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Edith MacArthur MBE is a Scottish actress, born in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire on 8 March 1926, and noted for her elegant screen presence. Her best-known role was the Lady Laird Elizabeth Cunningham in Take the High Road, which she portrayed from the first episode in 1980, until December 1986 when the character was killed off in a car crash.
Edith MacArthur cut the tape for the first sailing on the MV Isle of Arran from Brodick to Ardrossan on 16 April 1984.
She has been most frequently seen on television with a long list of credits including Z-Cars, The Borderers, The Troubleshooters, Sutherland's Law, The Standard, The Omega Factor, The Sandbaggers, Doctor Finlay, Hamish Macbeth, Casualty and Sea of Souls.
In 2000, she was made an MBE for her contribution to the dramatic arts.
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