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Edna Best

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Biography

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Edna Best (3 March 1900 – 18 September 1974) was a British actress. Born in Hove, Sussex, England, she was educated in Brighton and later studied dramatic acting under Miss Kate Rorke who was the first Professor of Drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.[who?] Best was known on the London stage before she entered films in 1921, having made her debut at the Grand Theatre, Southampton in Charley's Aunt in 1917. She also won a silver swimming cup as the lady swimming champion of Sussex.

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  • Born: Edna Hove 3 March 1900 Hove, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Died: 18 September 1974 (aged 74) Geneva, Switzerland
  • Resting place: Cremation
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1921–1959
  • Spouse(s): Nat Wolff (m. 1940–59); his death Herbert Marshall (m. 1928–40); divorced; 1 child Seymour Beard (19??-1928); divorced; twins

Read more about Edna Best at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Actress Sarah Marshall Dies at 80
Variety, 2014-01-20 23:17:23
British stage, film and television actress Sarah Marshall died Saturday morning in Los Angeles following a long battle with cancer. She was 80. Born in London to noted actors Herbert Marshall and Edna Best, Marshall made her feature film debut in 1958′s “The Long, Hot Summer,” but her most notable ...

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 21
Playbill Combined , 2012-04-21 04:00:00
1925 Tallulah Bankhead and Edna Best are Fallen Angels at London's Globe Theatre. Noel Coward's comedy describes two wives who get drunk while trying to get even with their husbands for their indifference. Angels will fly for 158 performances.

Today In Theatre History: APRIL 21
Playbill Combined , 2010-04-21 04:00:00
1925 Tallulah Bankhead and Edna Best are Fallen Angels at London's Globe Theatre. Noel Coward's comedy describes two wives who get drunk while trying to get even with their husbands for their indifference. Angels will fly for 158 performances.

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