Beatrice Campbell

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For the actress associated with Bernard Shaw, see Mrs Patrick Campbell. For the British journalist, see Beatrix Campbell. For the British painter and stained glass artist, see Beatrice Elvery.
Beatrice Campbell
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Nigel Patrick and Beatrice Campbell in Grand National Night (1953).
Born Beatrice Josephine Campbell
(1922-07-13)July 13, 1922
County Down, Northern Ireland UK
Died 10 May 1979(1979-05-10) (aged 56)
London, England UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1946–1955
Spouse(s) Nigel Patrick (1951–1979)
Robert MacClancy (1939–1942)

Beatrice Campbell (31 July 1922 – 10 May 1979) was a British stage and film actress. She was born in County Down, Northern Ireland.[1]

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

After a distinguished London stage career, Campbell entered film in the mid-1940s. She received positive notices internationally for her performances in Silent Dust (1949)[2] and Last Holiday (1950), with Alec Guinness, which remains her best-known role.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Campbell was married twice. Her first marriage was to Squadron Leader Michael Robert MacClancy of No. 226 Squadron RAF, who died aged 22, on 12 April 1942 at RAF Hemswell when his aircraft crash landed.[4][5] Her second marriage was to the actor Nigel Patrick in 1951. The two remained married until her death in 1979.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/177633
  2. ^ T. M. P., "British Import Based on Play." New York Times, December 30, 1949, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed November 22, 2007).
  3. ^ Bosley Crowther "The Screen in Review: 'Last Holiday,' Written by J.B. Priestley, Stars Alec Guinness as Man Doomed to Die." New York Times (1857-Current file), November 14, 1950, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed November 22, 2007).
  4. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2701581
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/98/a3954198.shtml

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