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Betty Ann Davies

Betty Ann Davies

British actress
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British actress
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Actor
Gender female
Birth December 24, 1910 (London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Death May 14, 1955 (Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West England)
The details

Betty Ann Davies (24 December 1910 – 14 May 1955) was a British stage and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1950s. She died young in 1955 aged 44 following an operation. Miss Davies made her first stage appearance at the Palladium in a revue in 1924. The following year she joined Cochran's Young Ladies in revues such as "One Dam Thing After Another" and "This Year of Grace". Betty Ann Davies enjoyed a long and distinguished West End career which included "The Good Companions" 1934, "Morning Star" 1942, and "Blithe Spirit" 1943. Her outstanding stage triumph was in the role of Blanche du Bois, which she took over from Vivien Leigh, in the original West End production of " A Streetcar Named Desire". Miss Davis appeared in 38 films, and was active in TV at the time of her death. She left one son Brook Blackford.

Selected filmography

  • My Old Duchess (1934)
  • Death at Broadcasting House (1934)
  • Youthful Folly (1934)
  • Play Up the Band (1935)
  • She Knew What She Wanted (1936)
  • Chick (1936)
  • Merry Comes to Town (1937)
  • Under a Cloud (1937)
  • Mountains O'Mourne (1938)
  • Silver Top (1938)
  • Kipps (1941)
  • It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
  • Escape (1948)
  • To the Public Danger (1948)
  • The History of Mr. Polly (1949)
  • The Blue Lamp (1949)
  • The Passionate Friends (1949)
  • Man in Black (1949)
  • Trio (1950)
  • Outcast of the Islands (1951)
  • Grand National Night (1953)
  • The Belles of St Trinian's (1954)
  • Murder by Proxy (1954)
  • Children Galore (1955)
  • Alias John Preston (1955)
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