See index for CTFT sketch: Born October 19, 1913, in London, England;died October 27, 1998, in London, England. Actress. Rosamund John was well known for the beauty and artistry that she brought to films, especially films made during World War II which--thanks to her skills--went beyond war propaganda. John claimed that her true love was the stage, but she enjoyed many opportunities both on stage and in the cinema. Born Nora Rosamund Jones in London,she studied acting and made her first movie appearance in 1934 in a movie about the Loch Ness Monster. She continued to make films through the 1940s andwas voted as Britain's second favorite female star in 1944. Always interestedin politics, she once thought of running for Parliament. In 1950 she mostlydropped acting to support the efforts of her second husband in his bid for aseat in the Labour party. Some of the movies that Johns starred in included Spitfire(1942), The Gentle Sex(1943), the war film Way to theStars(1945) and the comedy thriller Green for Danger(1946). She resumed stage roles in the late forties until she stopped acting altogether.
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