Googie Withers (1917–2011)

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Googie Withers began her acting career at the age of 12. She was dancing in the chorus in a West End revue when she was spotted by a Warner Brothers casting director. She went to do a screen test for them at the Riverside Studios and was invited to become an extra. On her first day at the filming of The Girl in the Crowd (1935) she arrived on the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Night and the City Helen Nosseross
Shine Katharine Susannah Prichard


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 1996 Shine
Katharine Susannah Prichard
 1994 Country Life
 1989 Ending Up (TV Movie)
 1988 Melba (TV Mini Series)
Lady Armstrong
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Lady Armstrong
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Lady Armstrong
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Lady Armstrong
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Lady Armstrong
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Lady Armstrong
 1986-1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Allen / Mrs. Pusey / Leda Klein
- Northanger Abbey (1987) ... Mrs. Allen
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... Mrs. Pusey
- Time After Time (1986) ... Leda Klein
 1974-1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
- On the Second Day of Christmas (1975) ... Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
- Inside Out (1975) ... Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
- The Animals Went in Two by Two (1975) ... Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
- My Dad Was Called Charlie (1975) ... Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
- Get the Glory Down (1975) ... Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
 1974 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 Boney (TV Series)
Diana Thompson / Jane Loftus
- Boney Hunts a Murderess (1973) ... Diana Thompson
- Boney and the Reaper (1972) ... Jane Loftus
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rosalind Shepherd
- Last Year's Confetti (1972) ... Rosalind Shepherd
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Muriel Stokes
- Knightsbridge (1972) ... Muriel Stokes
 1971 Seasons of the Year (TV Series)
Lady Rudge
- Court Circular (1971) ... Lady Rudge
 1971 Nickel Queen
Meg Blake
 1964 The First 400 Years (TV Mini Series)
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
- Amphitryon 38 (1958) ... Alkmena
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Gathering Dusk (1957) ... Comtesse
 1956 Port of Escape
Anne Stirling
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- The Dark Lake (1955) ... Laura
 1954 Devil on Horseback
Mrs. Cadell
 1953-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Hester Collier / Theresia Cabarrus
- The Deep Blue Sea (1954) ... Hester Collier
- The Public Prosecutor (1953) ... Theresia Cabarrus
 1952 Derby Day
Betty Molloy
 1951 Bikini Baby
Susan Foster (actress in clip, "The Shadow of the Orient") (uncredited)
 1951 The Magic Box
Sitter in Bath Studio
 1951 White Corridors
Dr. Sophie Dean
 1950 Traveller's Joy
Bumble Pelham
 1950 Night and the City
Helen Nosseross
 1949 Once Upon a Dream
Carol Gilbert
 1948 Miranda
Clare Martin
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday
Rose Sandigate
 1947 The Loves of Joanna Godden
Joanna Godden
 1945 Pink String and Sealing Wax
Pearl Bond
 1945 Dead of Night
Joan Cortland (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Haunted Mirror")
 1944 They Came to a City
Alice Foster
 1944 On Approval
Helen Hale
 1943 The Silver Fleet
Helène van Leyden
 1942 We Serve (Short)
Private Rose Bostock
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Jo de Vries
 1942 Back-Room Boy
 1941 Jeannie
Laundry Girl
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon
 1940/I She Couldn't Say No
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Alice Forrest
 1939 Murder in the Night
Lola Matthews
 1939 Trouble Brewing
Mary Brown
 1938 You're the Doctor
Helen Firmstone
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
 1938 Queen of Crime
Lady Moya
 1938 Convict 99
 1938 Strange Boarders
 1938 If I Were Boss
 1938 Paid in Error
Jean Mason
 1937 The Green Cockatoo (uncredited)
 1937 Gaiety Girls
 1937 Pearls Bring Tears
 1937 Action for Slander
 1936 King of Hearts
 1936 Accused
Ninette Duval
 1936 Crime Over London
Miss Dupres
 1936 Crown v. Stevens
Ella Levine
 1936 All at Sea
Daphne Tomkins
 1935 Dark World
 1935 Her Last Affaire
 1935 Windfall
 1935 The Love Test
 1935 The Girl in the Crowd
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She acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Michael Redgrave, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Eileen Atkins, Mark Dignam, Dorothy Tutin, and Angela Baddeley in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5" (1.65 m)


John McCallum  (his death)  (3 children)

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I'm not changing my name. Remember that I have won a certain reputation with it, and I don't feel like beginning over again with a fresh name. Besides, my real name sounds even crazier. I was christened Georgette Lizette! See more »


A memorial service was held for her at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden on 25th November 2011. See more »


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