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Margaret Rutherford

11.05.1892 - 22.05.1972

Margaret Rutherford

Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE was an English character actress, who first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. In 1963 she won the best supporting actress Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role as The Duchess of Brighton in The VIPs. Rutherford was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1961 and a Dame Commander in 1967.

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