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Isabel Jeans (1891–1985)


Stately Isabel Jeans was brought to Hollywood by the director Anatole Litvak to appear as Fermonde Dupond in his comedy Tovarich (1937). The daughter of an art critic, Frederick George Jeans, she had aspired to be a singer but instead forged a career on the stage. Her first role came courtesy of theatre legend Herbert Beerbohm Tree when she was ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 93) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Gigi Aunt Alicia
(1958)
Suspicion Mrs. Newsham
(1941)
Easy Virtue Larita Filton
(1927)
The Magic Christian Dame Agnes Grand
(1969)

Filmography

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 1972 Clouds of Witness (TV Mini Series)
Dowager Duchess
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Dowager Duchess
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Dowager Duchess
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Dowager Duchess
 1969 The Magic Christian
Dame Agnes Grand
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
Mrs. Harlow
- File on Harry Jordan (1966) ... Mrs. Harlow
 1963 Heavens Above!
Lady Despard
 1961 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
Mistress of the Robes
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Countess de Breville
- Boule de Suif (1961) ... Countess de Breville
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Princess Eugénie
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Dame Lavinia
- Toys of the Dead (1959) ... Dame Lavinia
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Maude Lowder
- The Wings of the Dove (1959) ... Maude Lowder
 1958 Gigi
Aunt Alicia
 1957 It Happened in Rome
Cynthia
 1953-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer
- The Confidential Clerk (1955) ... Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer
- The Confidential Clerk (1953) ... Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer
 1948 Elizabeth of Ladymead
Mother in 1903
 1945 Great Day
Lady Mott
 1942 Banana Ridge
Sue Long
 1941 Suspicion
Mrs. Newsham
 1939 Man About Town
Mme. Dubois
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Caroline Brand
 1938 Hard to Get
Mrs. Richards
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Mrs. Lornay
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
Mrs. Merrivale
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Marian Plantagenet
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Lady Paula Malverton
 1937 Tovarich
Fermonde Dupont
 1935 The Crouching Beast
The Pellegrini
 1935 Loves of a Dictator
Von Eyben
 1934 Rolling in Money
Duchess of Braceborough
 1932 Sally Bishop
Dolly Durlacher
 1929 Power Over Men
Marion Delacour
 1929 The Return of the Rat
Zélia de Chaumet Boucheron
 1927 Easy Virtue
Larita Filton
 1927 When Boys Leave Home
Julia Fotheringale
 1926 The Triumph of the Rat
Zelie de Chaumet
 1926 Windsor Castle (Short)
 1925 The Rat
Zelie de Chaumet
 1921 Romance and Reality (Short)
 1921 Tilly of Bloomsbury
Sylvia Mainwaring
 1917 The Profligate
Janet Preece
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(6/9/24-8/24) Stage: Appeared in David L'Estrange and Ivor Novello's musical, "The Rat," at the Prince of Wales's Theatre in London, England with Ivor Novello, W. Cronin Wilson, Dorothy Batley, Kathleen Grace, Jean Webster Brough, Nancy Pawley, and Hannah Jones in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Isobel Jeans

Spouse:

Gilbert Wakefield  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Claude Rains separated from wife Isabel Jeans three times, reuniting twice. He finally filed for divorce on grounds of adultery when she miscarried Gilbert Wakefield's baby. She admitted the adultery during the divorce and later married "Gilley" Wakefield. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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