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Evelyn Laye (1900–1996)


London-born Evelyn Laye, daughter of actor parents, was already treading the boards at the age of two. Her father managed the Palace Theatre in Brighton and this was where Evelyn first made a name for herself. A seasoned stage performer by the age of fifteen, she graduated to the London West End three years later in a small part in "The Beauty ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Luck of the Navy Cynthia Eden
(1927)
Waltz Time Rosalinde Eisenstein
(1933)
Alexandra Princess Elaine
(1934)
The Night Is Young Elizabeth Katherine Anne 'Lisl' Gluck
(1935)

Filmography

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 1988 Sun Child (TV Movie)
Mrs. Whicker
 1988 The Woman He Loved (TV Movie)
Lady Cunard
 1987 My Family and Other Animals (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Kralefsky
- Episode #1.8 (1987) ... Mrs. Kralefsky
 1985 Storyboard (TV Series)
Dowager Lady Brompton
- Ladies in Charge (1985) ... Dowager Lady Brompton
 1984 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Mother
- Home Is the Sailor (1984) ... Mother
 1983 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Countess of Owbridge
- The Gay Lord Quex (1983) ... Countess of Owbridge
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mrs. Standing
- Clerical Error (1983) ... Mrs. Standing
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Chesterfield
- Dizzy (1983) ... Lady Chesterfield
 1982 All for Love (TV Series)
Mother
- A Bit of Singing and Dancing (1982) ... Mother
 1980 Never Never Land
Millie
 1971 Say Hello to Yesterday
Woman's mother
 1970 Within and Without
Cynthia Pitman
 1967 Theatre of Death
Madame Angelique
 1957-1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Lady Dodo Fitzadam / Lady Marlowe
- The Amorous Prawn (1960) ... Lady Dodo Fitzadam
- Silver Wedding (1957) ... Lady Marlowe
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Parsons
- Tony Draws a Horse (1958) ... Mrs. Parsons
 1935 The Night Is Young
Elizabeth Katherine Anne 'Lisl' Gluck
 1934 Evensong
Madame Irela (Maggie O'Neil)
 1934 Alexandra
Princess Elaine
 1933 Waltz Time
Rosalinde Eisenstein
 1931 One Heavenly Night
Lilli
 1927 The Luck of the Navy
Cynthia Eden
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Ferenc Lehar's musical, "The Merry Widow," at the Daly's Theatre in London, England with George Graves, Derek Oldham, Carl Brisson, Nancie Lovat, Ivy Tresmand, and Laurie Newton in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Trivia:

She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1973 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama. It was said that the Queen Mother, an avid fan of Evelyn's, wanted to make her a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1995, but Evelyn died before it could happen. See more »

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