Brenda Bruce Biography (1922?-1996)

OBITUARY NOTICE: Born July 7, 1922 (some sources say 1918 and 1919), in Manchester, England; died February 19, 1996. Actress. While she was a versatile performer in television and film, Bruce is best remembered for her work on thestage in roles like Eliza in Pygmalion, Queen Gertrude in Hamlet, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. She began acting at age twelve, landing a job in the chorus line of 1066 and All That in London. She later appeared in productions directed by her husband, Roy Rich. They also hosted a television talk show called Rich and Rich. Among her other theater credits were The Merry Wivesof Windsor, Yardsale, and Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon. Her television work included roles in The Man in the Iron Mask, The Tenth Man, and MasterpieceTheatre's "David Copperfield." She also appeared in films such as Law and Disorder, Time After Time, and December Bride. Bruce also found time to write aweekly newspaper column about her experiences raising a family. Her contributions to television were acknowledged with the British Academy of Film and Television Art Awards for best television actress of 1962. She was appointed tothe Order of the British Empire in 1984.

Birth Details
July 7, 1922?
Manchester, England

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