Queenie Leonard

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Queenie Leonard
Born Pearl Walker
(1905-02-18)18 February 1905
London, England, UK
Died 17 January 2002(2002-01-17) (aged 96)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1921–1966
Spouse(s) Lawrence P. Williams (1936–1947; divorced)
Tom Conway (1958–1963; divorced)

Queenie Leonard (18 February 1905 – 17 January 2002) was an English character actress and singer.

Early life and career[edit]

She was born as Pearl Walker in Manchester in 1905 and began her career on stage in 1921, and debuted on film in 1931. She had already amassed 20 years of stage and screen experience when, in 1941, she made the first of more than 30 Hollywood films. She also appeared in cabaret in Britain and in the United States, starred in a one-woman show, acted in television sitcoms, and provided voices for Disney animated films. She retired in 1966. Her last appearance was in 20th Century Fox's Doctor Dolittle.


She was married to film designer Lawrence P. Williams from 1936 to 1947, and to actor Tom Conway from 1958 to 1963. Both unions were childless and ended in divorce.


She died of natural causes on 17 January 2002, in West Los Angeles, aged 96. She is buried in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles in the burial plot called the "Garden of Roses". At the time of her death, she was the last surviving cast member of And Then There Were None (1945).

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title
1934 Romance in Rhythm
1936 Limelight
1937 Millions
1941 Ladies in Retirement Sister Agatha
1943 Thumbs Up
1944 The Lodger
1944 The Uninvited
1945 And Then There Were None Mrs. Rogers
1946 Cluny Brown
1947 Life With Father
1947 The Lone Wolf in London
1951 Thunder on the Hill
1951 Alice in Wonderland A Bird in a Tree/Snooty Flower (voice)
1952 The Narrow Margin
1952 Les Misérables
1952 Thunder in the East
1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Princess (voice)
1964 Mary Poppins Lady in the Bank (uncredited)
1964 My Fair Lady Cockney Bystander (uncredited)
1967 Doctor Dolittle Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

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