Mary Morris Biography (1915-1988)

Born December 13, 1915, in Suva, Fiji Islands; died October 14, 1988, in Aigle, Switzerland; daughter of Herbert Stanley and Sylvia Ena (de Creft-Harford)Morris.

Birth Details
December 13, 1915
Suva, Fiji
Death Details
October 14, 1988
Aigle, Switzerland

Famous Works

  • LONDON DEBUT--Third old woman, Lysistrata, Gate Theatre, 1936.
  • Antonia, Squaring the Circle, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1941.
  • Glasha, Distant Point, Westminster Theatre, London, 1941.
  • Esther, On Life's Sunny Side and Anne Pedersdotter, The Witch, both ArtsTheatre, London, 1943.
  • Abigail Sarclet, Duet for Two Hands, Lyric Theatre, London, 1945.
  • Julia, The Day of Glory, Embassy Theatre, London, 1946.
  • title role, Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, London, 1946.
  • Lucie, Men Without Shadows, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1947.
  • the Strange Lady, As You Desire Me, Embassy Theatre, 1948.
  • Nina Moore, If This Be Error, Q Theatre, London, 1949, then Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1950.
  • chorus, Pericles, Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, 1950.
  • Elizabeth Tudor, The Young Elizabeth, New Theatre, London, 1952.
  • the Stepdaughter, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Arts Theatre, then St. James's Theatre, both London, 1954.
  • Lavinia Mannon, Mourning Becomes Electra, Arts Theatre, 1955.
  • title role, Electra, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1956.
  • Also appeared as Caesonia, Caligula, 1949.
  • Credits; STAGE WORK
  • Producer, Beauty and the Beast, Mercury Theatre, London, 1949.
  • producer, Celestina, Embassy Theatre, London, 1951.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Emmy Baudine, They Walk Alone, U.K. cities, 1942.
  • Kathy, Wuthering Heights, U.K. cities, 1943.
  • Also The Maids, U.K. cities, 1964.
  • Victoria Van Brett, Double Door, Paramount, 1934.
  • Duchess of Kent, Victoria the Great, RKO, 1937.
  • Renee, Prison Without Bars, United Artists, 1939.
  • chauffeuse, U-Boat 29 (also known as The Spy in Black), Columbia, 1939.
  • Halima, The Thief of Baghdad, United Artists, 1940.
  • girl, Major Barbara, United Artists, 1941.
  • Ludmilla Koslowski, Pimpernel Smith (also known as Mister V), United Artists, 1942.
  • Anna Petrovich, Underground Guerrillas (also known as Undercover and Chetnik), Columbia, 1944.
  • Sarah Duboste, The Man from Morocco, Pathe, 1946.
  • Lettie Shackleton, The Agitator, Four Continents, 1949.
  • Anna Braun, High Treason, General Film Distributors/Pacemaker/Mayer/Kingsley, 1951.
  • Louise, "The Actor" in Train of Events, Film Arts, 1952.
  • TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Countess Vronsky, "Anna Karenina," BBC, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1978.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Number Two, "Dance of the Dead," The Prisoner, ITC, then CBS, 1968.
  • Also An Unofficial Rose, The Spread of the Eagle, Richard II,A Family Reunion, The Velvet Glove, and Cleopatra.

Further Reference


  • Variety, November 22, 1988.

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