Bernadette O'Farrell

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Bernadette O'Farrell
Bernadette O'Farrell - Sponsor, July 25, 1959.jpg
Born (1924-01-30)30 January 1924
Birr, County Offaly, Ireland
Died 26 September 1999(1999-09-26) (aged 75)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947-1959
Spouse(s) Frank Launder (1950–97; his death)
2 children

Bernadette O'Farrell (30 January 1924 – 26 September 1999) was an Irish actress. She was married to the film writer and producer Frank Launder.[1]

She is best known for playing Maid Marian in the 1950s TV version of The Adventures of Robin Hood. She left the show in 1957, after 78 episodes, to be replaced by Patricia Driscoll.

She played an English mistress, Miss Harper, in The Happiest Days of Your Life (1949), Jessie Bond in The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1953) and Peg Curtis in the boxing film The Square Ring (1953). She retired from acting in 1959 to live on a farm in Buckinghamshire, England. Later, O'Farrell and Launder moved to Monaco.[1] Her last film appearance was in The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980).

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  1. ^ a b [1]New York Times: Bernadette O'Farrell, 75, Actress Who Played Maid Marian on TV

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