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Kay Walsh (I) (1911–2005)

Kay Walsh graced the British Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s as a leading lady, before maturing into character roles. She was born Kathleen Walsh in London, England of Irish parentage. She and her sister Peggy were raised in Pimlico by their grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in the chorus of several Andre Charlot revues, before performing... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 1982 Night Crossing
Doris' Mother
 1970 Taste of Excitement
Miss Barrow
 1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy
Aunt Cissie
 1970 Connecting Rooms
Mrs. Brent
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Movie)
Mrs. Walker (episode 'The Last Visitor')
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mrs. Joan Walker
- The Last Visitor (1969) ... Mrs. Joan Walker
 1967 Bikini Paradise
Harriet Pembroke
 1966 The Witches
Stephanie Bax
 1966 Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn (TV Movie)
Greta
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Greta
- Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn? (1966) ... Greta
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Ingar Sorensen
- And Suddenly You're Dead (1966) ... Ingar Sorensen
 1965-1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Harriet Bright / Martha Smallwood
- Morna (1966) ... Harriet Bright
- The Housekeeper (1965) ... Martha Smallwood
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Mrs. Woodley
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Mrs. Kross
- Struggle for a Mind (1964) ... Mrs. Kross
 1964 Contest Girl
Mrs. Freeman
 1964 Circus World
Flo Hunt
 1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
Mrs. Waggett
 1963 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Waggett
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) ... Mrs. Waggett
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) ... Mrs. Waggett
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) ... Mrs. Waggett
 1963 80,000 Suspects
Matron
 1963 Reach for Glory
Mrs. Curlew
 1962 The L-Shaped Room
Prostitute (uncredited)
 1961 Lunch Hour
Manageress
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Morgan
- I Spy (1961) ... Mrs. Morgan
 1960 Tunes of Glory
Mary Titterington
 1958 The Horse's Mouth
Dee Coker
 1956 Adventure Theater (TV Series)
Priscilla
- The Missing Passenger (1956) ... Priscilla
 1956 Now and Forever
Miss Muir
 1954 Lease of Life
Mrs. Vera Thorne
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Barbara Crain
 1953 Young Bess
Mrs. Ashley
 1952 The Stranger in Between
Mrs. Sykes
 1951 The Magic Box
Hotel Receptionist
 1951 Encore
Miss Molly Reid (segment "Winter Cruise")
 1950 The Magnet
Mrs Brent
 1950 Last Holiday
Mrs. Poole
 1948 Vice Versa
Florence 'Fanny' Verlane
 1947 The October Man
Molly Newman
 1942 In Which We Serve
Freda Lewis / Freda
 1940 The Chinese Den
Sadie Merivale
 1940 The Second Mr. Bush
Angela Windel-Todd
 1940 All at Sea
Diana
 1939 Sons of the Sea
Alison Devar
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
Peggy Allgood
 1938 I See Ice
Judy Gaye
 1937 All That Glitters
Eve Payne-Coade
 1937 Keep Fit
Joan Allen
 1937 The Last Adventurers
Margaret Arkell
 1936 If I Were Rich
Chrissie de la Mothe
 1936 Secret of Stamboul
Diana
 1936 The Luck of the Irish
Eileen O'Donnel
 1935 Smith's Wives
Mabel Smith
 1934 Get Your Man
Mary Vivien
 1934 The Bedroom Diplomat
Bit Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

"It was a flea pit and smelled. There was a woman at the piano with the light shining on her, and another woman who pumped disinfectant into the air. I thought it had the scent of sweet lavender, and that the palace - my palace - was the most wonderful place in the world." Referring to an cinema where her grandmother used to drop her off for the afternoon. See more »

Trivia:

Died seven days before her In Which We Serve (1942), The October Man (1947), This Happy Breed (1944) and Tunes of Glory (1960) co-star John Mills. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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