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|Born||Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins
July 10, 1913
Colchester, Essex, England
|Died||August 25, 2007
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sylvester "Pat" Weaver (m. 1942–2002) (his death)|
|Children||Trajan Victor Charles Weaver (b. 1945)
Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins (10 July 1913 – 25 August 2007), known professionally as Elizabeth Inglis and earlier as Elizabeth Earl, was an English actress, known for her role in The Letter, opposite Bette Davis.
Life and career
Inglis was born in Colchester, Essex, the daughter of Margaret Inglis (née Hunt) and Alan George Hawkins. Her screen debut was in the 1934 film, Borrowed Clothes. She then had a small part in The 39 Steps (1935) as Hilary Jordan. She appeared in the 1939 British telefilm version of Gaslight before taking on the role of Adele Ainsworth in The Letter in 1940, which marked the zenith of her film career. By this time she was appearing under the pseudonym/stage name Elizabeth Earl.
In 1942, she married Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, an American radio advertising executive. He was president of NBC television between 1953 and 1955. He is credited with helping to reshape broadcasting during the 1940s and '50s as television overtook radio as America's dominant form of home entertainment.
After marrying Weaver, Inglis retired from acting altogether. The couple had two children, one of whom, Susan, became actress Sigourney Weaver. A photograph of Inglis was seen in a deleted scene in Aliens as Weaver's character's elderly grown daughter, Amanda Ripley.
|1935||The 39 Steps||Pat, Professor Jordan's Daughter||Uncredited|
|1937||Thunder in the City||Dolly|
|1937||Museum Mystery||Ruth Carter|
|1939||Gas Light||Television film|
|1940||My Love Came Back||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1940||River's End||Linda Conniston|
|1940||The Letter||Adele Ainsworth|
|1945||Tonight and Every Night||Joan||Uncredited|
|1986||Aliens||Amanda Ripley||Likeness was used in the Special Edition of Aliens|