She acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Mourning Becomes Electra," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Barbara Jefford in the cast. Val May was director.
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Sharp-featured Shakespearean stage actress of commanding presence. She first made headlines on the London stage as "Hedda Gabbler" at the Westminster Theatre in 1943. Her subsequent roles confined her to intense or neurotic characters in classic plays, often at the Old Vic. On screen, she was typically cast as villainesses - most memorably as Ralph Richardson
's evil wife in The Fallen Idol