Dame Margaret Rutherford DBE
(1892-1972)

Died aged c. 80

Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was an English actress of stage, television and film. She 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. She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her role as the Duchess of Brighton in The V.I.P.s (1963). In the early 1960s she starred as Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple in a series of four George Pollock films. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1961 and a Dame Commander (DBE) in 1967.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Dame Margaret Rutherford (1892-1972), actress lived here 1895-1920

4 Berkeley Place, Wimbledon SW19 Merton, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1895-1920)

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #087

Margaret Rutherford and Alastair Sim [full inscription unknown]

Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood, United Kingdom where they was

Margaret Rutherford 1892-1972 Theatre and film actress born and raised here

15 Dornton Road, SW12, London, United Kingdom where they lived and was born (1892)