Kay Walsh

Kay Walsh

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kay Walsh  (born Kathleen Walsh, 15 November 1911,Chelsea, London, England; died 16 April 2005, Chelsea, London) was an English actress and dancer. She grew up in Pimlico, brought up by her grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in West End music halls. Walsh made her film debut in How's Chances? (1934) in a small part, and had a larger role in another 1934 film, Get Your Man. She continued to act in "quota quickies" films for several years. Walsh first met David Lean, then a film editor, in 1936, during the filming of Secret Of Stamboul. They began a relationship and Walsh broke off her engagement to Pownell Pellew. Walsh and Lean married on 23 November 1940. She moved on to higher-prestige films with appearances in two Noel Coward-scripted films, In Which We Serve (1942) and This Happy Breed (1944), both directed by Lean. Walsh had campaigned for Lean to receive co-director credit on In Which We Serve. Walsh contributed dialogue to the 1938 film of Pygmalion, and also devised the scenario for the closing sequence of Lean's film adaptation of Great Expectations (1946), for which she received a writing credit on the latter film. She also devised the opening sequence of Lean's adaptation of Oliver Twist (1948), as well as performing the role of Nancy. Walsh and Lean divorced in 1949, on grounds of infidelity based on Lean's relationship with Ann Todd. Walsh continued to work as a character actress in films through the 1950s, including films with Alfred Hitchcock and Ronald Neame. Her own favourite film role was that of the barmaid Miss D. Coker in Neame's 1958 film of The Horse's Mouth, with Alec Guinness. Between films, she appeared regularly in plays and farces at the Strand and Aldwych Theatres, directed by Basil Dean. She was a semi-regular on the 1979 Anglo-Polish TV series Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. She remained active in films until her retirement in 1981, after the film Night Crossing. Walsh later lived in retirement in London. She died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from multiple burns, following an accident, aged 93. Her second marriage was to the Canadian psychologist Elliott Jaques, and they adopted a daughter, Gemma, in 1956. This marriage also ended in divorce. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kay Walsh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Chelsea, London, England, UK
    Birthday
    11/15/1911
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7
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6.8
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I See Ice
8.1
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6.7
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4.2
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7.4
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Keep Fit
5.6
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0
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6.4
Meet Me Tonight
Meet Me Tonight
6.7
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The Luck of the Irish
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The Mind of Mr. Reeder
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Cast a Dark Shadow
6.3
Last Holiday
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Lunch Hour
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6.8
Vice Versa
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6.3
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Now and Forever
7
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The Second Mr. Bush
5
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
7.5
Tunes of Glory
Tunes of Glory
7.1
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The October Man
6.1
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Hunted
6.6
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Connecting Rooms
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Secret of Stamboul
Secret of Stamboul
6
The Middle Watch
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0
Bikini Paradise
Bikini Paradise
6
He Who Rides a Tiger
He Who Rides a Tiger
0
Young Bess
Young Bess
5.9
80,000 Suspects
80,000 Suspects
6.5
In Which We Serve
In Which We Serve
6.8
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
7.1
The Beauty Jungle
The Beauty Jungle
6.1
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Walt Disney Treasures - Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
8.3
Stage Fright
Stage Fright
6.8
This Happy Breed
This Happy Breed
7.1
Taste of Excitement
Taste of Excitement
5.9
The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Virgin and the Gypsy
2
A Little Bit of Bluff
0
The Ruling Class
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6.5
Journey to the Unknown
Journey to the Unknown
0
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Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
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Encore
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6.2
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A Study in Terror
6.2
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6.7
The Magic Box
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6.3
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