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Olga Dickie
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Intro Actor
Was Actor Film actor
From India Australia Wales
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 28 August 1900, Mariani, Jorhat district, Upper Assam, India
Death 7 March 1992, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (aged 91 years)
Star sign Virgo
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Biography

Olga Helen Fowler Dickie (28 August 1900 – 7 March 1992) was a British and later Australian actress best known for her numerous film roles, especially in the horror and suspense genre, and radio announcer.

Life and career

Dickie was born in British India, to Scottish parents, on 28 August 1900. After living in the UK, and working as a radio announcer, she subsequently appeared in British film productions in cameo type roles from 1949 until 1964 and was best known for her role as Gerda in the English version of Dracula starring Sir Christopher Lee in 1958. She emigrated to Australia, where she had roles in TV series and television films from the 1970s onwards, including A Country Practice, Return to Eden and The Flying Doctors, and in film such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and a 1987 adaptation of Neville Shute's The Far County.

Dickie was married to British actor Patrick Susands in 1927 and divorced, she married Erik Ernest Swann from 1942 until his death in 1982; she died on 7 March 1992, aged 91, in Sydney, Australia.

Selected filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1958 Dracula Gerda
1958 The Spaniard's Curse Hannah
1959 Invitation to Murder Cary Slagg, Andrade's nurse
1960 Two-Way Stretch Woman in Pub Uncredited
1960 Cone of Silence Miss Wright Uncredited
1960 The House in Marsh Road Hotel Proprietress Uncredited
1962 The Boys Mrs. Coulter Uncredited
1962 The Kiss of the Vampire Woman at Graveyard Uncredited
1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb Housekeeper Uncredited
1975 Picnic at Hanging Rock Mrs. Fitzhubert
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1952 The Three Hostages Madame Breda 4 episodes
1990 The Flying Doctors Mrs. Lightburn 1 episode, (final appearance)
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0225487/
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