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Margaret Leighton
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    (February 26, 1922-January 13, 1976)
    Born in Barnt Green, England, United Kingdom
    Appeared in the films 'The Winslow Boy' (1948), 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' (1948), 'Under Capricorn' (1949), 'The Elusive Pimpernel' (1950), 'Calling Bulldog Drummond' (1951), 'The Holly and the Ivy' (1952), 'The Sound and the Fury' (1959), 'The Best Man' (1964), 'The Loved One' (1965), '7 Women' (1966), 'The Madwoman of Chaillot' (1969), 'The Go-Between' (1970), 'Lady Caroline Lamb' (1972) and 'From Beyond the Grave' (1973)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Henry IV' (1946), 'Separate Tables' (1956), 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1959), 'The Night of the Iguana' (1961), 'Tchin-Tchin' (1962) and 'The Little Foxes' (1967)
    Director Michael Powell wrote, 'She looked like a horse and had cross eyes, always a bad sign in a horse.'
    She was typecast as neurotic matrons.
    She was married three times and divorced twice.
    Due to their combined five failed marriages, she and final husband Michael Wilding had difficulty finding someone to perform the ceremony; Wilding ultimately had to bribe a judge with a hundred dollar bill.
    She was a star of the Old Vic alongside Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.
    She won two Tonys and an Emmy.
    She continued acting even after multiple sclerosis left her unable to walk.

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