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Diana Wynyard (1906–1964)

One of the outstanding stage actresses of her time, Diana Wynyard will always be remembered for her unforgettable performance in the British version of the thriller Gaslight (1940) (re-made in Hollywood in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman). Starring opposite the great Anton Walbrook, she played the part of terrorized Bella Mallen (driven to the point of ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 58) in London, England, UK

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 1956-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Helen Purslow / Irina Arkadina / Gertrude
- The Man in the Panama Hat (1964) ... Helen Purslow
- Hamlet (1956) ... Gertrude
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Stella Lambert
- Eye Witness (1960) ... Stella Lambert
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jane Birman
- The Second Man (1959) ... Jane Birman
 1957 Island in the Sun
Mrs. Fleury
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
The Empress
- Mayerling (1957) ... The Empress
 1956 The Gentle Touch
Matron
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Lucille
- The Little Big Shot (1955) ... Lucille
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Joanna Manville
- Inquest on a Hero (1954) ... Joanna Manville
 1951 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1941 A Voice in the Night
Irena Roder
 1939 The Fugitive
Kit Kobling
 1934 One More River
Claire Corven
 1934 Let's Try Again
Alice Overton
 1934 Where Sinners Meet
Anne
 1933 Men Must Fight
Laura Seward
 1933 Cavalcade
Jane Marryot
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Natasha
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Other Works:

She played Gertrude in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, England with Paul Scofield, Alec Clunes, Mary Ure, Ernest Thesiger, Richard Johnson, Richard Pasco, and Harry H. Corbett in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

She died from renal disease in London in 1964, aged 58, while rehearsing "The Master Builder" with Michael Redgrave and Maggie Smith as part of the new National Theatre Company. Celia Johnson replaced her. See more »

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