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Cicely Courtneidge (1893–1980)

Cicely Courtneidge was born on April 1, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge. She was an actress, known for Things Are Looking Up (1935), Along Came Sally (1934) and The Ghost Train (1931). She was married to Jack Hulbert. She died on April 26, 1980 in Putney, London, England. See full bio »

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Things Are Looking Up Cicely Fytte / Bertha Fytte
Along Came Sally Sally Bird / Mademoiselle Zaza
The Ghost Train Miss Bourne


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 1973 Not Now Darling
Mrs. Harriet Frencham
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Longham
- The Beauty Operators (1969) ... Lady Longham
 1969 The Very Merry Widow and How (TV Series)
Lady Phillipson
- How Are You Feeling? (1969) ... Lady Phillipson
- How About It? (1969) ... Lady Phillipson
 1969 On the Buses (TV Series)
- The Darts Match (1969) ... Mum
- The Canteen (1969) ... Mum
- The New Inspector (1969) ... Mum
- Bus Drivers' Stomach (1969) ... Mum
- Olive Takes a Trip (1969) ... Mum
 1968 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series)
Lady Phillipson
- Under Cover, If Wet (1968) ... Lady Phillipson
 1968 Brian Rix Presents ... (TV Series)
Mrs. Porter
- A Public Mischief (1968) ... Mrs. Porter
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1967)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
The Bursar
- A Little Learning (1966) ... The Bursar
 1966 The Wrong Box
Major Martha
 1964-1965 Compact (TV Series)
Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Hidden Depths (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Day of Decision (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Friends and Enemies (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Any Other Business? (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
- Trouble Brewing (1965) ... Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Katherine Glastonbury
- The Wife of Knightsbridge (1964) ... Katherine Glastonbury
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Bessy Seymour
- The Case of the Stagedoor Johnnie (1963) ... Bessy Seymour
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosewall
- Double Exposure (1963) ... Mrs. Rosewall
 1962 The L-Shaped Room
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Miss Peake
- The Spider's Web (1961) ... Miss Peake
 1960 The Spider's Web
Miss Peake
 1957-1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Isabel Kilpatrick / Jane Hayling
- The Bride Comes Back (1960) ... Isabel Kilpatrick
- Fool's Paradise (1959) ... Jane Hayling
- The Bride and the Bachelor (1957) ... Isabel Kilpatrick
 1955 Dead by Morning
Miss Tulip
 1952 Gay's the Word (TV Movie)
Gay Daventry
 1949 Her Excellency (TV Movie)
Her Excellency Lady Frances Maxwell
 1949 Under the Counter (TV Movie)
Jo Fox
 1940 Under Your Hat
Kay Millett
 1937 Take My Tip
Lady Hattie Pilkington
 1936 Everybody Dance
Katharine 'Lady Kate' Levering
 1935 Things Are Looking Up
Cicely Fytte / Bertha Fytte
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
April Maye
 1935 Me and Marlborough
Kit Ross
 1934 Along Came Sally
Sally Bird / Mademoiselle Zaza
 1933/I Falling for You
Minnie Tucker
 1933 The Woman in Command
Jenny Marvello / Maisie Marvello
 1932 A Blonde Dream
Illustrated Ida
 1932 Night and Day
Mrs. Bobday
 1931 The Ghost Train
Miss Bourne
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Dodie Smith's play, "Dear Octopus," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England in 1967 and at the Strand Theatre in London, England in 1968 with Richard Todd, Joyce Carey, Ursula Howells, and Jack Hulbert in the cast. Frith Banbury was director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Cicely Courtneidge

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Cicely Courtneidge was the subject of a comedy skit in Season 1, Episode 6 of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) where a native American in full warrior garb Eric Idle attends the Dorking Civic Theatre to see her in a stage play. When it is announced Ms. Courtneidge will not appear that evening, a massacre takes place. See more »

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