Sydney Sturgess (Dorothy Anna Sturgess)
Sydney Sturgess was primarily a stage actress, although she appeared in a number of television and film roles during her career. She debuted as an actress with the Arthur Brough Players in Folkestone, England, and acted with various other repertory companies before meeting Barry Morse in Peterborough, England in January 1939. Sydney worked as an actress for over 50 years and her stage appearances include performances in theatres in England, Canada, and the United States. She appeared in productions on London's West End, and with such early 20th Century personalities as Dame Marie Tempest and A.E. Matthews in 'The First Mrs. Fraser'. Read more... Later in her career she appeared on Broadway opposite Barry Morse in 'Hadrian VII'. Other stage productions of note include 'Relative Values', 'The Potting Shed', 'Pygmalion', 'Man and Superman', and she probably appeared in more productions of 'Charley's Aunt' over the years than any other actress! Sydney's final public performances occurred in Canada in 1980 and 1981 when she appeared in the hit production of 'A Christmas Carol', performing the dual roles of Mrs. Cratchit and the Ghost of Christmas Past.