) - a tale of rubber plantation strikes and marital strife, but more significant events had been occurring off-screen. In 1956, ... See full bio »

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(age 42) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare Mary Ellison
(1968)
Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger Alison Porter
(1959)
Sons and Lovers
Sons and Lovers Clara Dawes
(1960)
Custer of the West
Custer of the West Elizabeth Custer
(1967)

Filmography

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 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Jane
- The Break (1974) ... Jane
 1956-1974 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jane#1 / Ophelia
- The Break (1974) ... Jane#1
- Hamlet (1956) ... Ophelia
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Liz Hamilton
- Murder by One (1973) ... Liz Hamilton
 1972 A Reflection of Fear
Katherine
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Magdalene
- A Bit of Family Feeling (1971) ... Magdalene
 1964 The Luck of Ginger Coffey
Vera Coffey
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Bianca
- A Florentine Tragedy (1964) ... Bianca
 1963 The Mind Benders
Oonagh Longman
 1957 Windom's Way
Lee Windom
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 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #4.69 (1971) ... Herself
 1971 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #10.40 (1971) ... Herself
 1968 On Location: Where Eagles Dare (Documentary short)
Herself
 1958 Jack Hylton's Monday Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 3 March 1958 (1958) ... Herself

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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Paul Robeson, Sam Wanamaker, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Angela Baddeley, Vanessa Redgrave, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Tony Richardson was director. See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

In 1960 she became the second Scottish actress to have received an Oscar nomination for her role in Sons and Lovers (1960). The first was Deborah Kerr in 1949 for Edward, My Son (1949), who went on to receive a further five Oscar nominations. Both actresses, however, were unsuccessful in winning an Academy Award. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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