Dorothy Hyson

Active - 1933 - 1941  |   Born - Dec 24, 1914   |   Died - May 23, 1996   |   Genres - Comedy, Musical

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British leading actress Dorothy Hyson had successful careers on stage and screen in the '30s and '40s. The daughter of musical comedy star Dorothy Dickson, she was born Dorothy Wardell Heisen in Chicago, Illinois. She made her film debut at age three, starring alongside her mother in Money Mad (1917). In the early '20s, the Heisens emigrated to England, where Hyson launched a stage career that would remain successful through her adulthood. Some of her British film credits include "That's A Good Girl (1933), A Cup of Kindness (1934), and Will You Remember (1941). In 1936, Hyson took her first Broadway bow in Most of the Game, which starred her future ex-husband Robert Douglas. Hyson retired from acting shortly after her second marriage to actor Anthony Quayle. They remained together until Quayle's death in 1989. In 1993, Hyson participated in an onstage tribute to Dame Peggy Ashcroft.

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