Margaretta Scott

Active - 1934 - 1988  |   Born - Feb 13, 1912   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Hal Erickson

British actress Margaretta Scott made her first stage appearance at age 17 in 1929; five years later, she launched her lengthy film career. At first merely another of producer Alexander Korda's resident ingénues, she later carved a niche for herself in upper middle-class character roles. An early arrival on television (she was playing Shakespearean roles on the small screen as far back as 1937!), she was a fixture of the BBC historical miniseries of the 1960s and 1970s, notably as Catherine De Medici in the multipart Elizabeth R (1971). Among Margaretta Scott's handful of American film roles was Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez in the 1952 musical farce Where's Charley?

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