|Birthname||Agnes Sybil Thorndike|
|born on||24 October 1882 at 18:20 (= 6:20 PM )|
|Place||Gainsborough, England, 53n24, 0w46|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°15' 05°30 Asc. 12°14'|
British actress, versatile in roles of stage and film. She began her performing career as a concert pianist, but after breaking her wrist, she turned to theatre, making her debut in 1904. She gained prominence in lead roles from Shakespeare to comedy to melodrama, with one of her most famed performances being Saint Joan of the early 1920s.
In recognition of her achievements, she was created Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1931. Her screen career was sporadic but replete with over 30 films of memorable performances. Thorndike is also noted for her letter writing and wrote the book Religion and the Stage.
She was happily married to Lewis Casson from 1908 until his death in 1969. She died in London on 9 June 1976.
- Work : Prize 1931 (Dame Commander of the Empire)
Astrology Quarterly Spring/1971; same in Fowler's "from her in an article in Prediction magazine."
Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given): "On the 24th inst., at Gainsborough, the wife of the REV. A. THORNDIKE, of a daughter." (Times, 27 Oct. 1882, p. 1).
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (60 years)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Awards : Knighted (Made a Dame)
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection