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Joan Greenwood
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    (March 4, 1921-February 28, 1987)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Appeared in the films 'The Gentle Sex' (1943), 'A Girl in a Million' (1946), 'The Bad Lord Byron' (1949), 'Whiskey Galore!' (1949), 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949), 'The Man in the White Suit' (1951), 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1952), 'Father Brown' (1954), 'Mysterious Island' (1961), 'Tom Jones' (1963), 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (1978) and 'Little Dorritt' (1988)
    Appeared on the London stage in 'The Robust Invalid' (1938), 'The Women' (1940), 'Peter Pan' (1941), 'Rise Above It' (1941), 'The Grass Is Greener' (1952), 'Lysistrata' (1957), 'Hedda Gabbler' (1960), 'Oblomov' (1964), 'The Chalk Garden' (1971) and 'The Understanding' (1982)
    Portrayed Lady Carlton in the British sitcom 'Girls on Top' (1985-86)
    She did not care for a brief sojourn in Hollywood, saying 'I couldn't put up with the endless makeup sessions.'
    She and her 'Hedda Gabler' co-star, Andre Morrell, eloped to Jamaica to get married (1960).
    Late in her career, she was typecast as 'dotty duchesses.'
    When she appeared in 'Oblomov,' she was the only cast member who star Spike Milligan could not make laugh while onstage: 'She never lost her dignity for a moment.'
    TCM wrote that she 'possessed a special blend of the aristocratic and the sultry.'
    'The Observer' described her voice as 'husky, seductive, felinely purring.'
    She was named the 63rd sexiest film star of all time by Empire magazine (1995).

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