Margaret Leighton

Margaret Leighton
1922 - 1976
Margaret Leighton  British Actress

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Margaret Leighton was previously married to Michael Wilding (1964 - 1976), Laurence Harvey (1957 - 1961) and Max Reinhardt (1947 - 1955).


British Actress Margaret Leighton was born on 26th February, 1922 in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England, UK and passed away on 13th Jan 1976 Chichester, Sussex, England, UK aged 53. She is most remembered for Hannah Jelkes in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Margaret Leighton was in an on-screen matchup with Henry Fonda in The Best Man (1964).

Margaret Leighton is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, Shakespearean actors and English film actors.


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Married3 13 years 8 years, 4 months 4 years
Total3 13 years 8 years, 4 months 4 years


First Name Margaret
Last Name Leighton
Alternative Name Margaret Leighton CBE
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th February, 1922
Birthplace Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England, UK
Died 13th January, 1976
Place of Death Chichester, Sussex, England, UK
Cause of Death Multiple Sclerosis
Height 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Hannah Jelkes in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana
Year(s) Active 1938-1976, 1938–1976

Margaret Leighton, CBE (26 February 1922 – 13 January 1976) was an English actress, active on stage and television, and in film. Her film appearances included (her first credited debut feature) in Anatole de Grunwald's The Winslow Boy (1948). For The Go-Between (1971), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Margaret Leighton53 PiscesActress
Michael Wilding66 CancerActor
Laurence Harvey45 LibraActor
Max Reinhardt70 VirgoDirector


Journey Through the Black Sun1982ArraTV Movie
A Dirty Knight's Work1976Ma GoreMovie
Galileo1975Elderly Court LadyMovie
Space: 19991975ArraTV Show
From Beyond the Grave1974Madame Orloff (Segment 3 "The Elemental")Movie
Great Expectations1974Miss HavishamTV Movie
The Nelson Affair1973Lady Frances NelsonMovie
Frankenstein: The True Story1973Francoise DuValTV Movie
The Upper Crusts1973Lady SeacroftTV Show
Lady Caroline Lamb1972Lady MelbourneMovie
X, Y and Zee1972GladysMovie
The Go-Between1970Mrs. MaudsleyMovie
The Madwoman of Chaillot1969ConstanceMovie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Gertrude, The womanTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Amelia RaynerTV Show
A Touch of Venus1968RosemaryTV Show
Judd for the Defense1967Mary WrightTV Show
7 Women1966Agatha AndrewsMovie
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966Gita VolanderTV Show
The Loved One1965Mrs. KentonMovie
BBC Play of the Month1965Helen Lancaster, Mrs. CheveleyTV Show
The F.B.I.1965Amy HunterTV Show
The Best Man1964Alice RussellMovie
The Wednesday Play1964Florence LancasterTV Show
Burke's Law1963Connie HansonTV Show
Waltz of the Toreadors1962Emily FitzjohnMovie
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Nell SnyderTV Show
Ben Casey1961Leila FarrTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Chris Becker, Paula WinfieldTV Show
The Sound and the Fury1959Caddy CompsonMovie
Suspicion1957Miss PerryTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957Millie Crocker-HarrisTV Show
A Novel Affair1957Judith Wynter, Leonie HathawayMovie
Armchair Theatre1956Lady HuntercombeTV Show
Playhouse 901956Miss KerrisonTV Show
Marriage a la Mode1955The Law - Counsel for the DefenceMovie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Iris TeletonTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955Frances Farrar, Mrs. Manningham, Natalya PetrovnaTV Show
Lilli Palmer Theatre1955Marion (wife)TV Show
ITV Opening Night at the Guildhall1955Gwendolen FairfaxTV Movie
Court Martial1954Mrs. Valerie CarringtonMovie
The Good Die Young1954EveMovie
The Teckman Mystery1954Helen TeckmanMovie
The Holly and the Ivy1952Margaret GregoryMovie
Murder on Monday1952Janet PrestonMovie
Calling Bulldog Drummond1951Sgt. Helen SmithMovie
The Astonished Heart1950Leonora VailMovie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950Catherine Bailey, Lucasta Angel, RosalindTV Show
The Fighting Pimpernel1949Marguerite BlakeneyMovie
Under Capricorn1949MillyMovie
Bonnie Prince Charlie1948Flora MacDonaldMovie
The Winslow Boy1948Catherine WinslowMovie
Arms and the Man1948Raina PetkoffTV Movie
Everyman1947BeautyTV Movie
Laugh with Me1938DorothyTV Movie
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