Queenie Leonard

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Queenie Leonard
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Born Pearl Walker
(1905-02-18)18 February 1905
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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, Lancashire 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.

Marriages[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

She died of natural causes on 17 January 2002, in West Los Angeles, one month before her 97th birthday. 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 Roles Notes
1934 Romance in Rhythm
1936 Skylarks Maggie Hicks
1937 Moonlight Sonata Margit
1937 The Show Goes On
1937 Limelight Queenie
1937 Millions Lilian
1938 Kate Plus Ten
1941 Ladies in Retirement Sister Agatha
1941 Confirm or Deny Daisy, Consolidated Press Switchboard Operator
1942 This Above All Violet Worthing
1942 Eagle Squadron Bridget - Lancashire blonde
1943 Forever and a Day Maid
1943 Thumbs Up Janie Brooke
1944 The Lodger Daisy - the Maid
1944 The Uninvited Mrs. Taylor Uncredited
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Maid Uncredited
1945 Tonight and Every Night Cockney Woman
1945 Molly and Me Lily
1945 And Then There Were None Mrs. Rogers
1945 My Name Is Julia Ross Alice Uncredited
1946 Cluny Brown Weller Uncredited
1946 The Locket Woman Singer
1947 Life With Father Maggie
1947 The Lone Wolf in London Lily
1948 The Black Arrow Serving Woman Uncredited
1948 Homecoming Nurse Uncredited
1948 Hills of Home Mrs. MacFadyen Uncredited
1949 My Own True Love Minor Role Uncredited
1949 The Secret of St. Ives Maid Uncredited
1950 A Life of Her Own Hotel Matron Uncredited
1951 Lorna Doone Gweeny Uncredited
1951 Kind Lady Bit Role Uncredited
1951 Alice in Wonderland A Bird in a Tree/Snooty Flower Voice
1951 Thunder on the Hill Mrs. Smithson
1951 Thunder in the East Miss Huggins Uncredited
1952 The Narrow Margin Mrs. Troll
1952 Les Misérables Valjean's Maid
1952 Million Dollar Mermaid Mrs. Graves - John's Mother Uncredited
1953 Latin Lovers Rufina (scenes deleted)
1954 Ring of Fear Tillie / Fortune-Teller Uncredited
1955 The King's Thief Apothecary's Wife
1956 Gaby Canteen Worker Uncredited
1956 23 Paces to Baker Street Miss Elsie Schuyler Uncredited
1956 D-Day the Sixth of June Corporal on Train Uncredited
1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals Nurse
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Princess Voice
1962 The Notorious Landlady Woman Uncredited
1962 Hatari! Nurse (scenes deleted)
1963 The Prize Miss Fawley Uncredited
1964 What a Way to Go! Lady Kensington Uncredited
1964 Mary Poppins Lady in the Bank Uncredited
1964 My Fair Lady Cockney Bystander Uncredited
1967 Doctor Dolittle Courtroom Spectator Uncredited
1968 Star! Grand Dam Uncredited, (Last appearance)

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