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Marian Dawson (1888–1975)

Marian Dawson was born on October 18, 1888 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England as Marion Ashworth. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960), Save a Little Sunshine (1938) and The Love Nest (1933). She died in April 1975 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. See full bio »


(age 86) in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Known For

BBC Sunday-Night Play Mary Anne Lee / Mrs. Dorbell
Save a Little Sunshine Mrs. Winterbottom
The Love Nest Mrs. Drinkwater
The Last Coupon Mrs. Bates


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (16 credits)
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
- Freedom of the City (1968) ... Else (as Marion Dawson)
 1962-1967 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Matilda Grimshaw / Elli Jane Peters / First Woman
- Episode #1.668 (1967) ... Elli Jane Peters (as Marion Dawson)
- Episode #1.304 (1963) ... First Woman
- Episode #1.153 (1962) ... Matilda Grimshaw (as Marion Dawson)
- Episode #1.152 (1962) ... Matilda Grimshaw (as Marion Dawson)
 1961 Magnolia Street (TV Series)
Mrs. Durbin
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Mrs. Durbin (as Marion Dawson)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Holroyd
- The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (1961) ... Mrs. Holroyd (as Marion Dawson)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mary Anne Lee / Mrs. Dorbell
- Summer Theatre: June Evening (1960) ... Mary Anne Lee (as Marion Dawson)
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Love on the Dole (1960) ... Mrs. Dorbell (as Marion Dawson)
 1959 Poet and Pheasant (TV Movie)
Maud Higgins
 1959 The Gay Dog (TV Movie)
Mrs. James (as Marion Dawson)
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Jessie Lea
- Red Rose for Ransom (1958) ... Jessie Lea (as Marion Dawson)
 1958 Be Soon (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1958) ... (as Marion Dawson)
 1957 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
Mrs. Northrop (as Marion Dawson)
 1938 Save a Little Sunshine
Mrs. Winterbottom
 1934 A Political Party
Sarah Jeaks
 1933 The Love Nest
Mrs. Drinkwater
 1933 You Made Me Love You
Emma (uncredited)
 1932 His Wife's Mother
Mrs. Troyt
 1932 The Last Coupon
Mrs. Bates

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Marion Dawson

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Began as an opera singer and turned to acting as a comedienne when her voice failed. That career, too, came to an end when she lost an eye in a fireworks accident in 1932.

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