|Birthname||Florence Lilian Braithwaite|
|born on||9 March 1873 at 08:39 (= 08:39 AM )|
|Place||Ramsgate, England, 51n20, 1e25|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°53' 25°39 Asc. 26°45'|
English actress, primarily of the stage.
Her first professional London appearance was in "As You Like It" in 1900. She appeared in the 1927 Alfred Hitchcock film "Downhill."
Her greatest triumph was as the alcoholic mother in Noël Coward's groundbreaking drama "The Vortex." She proved that comedy was her greatest asset in a long succession of drawing-room dramas and light comedies, culminating in the long running "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1942-1946).
During the Second World War she served as chairman and chief organiser of the hospital division of ENSA. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) on 1 January 1943. Her daughter Joyce Carey became a film and television actress.
She died on 17 September 1948.
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, p. 27, quotes Francesca Snethlage.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress