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Dulcie Gray Biography (1919-)
Full name, Dulcie Winifred Catherine Denison; born Dulcie Bailey, November 20, 1919, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; daughter of Arnold Savage (a lawyer) and Kate Edith (Clulow Gray) Bailey; married Michael Denison (an actor), April 29,1939. Addresses: Agent--c/o Ronnie Waters, International Creative Management, 388 Oxford Street, London W1N 9HE, England.
- Birth Details
- November 20, 1919
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Stage debut) Sorel Bliss, Hay Fever, His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1939.
- (London debut) Maria, Twelfth Night, Open Air Theatre, Hyde Park, 1942.
- Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Open Air Theatre, 1942.
- Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, Open Air Theatre, 1942.
- Alexandra Giddens, The Little Foxes, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1942.
- Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Westminster Theatre, London, 1942.
- Rose Wilson, Brighton Rock, Garrick Theatre, London, 1943.
- Vivien, Landslide, Westminster Theatre, 1943.
- Greta, The Lady from Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre, London, 1945.
- Ruth Wilkins, Dear Ruth, St. James's Theatre, London, 1946.
- Jean Ritchie, The Wind Is Ninety, Apollo Theatre, London, 1946.
- Nurse Ransom, Rain on the Just, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1948.
- Norah Fuller, Queen Elizabeth Slept Here, Strand Theatre, London, 1949.
- Agnes, The Four Poster, Ambassador's Theatre, London, 1950.
- See You Later Review, Watergate Theatre, London, 1951.
- Nina, The Dragon's Mouth, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1952.
- Robina Jevons, Sweet Peril, St. James's Theatre, 1952.
- Toni Oberon, We Must Kill Toni, Westminster Theatre, 1954.
- Mrs. Pooter, The Diary of a Nobody, Arts Theatre, London, 1954.
- White Queen, Alice through the Looking Glass, Chelsea Palace Theatre, London, 1955.
- Marion Field, Love Affair, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1956.
- Sarah Banning, Double Cross, Duchess Theatre, London, 1958.
- Title role, Candida, Oxford Playhouse, U.K., 1958.
- Duchess of Hampshire, Let Them Eat Cake, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1959.
- Title role, Candida, Bath Festival Theatre, U.K., then Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1960.
- Mary, The Bald Prima Donna, Oxford Playhouse, 1961.
- Old Woman, The Chairs, Oxford Playhouse, 1961.
- Lady Utterword, Heartbreak House, Oxford Playhouse, then Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1961.
- Z, A Village Wooing, Hong Kong City Center Theatre, Hong Kong, 1962.
- Lady Aline, A Marriage Has Been Arranged, Hong Kong City Center Theatre,1962.
- A Shakespeare Recital, Berlin Drama Festival, Federal Republic of Germany, 1962.
- Katerina of Arragon, Royal Gambit, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, U.K., 1962.
- Caroline Abbott, Where Angels Fear to Tread, New Arts Theatre, then St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1963.
- Madame Arkadina, The Seagull, Birmingham Repertory Company, U.K., 1964.
- Lady Chiltern, An Ideal Husband, Strand Theatre, London, 1965.
- Maria Wislack, On Approval, St. Martin's Theatre, 1966-67.
- Susan, Happy Family, St. Martin's Theatre, 1966-67.
- Julia Pyrton, Number Ten, Strand Theatre, 1967.
- May, Vacant Possession, Nottingham Playhouse, U.K., 1968.
- Yulya Glebova, Confession at Night, Nottingham Playhouse, 1968.
- Celia Pilgrim, Out of the Question, St. Martin's Theatre, 1968.
- Z, A Village Wooing, Fortune Theatre, London, 1970.
- Mrs. Banger, Press Cuttings, Fortune Theatre, 1970.
- Gina Ekdal, The Wild Duck, Criterion Theatre, 1970.
- Ellen Blake, The Dragon Variation, Royal Theatre, Windsor, U.K., 1972.
- Through the Looking Glass, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, 1972.
- Mabel Jackson, At the End of the Day, Savoy Theatre, London, 1973.
- Grace Bishop, The Sack Race, Ambassador's Theatre, London, 1974.
- Olivia Cameron, The Pay-Off, Comedy Theatre, London, 1974.
- Miss Marple, A Murder Is Announced, Vaudeville Theatre, 1977.
- Delia, Bedroom Farce, Prince of Wales' Theatre, London, 1979.
- Madame Ranyevskaia, The Cherry Orchard, Exeter Theatre, London, 1980.
- Evelyn, The Kingfisher, Royal Theatre, Windsor, 1980.
- Lady Ashbrook, A Coat of Varnish, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1982.
- Mrs. Cavell, Cavell, Chichester Festival Theatre, U.K., 1982.
- Madame Pernell, Tartuffe, Bromley Theatre, U.K., 1983.
- Lady Sneervell, School for Scandal, Haymarket Theatre, 1983, then Duke ofYork's Theatre, London, 1984.
