Viola Keats

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Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Although Viola Keats never achieved national stardom she was a popular actress on the West End stage and in British films from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Born in Worthing, Sussex, she studied acting at RADA where in 1933 she won the Bancroft Gold Medal. She made her professional debut at the Liverpool Playhouse the same year with the repertory company appearing as Sarah in Easy Virtue. She quickly switched to film roles and appeared in a host of low budget crime capers. Read more...