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Dora Bryan Biography (1924-)
Born Dora Broadbent, February 7, 1924, in Southport, England; daughter of Albert and Georgina (Hill) Broadbent; married William Lawton, 1954; children: two sons, one daughter (one son and daughter adopted). Addresses: HOME--Clarges Hotel, 118 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1DD, England. AGENT--James Sharkey, 15 Golden Square, London W1R 3AG, England.
- Birth Details
- February 7, 1924
- Southport, England
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Phyllis Mere, Peace in Our Time, Lyric Theatre, London, 1947.
- Eva, Travellers Joy, Criterion Theatre, London, 1948.
- Phyllis, Accolade, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1950.
- Janet Honeyman, Simon and Laura, Strand Theatre, London, 1954.
- Lily Bell, The Water Gipsies, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Julie Skidmore, The Lovebirds, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1957.
- Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Prince's Theatre, London, 1962.
- title role, Here's Dora, Brighton Hippodrome, Brighton, U.K., 1964.
- Nurse Sweetie, Too Good to Be True, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., then Strand Theatre, both 1965.
- title role, The Dora Bryan Show, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, U.K., 1965.
- title role, Hello Dolly!, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1966.
- Dol Common, The Alchemist, Chichester Festival, Chichester, U.K., 1970.
- Alice GarthBander, George and Margaret, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K.,1973.
- Sheila, Jack and the Beanstalk, Palladium Theatre, London, 1973.
- Clarissa, The Confederacy, Chichester Festival, 1974.
- Mrs. Leverett, Rookery Nook, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1979.
- Mistress Quickly, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Regent's Park, London, 1984.
- Mrs. Pierce, Pygmalion, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Also as Post Mistress General, The Apple Cart, Royal Haymarket Theatre, London; Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Warren's Profession; Mrs.
- Hardcastle, She Stoops to Conquer; and appeared in The Lyric Revue, Lyric-Hammersmith Theatre, then Globe Theatre, both London, 1951; The Globe Revue,Globe Theatre, 1952; At the Lyric, Lyric- Hammersmith Theater, 1953; Going to Town, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1954; Living for Pleasure, Garrick Theatre, London, 1958; Six of One, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1963; They Don't Growon Trees, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1968; An Evening with Dora Bryanand Friends, Palace Theatre, Westcliffe, U.K., 1973; Charlie Girl, Victoria Palace, London.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Sheila, Relatively Speaking, 1974.
Credits; PRINCIPAL CABARET APPEARANCES
- Has performed in Canada, Hong Kong, and London.
- FILM DEBUT--The Fallen Idol, 1949.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- A Taste of Honey, 1961.
- Two a Penny, 1968.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- According to Dora, 1968.
- Both Ends Meet, 1972.
- Also A to Z; Saturday Night at the London Palladium.
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