- Mrs. Candour, School for Scandal, Duke of York's Theatre, 1984.
- Miss Skillon, See How They Run, Royal Theatre, 1986.
- The Living Room, Royalty Theatre, 1987.
- An Ideal Husband, Globe Theatre, London, 1993.
- Also appeared with the H. M. Tennent Company, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, 1940, and with the Harrogate Repertory Company, 1940-41.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Fools Rush In, U.K. cities, 1946.
- Anna Lutcar, The Distant Hill, U.K. cities, 1953.
- Agnes, The Four Poster, South African cities, 1954-55.
- Lady Shotter, South Sea Bubble, South African and Australian cities, 1956-57.
- Merely Players, U.K. cities, 1964.
- Mrs. Heidelberg, The Clandestine Marriage, U.K. cities, 1971.
- A Village Wooing, U.K. cities, 1971.
- Ellen Creed, Ladies in Retirement, U.K. cities, 1976.
- Lady Twombley, The Cabinet Minister, U.K. cities, 1977.
- Evelyn, The Kingfisher, U.K. cities, 1980.
- Lady Boothroyd, Lloyd George Knew My Father, U.K. cities, 1980.
- Sheila, Relatively Speaking, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cities, 1981.
- Carlotta Gray, Song at Twilight, U.K. cities, 1983.
- Mrs. Candour, School for Scandal, British Council Fiftieth Anniversary tour of European cities, 1984.
- Daphne Drimmond, There Goes the Bride, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cities, 1985.
- The Chalk Garden, U.K. cities, 1989.
- Also toured in productions of The Best of Friends, 1990-91; The Importance of Being Earnest, 1991; and Bedroom Farce, 1992.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- The Trail of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)/United Artists (UA), 1982.
- The Curse of the Pink Panther, MGM/UA, 1983.
- Also appeared in They Were Sisters, 1944; Wanted for Murder, 1945;A Man about the House, 1946; Mine Own Executioner, 1947; My Brother Jonathan, 1947;The Glass Mountain, 1948; The Franchise Affair, 1951; Angels One Five, 1952;There Was a Young Lady, 1953; A Man Could Get Killed, 1965; and Two ThousandWomen.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Appeared as Kate Harvey, Howard's Way, 1985-90.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Appeared in Boyd, Q. C., 1957; "The Old Boy Net.," Rumpole of the Bailey,1983; and Cold Warrior, 1984.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- Appeared in The Governess, 1957; The Importance of Being Earnest, 1958; Winter Cruise, 1960; The Letter, 1960; Virtue, 1962; Beautiful Forever, 1965;Unexpectedly Vacant, 1969; This Is Your Life, 1973; The Voysey Inheritance, 1978; Britain in the Thirties, 1983; and "The Affair of the Pink Pearl," Partners in Crime, Series I, 1984.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Also appeared in Milestones; The Will; Crime Passionnel; Art and Opportunity; Fish in the Family; What the Public Wants; Lesson in Love; The Happy McBaines; Tribute to Maugham; East Lynne; Making Faces; Read All about It; Lifeafter Death; Hook, Line, and Sinker; and Three Up and Two Down.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
- Front Line Family, BBC, 1941.
- Love Affair, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1956, published by Samuel French, 1957.
- Author of eight plays, including Love a la Carte, BBC.
- Murder on the Stairs, Arthur Barker, 1958.
- Murder in Melbourne, Arthur Barker, 1958.
- Baby Face, Arthur Barker, 1959.
- Epitaph for a Dead Actor, Arthur Barker, 1960.
- Murder on a Saturday, Arthur Barker, 1961.
- Murder in Mind, Macdonald, 1963.
- The Devil Wore Scarlet, Macdonald, 1964.
- No Quarter for a Star, Macdonald, 1964.
- The Murder of Love, Macdonald, 1967.
- Died in the Red, Macdonald, 1967.
- Murder on Honeymoon, Macdonald, 1969.
- For Richer, for Richer, Macdonald, 1970.
- Deadly Lampshade, Macdonald, 1971.
- Understudy to Murder, Macdonald, 1972.
- Dead Give-Away, Macdonald, 1974.
- Ride on a Tiger, Macdonald, 1975.
- Stage Door Fright, Macdonald, 1977.
- Death in Denims, Macdonald and Everest Books, 1977.
- Dark Calypso, Macdonald, 1979.
- (With husband, Michael Denison) The Actor and His World, Gollancz, 1964.
- Butterflies on My Mind: On the Conservation of British Butterflies, Angusand Robertson, 1978.
- The Girl on the Bus, Pan Books, 1966.
- Also published a collection of short horror stories; contributor of stories to horror anthologies published by Pan.
- Also author of The Glanville Women; Anna Starr; Mirror Image; and LookingForward, Looking Back (autobiography). Contributor to periodicals, includingSunday Express, Daily Sketch, Tatler, Evening Standard, and the Evening News.
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