Edna Best

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Edna Best

British actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1900.

Countries: United Kingdom (75%), United States (13%), Switzerland (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Agatha Christie, Herbert Marshall, Alfred Hitchcock

Linked to: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

 

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Edna Best was born in 1900 add something


1921

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 add something


1926

Margaret Kennedy - Margaret Kennedy is best appreciated today for her second novel, "The Constant Nymph", which she adapted into a highly successful West End play that opened at the New Theatre, with Noël Coward and Edna Best in September 1926


1934

She is best remembered for her role as the mother in the original 1934 film version of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much" add something


1938

Best had appeared on television as early as 1938, in a production of the play "Love from a Stranger", adapted from the Agatha Christie short story "Philomel Cottage" by Frank Vosper add something


1947

Herbert Marshall - Among his wives were two actresses, Edna Best, with whom he appeared in "The Calendar", "Michael and Mary" and "The Faithful Heart", and Boots Mallory, to whom he was married from 1947 until her death in 1958


 

She received a nomination for an Emmy award in 1957 for her role in "This Happy Breed" add something


1959

Her final marriage, to Nat Wolff, ended with his death in 1959 add something


1974

She died in Geneva in 1974, aged 74 add something


Edna Best died in 1974 add something