Margot Grahame

Active - 1930 - 1957  |   Born - Feb 20, 1911   |   Died - Jan 1, 1982   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Adventure, Musical

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Born in England and educated in South Africa, actress Margot Grahame made her stage debut with a stock company in Durban. From there, she went into British repertory, then into talking pictures, the first being 1930's The Love Bandit. A pouty blonde with an air of calculated coyness, Grahame was a popular British leading lady of the early '30s. She was brought to America to co-star as Victor McLaglen's trampy girlfriend in John Ford's The Informer (1935), which led to a brief contract with RKO. Grahame's follow-up film, Three Musketeers (1935), found her cast as a depressingly dour Milady DeWinter; nor were her next RKO "B"-ventures, Night Waitress (1936) and Two in the Dark (1936), truly worthwhile vehicles. After finishing up her RKO obligations in 1937, Grahame returned to the British stage, remaining off screen until 1944's The Shipbuilders. Margot Grahame continued appearing in films as a character actress, wrapping up her film career in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957).

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