Marsh, Jean

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Marsh, Jean Gender: F
born on 1 July 1934 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Stoke Newington, England, 51n34, 0w05
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Holliday
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°55' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°11 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°14'


British actress and screenwriter who is best known for creating and starring in the BBC and PBS TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs," which ran from 1971-1976. She and actress Eileen Atkins originated the storyline in 1971, beginning a five-season run in London; they were awarded an Emmy in 1975. A second series starring Marsh, about England of the 1920s and entitled "The House of Elliott," debuted on 7/12/1992.

Marsh grew up in WW II England, constantly surrounded by the sound of Nazi bombs exploding near by. It was so frightening that she went into nervous paralysis at age seven. Her mom put her into dance classes for seven years as therapy. Entering an acting career, she had her first big break in 1959 with a stage role, from where she went into a varied career in TV and theater.

She was married once on 4/02/1955 for five years, ending in divorce in 1960; Marsh never remarried.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Doctor Who (born 23 November 1963). Notes: Played Lady Joanna; Sara Kingdom, 1965


  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1941 (Nervous paralysis)
  • Relationship : Marriage 2 April 1955 (Lasted five years)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1960 (After five years)
  • Work : New Job 1971 (TV series)
  • Work : Prize 1975 (Emmy)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 12 July 1992 (TV series, "The House of Eliott")
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Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes Theater Almanac for the date; Ruth Dewey has the time from an interview with Marsh given in Rocky Mt. News 7/20/1979


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Nervous paralysis at age seven)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Phobias (Bombs)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Upstairs, Downstairs," others)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women