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Helen Burns (I) (1916–2018)

Helen Burns was born on December 22, 1916 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Changeling (1980), Scarlett (1994) and Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981). She was married to Michael Langham. She died on July 23, 2018 in London. See full bio »


(age 101) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Changeling Leah Harmon
Scarlett Aunt Pittypat Hamilton


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 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Pittypat Hamilton
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Aunt Pittypat Hamilton
 1994 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
 1992 The Big One (TV Series)
- Foul Play (1992)
 1990 Life After Life (TV Movie)
Alice Crum
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Clara Buford
- Aquatic Life (1989) ... Clara Buford
 1987 Pulaski: The TV Detective (TV Series)
- No Guns Please We're British (1987) ... Millie
- The Fictional Detective (1987) ... Millie
 1983 Utilities
Ruby Blue
 1982 Off Your Rocker (TV Movie)
Mrs. Blume
 1982 If You Could See What I Hear
Mrs. Ruxton
 1981 Zorro: The Gay Blade
 1980 The Changeling
Leah Harmon
 1978 Today I am a Fountain Pen (TV Movie)
Esther Yanover
 1975 The First Night of 'Pygmalion' (TV Movie)
 1975 Performance (TV Series)
Mrs. One
- Lulu Street (1975) ... Mrs. One
 1974 And That's the News, Goodnight (TV Series)
 1970 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Alice Perrins
- A Late Spring (1970) ... Alice Perrins
 1963-1964 Festival (TV Series)
Esther / Middie (segment 'A Resounding Tinkle')
- The Magician of Lublin (1964) ... Esther
- I Spy/A Resounding Tinkle (1963) ... Middie (segment 'A Resounding Tinkle')
 1958 Folio (TV Series)
- A Phoenix Too Frequent (1958) ... Doto

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Other Works:

She was associated with Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll'House," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Stephen Polinski (Torvald) in the cast. Vanessa Burnham was translator. Michael Langham was director. Neil Peter Jampolis was set and lighting designer. Susan Benson was costume designer. ... See more »

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She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her Performance in Arthur Miller's play, "The Last Yankee", at the Young Vic and Duke of York's Theatres in London, England with Zoë Wanamaker CBE, Peter Davison, David Healy and Margot Leicester. See more »

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