Kay Walsh

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1911-11-15

Place of Birth
Chelsea, London, England, UK

Tags : 
Kay Walsh, Kay Walsh Jmu, Kay Walsh Accident, Kay Walsh Fire, Kay Walsh Artist, Kay Walsh Films, Kay Walsh Imdb, Kay Walsh The Witches, Kay Walsh Rownd A Rownd, Kay Walsh Facebook

Kay Walsh

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Kay Walsh  (born Kathleen Walsh, 15 November 1911,Chelsea, London, England; died 16 April 2005, Chelsea, London) was an English actress and dancer. She grew up in Pimlico, brought up by her grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in West End music halls. Walsh made her film debut in How's Chances? (1934) in a small part, and had a larger role in another 1934 film, Get Your Man. She continued to act in "quota quickies" films for several years. Walsh first met David Lean, then a film editor, in 1936, during the filming of Secret Of Stamboul. They began a relationship and Walsh broke off her engagement to Pownell Pellew. Walsh and Lean married on 23 November 1940. She moved on to higher-prestige films with appearances in two Noel Coward-scripted films, In Which We Serve (1942) and This Happy Breed (1944), both directed by Lean. Walsh had campaigned for Lean to receive co-director credit on In Which We Serve. Walsh contributed dialogue to the 1938 film of Pygmalion, and also devised the scenario for the closing sequence of Lean's film adaptation of Great Expectations (1946), for which she received a writing credit on the latter film. She also devised the opening sequence of Lean's adaptation of Oliver Twist (1948), as well as performing the role of Nancy. Walsh and Lean divorced in 1949, on grounds of infidelity based on Lean's relationship with Ann Todd. Walsh continued to work as a character actress in films through the 1950s, including films with Alfred Hitchcock and Ronald Neame. Her own favourite film role was that of the barmaid Miss D. Coker in Neame's 1958 film of The Horse's Mouth, with Alec Guinness. Between films, she appeared regularly in plays and farces at the Strand and Aldwych Theatres, directed by Basil Dean. She was a semi-regular on the 1979 Anglo-Polish TV series Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. She remained active in films until her retirement in 1981, after the film Night Crossing. Walsh later lived in retirement in London. She died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from multiple burns, following an accident, aged 93. Her second marriage was to the Canadian psychologist Elliott Jaques, and they adopted a daughter, Gemma, in 1956. This marriage also ended in divorce.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Kay Walsh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

1966
The Witches
6.1
1958
The Horse's Mouth
7.3
1950
The Magnet
6.5
1954
The Rainbow Jacket
6.8
1938
I See Ice
8.8
1939
Sons of the Sea
6.7
1940
The Chinese Bungalow
5.5
1954
Lease of Life
8.0
1937
Keep Fit
6.0
1962
Reach for Glory
8.0
1955
Cast a Dark Shadow
6.5
1950
Last Holiday
8.1
1961
Lunch Hour
7.1
1939
The Missing People
0.0
1952
Meet Me Tonight
6.0
1948
Oliver Twist
7.4
1960
Tunes of Glory
7.0
1947
The October Man
6.4
1952
Hunted
6.4
1970
Connecting Rooms
8.0
1936
Secret of Stamboul
0.0
1948
Vice Versa
0.0
1953
Young Bess
6.3
1940
The Middle Watch
0.0
1936
All That Glitters
0.0
1967
Bikini Paradise
0.0
1965
He Who Rides a Tiger
0.0
1963
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
7.7
1964
The Beauty Jungle
7.8
1942
In Which We Serve
6.9
1956
Now and Forever
6.0
1944
This Happy Breed
7.0
1970
Taste of Excitement
7.5
1970
The Virgin and the Gypsy
1.0
1950
Stage Fright
6.8
1963
80,000 Suspects
7.0
1970
Scrooge
6.8
1951
Encore
7.0
1962
The L-Shaped Room
7.2
1951
The Magic Box
6.4
CLOSE [x]