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Wendy Hiller

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Wendy Hiller in I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Dame Wendy Hiller (August 15 1912May 14 2003) was an English film and stage actress.

Born Wendy Margaret Hiller in Cheshire, England, the daughter of Frank Watkin Hiller and Marie Stone, her professional debut as an actress was in repertory at Manchester. She first found success in the stage version of Love on the Dole, and in 1936 married the author Ronald Gow. Her performance in Love on the Dole attracted the attention of George Bernard Shaw, and he cast her in several of his plays, including Saint Joan, Pygmalion and Major Barbara.

She was nominated for an Oscar in 1938 for her first major film role in Pygmalion. She was nominated again in 1966 for A Man for All Seasons. She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1958 for the film Separate Tables. She was made a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1975 .

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