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Born in Wandsworth, London, England, UK
Died in Puttenham, Surrey, England, UK  (natural causes)
Birth NamePatricia Lawlor Hayes
Height 5' 0½" (1.54 m)

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Patricia Hayes was born on December 22, 1909 in Wandsworth, London, England as Patricia Lawlor Hayes. She is known for her work on Willow (1988), The NeverEnding Story (1984) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988). She was married to Valentine Rooke. She died on September 19, 1998 in Puttenham, Surrey, England.

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Valentine Rooke (8 June 1939 - 1951) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

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She was the mother of actor Richard O'Callaghan and two daughters, Gemma and Teresa.
She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of British Empire) in the 1988 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama.
Devoutly Roman Catholic, Patricia Hayes headed the Catholic Actors Guild in Britain for a number of years.
She attended Sacred Heart school in Wandsworth, London.
Said in an interview with Radio Times, in 1988, that she had turned down a cameo role in Doctor Who (1963).
After graduating from RADA in 1928, she acted for ten years in repertory theatre.
Diminutive British comedy actress of stage, screen and radio. Well known for her portrayals of cockney characters. Often appeared as comic foil in BBC sketch shows and sitcoms on TV.
She originated the role of Ruby Birtle in J.B. Priestley's 1938 play "When We Are Married" and later played the character in three different screen adaptations: When We Are Married (1938), When We Are Married (1943) and When We Are Married (1949).

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