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Margaret Leighton

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Biography

Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England, UK
British theatre actress Margaret Leighton made her classical stage debut at age 16. The daughter of a businessman, she joined the Old Vic Company under the direction of Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson and in the late 40s and 50s earned kudos for her theatrical endeavors on both the London and Broadway stages. She was nominated for four Tony awards, winning twice. The tall, reedy, opulent lady with strikingly odd, yet fascinating facial features also gave rich performances on film, stealing more than a few features away from the stars with her neurotic, brittle matrons and their unique brand of sophisticated eccentricity. Read more...

Actor

Character: Margaret Gregory

The Holly and the Ivy 1952

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Character: Eve Ravenscourt

The Good Die Young 1954

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Character: Helen Teckman

The Teckman Mystery 1954

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Character: Judith Wynter / Leonie Hathaway

The Passionate Stranger 1957

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Character: Caddy Compson

The Sound and the Fury 1959

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Character: Mrs. Helen Kenton

The Loved One 1965

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Character: Agatha Andrews - Head of Mission

7 Women 1966

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Character: Francoise DuVal

Frankenstein: The True Story 1973

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Character: Madame Orloff

From Beyond the Grave 1974

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Character: Leila Farr

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: The Law: Counsel for the Defence

Marriage a la Mode 1955

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Character: Connie Hanson

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Chris Becker

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Emily Fitzjohn

Waltz of the Toreadors 1962

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Character: Nell Snyder

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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