Rosalie Crutchley Biography (1921-1997)

Born January 4, 1921, in London, England; died July 28, 1997. Actress. Crutchley is remembered for her roles on stage, film, and television, particularlyher work in productions involving England's King Henry VIII. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later found work with the Liverpool Playhouse in repertory theater in the late 1930s. In 1940 she performed with the H. M. Tennent Players in Scotland, and from 1940 to 1942 she appeared at the OxfordPlayhouse. She returned to the Liverpool Playhouse in 1945 with the Old Vic Company. Crutchley made her stage debut in Saint Joan in 1938, followed by herLondon debut in Love for Love five years later. Her first performance in theUnited States was in The Heart of the Matter. Among her other stage performances are roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, A Doll'sHouse, Don Juan, and The Crucible. In 1948 she made her film debut in Take My Life and went on to appear in Quo Vadis, The Sword and the Rose, No Time for Tears, A Tale of Two Cities, The Nun's Story, The Haunting, Who Slew AuntieRoo?, The Keep, Sons and Lovers, and A World Apart. Her television credits included The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Smiley's People, Brother Cadfael, Poirot, Cold Comfort Farm, and Queenie. In 1997 she appeared in the mystery The Killings at Badger's Drift. The Guild of Television named her best actress of the year in 1956 for her performance in Black Limelight, and she received the International Television Award in 1970 for her work in The Six Wives of Henrythe VIII.

Birth Details
January 4, 1921
London, England

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