Valerie Hobson (1917–1998)

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Elegant, quintessentially English (although born in Northern Ireland) Valerie Hobson was the daughter of a British army officer. She studied dancing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and appeared on the stage for the first time at age 16, but she contracted a case of scarlet fever and decided to give up dancing for acting. She journeyed ... See full bio »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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 1954 Lovers, Happy Lovers!
Catherine Ripois
 1953 Edge of Divorce
Barbie Lomax
 1952 Murder Will Out
 1952 Tonight at 8:30
Stella Cartwright (segment "Ways and Means")
 1952 The Passionate Sentry
Alex Cornwall
 1952 The Promoter
Countess of Chell
 1950 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
The Strange Lady
 1949 The Rocking Horse Winner
Hester Grahame
 1949 The Interrupted Journey
Carol North
 1949 Train of Events
Stella (segment "The Composer")
 1948 The Hideout
Eleanor Byrne
 1948 Blanche Fury
Blanche Fury
 1946 Great Expectations
 1946 The Years Between
Diana Wentworth
 1943 The Adventures of Tartu
Maruschuka Lanova
 1942 Unpublished Story
Carol Bennett
 1941 Atlantic Ferry
Mary Ann Morison
 1940 Blackout
Mrs. Sorensen
 1939 The Spy in Black
The School Mistress
 1939 Shadows of the Underworld
Pat Drake
 1939 Continental Express
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Kay Hammond
 1938 This Man Is News
Pat Drake
 1938 The Drum
Mrs. Carruthers
 1938 Henry IV (TV Movie)
Frida, her daughter
 1937 Pasquinade (TV Movie)
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Glory Howard aka Glory Fane
 1936 No Exit
Laura Anstey
 1936 Tugboat Princess
 1936 The Secret of Stamboul
 1936 August Week End
Claire Barry
 1935 The Great Impersonation
Eleanor Dominey
 1935 Chinatown Squad
Janet Baker
 1935 Werewolf of London
Lisa Glendon
 1935 Bride of Frankenstein
 1935 Oh, What a Night
 1935 Rendezvous at Midnight
Sandra Rogers
 1935 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Helena Landless
 1935 Life Returns
Mrs. Kendrick
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Mimi - Carnival Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Strange Wives
 1934 Great Expectations
Biddy (scenes deleted)
 1934 Badger's Green
Molly Butler
 1934 The Path of Glory
 1933 Eyes of Fate
 1933 For Love of You
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 His Lordship
Last Face in Montage (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical, "The King and I," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England, with Herbert Lom in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

I have always thought that the main reason for the success of Kind Hearts and Coronets was that it was played absolutely dead straight, very seriously. It's a matter of being aware that you are playing a funny situation, yet playing it so straight that even the tongue-in-cheek doesn't show.


Her youngest child is author David Profumo, b. October 16, 1955, who wrote a book, "Bringing the House Down," about his father's scandal. See more »


Often played the young wife of the main character

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