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Cicely Courtneidge
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    (April 1, 1893-April 26, 1980)
    Born in Sydney, Australia
    Birth name was Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge
    Appeared in the films 'Happily Ever After' (1932), 'Aunt Sally' (1933), 'Things Are Looking Up' (1935), 'Everybody Dance' (1936), 'Under Your Hat' (1940), 'The Spider's Web' (1960), 'The L-Shaped Room' (1962), 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' (1965) and 'Not Now Darling' (1973)
    Appeared on the London stage in 'The Arcadians' (1911), 'Lido Lady' (1926), 'Folly to Be Wise' (1932), 'Her Excellency' (1949), 'Gay's the Word' (1952), 'The Bride and the Bachelor' (1956), 'The Bride Came Back' (1960), 'The Hollow' (1970), 'Move Over Mrs. Markham' (1971) and 'Once More With Music' (1976)
    Named a Dame Commander of the British Empire (1972)
    She made her debut in a play produced by her father.
    Her foray to Hollywood ended after only one film.
    She initially played Mabel Butler in the British sitcom 'On The Buses,' but was replaced with Doris Hare in the second season.
    She was married to actor Jack Hulbert for 62 years until his death.
    She made one of her last appearances at the Royal Gala Performance celebrating Queen Elizabeth's silver jubilee (1977).
    A clip of her singing 'Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty' in 'The L-Shaped Room' leads off the Smiths' album 'The Queen Is Dead.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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