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Dorothy Tutin
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    (April 8, 1930-August 6, 2006)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    British stage star
    Married to British actor Derek Waring (from 1963 to 2001)
    Member of The Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC (1960-1999)
    Two-time winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress (1960, 1975)
    Performed in RSC/National Theatre productions of 'Twelfth Night' (1960), 'Romeo and Juliet' (1961), 'Portrait of a Queen' (1963), 'The Cherry Orchard' (1961 - 1963), 'The Hollow Crown' (1963), 'Peter Pan' (1971 - 1972), 'A Month in the Country (1975), and 'The Double Dealer' (1976)
    Made her Broadway debut in the 1963 production of 'The Hollow Crown'
    Filmography consisted of 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'The Beggar's Opera,' 'A Tale of Two Cities,' 'Savage Messiah,' and 'The Shooting Party'
    Awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967; Raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in 2000
    She was a recluse as a child.
    Her singing was dubbed as Polly Peachum in 'Beggar's Opera.'
    She appeared on Britain's revival of the This Is Your Life show.
    Her year of birth was sometimes listed as 1931, reportedly to disguise the exact circumstances of her birth.
    She was overshadowed by her peers Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, both of whom have enjoyed extensive screen careers (where her screen time has been relatively brief).
    Despite a thirty plus year career on the British stage, she is almost exclusively known by audiences for her role in Ken Russell's cult classic 'Savage Messiah' in which she plays a tad-poling Noblewoman married to a young Polish sculptor.
    She studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She was a talented pianist.
    She originated the role of Sally Bowles in 'I Am a Camera,' in 1954.
    She was a frequent cast-mate of Laurence Olivier, including on his criminally underrated film adaptation of 'Beggar's Opera.'
    Her portrayal of Rose in Graham Greene's The Living Room was praised by Kenneth Tynan as 'ablaze like a diamond in a mine.'
    Her daughter protested her mother's inadequate hospital care near the end of her life, asserting that she was 'treated like a caged animal' by orderlies.
    She received a BAFTA nomination for Most Promising Newcomer for her debut film performance in 'The Importance of Being Earnest.'
    She received the Variety Club of Great Britain Stage Actress Award for her performance in 'Portrait of a Queen' (1965).
    She received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for 'Portrait of a Queen' (1968).
    She won the Olivier Award (then the Society of London awards) for Best Actress in a Revival twice, for 'A Month in the Country' and 'The Double Dealer' (1974; 1978).
    While she was movie dubbed for the film version, but later sang the role of Polly when the RSC staged 'Beggar's Opera' in Aldwych, in 1963.
    When asked if she had any regrets about her career, she answered 'I would have loved to have played Nina in The Seagull and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew.'

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