SIMMONS, DAWN LANGLEY
Title Margaret Rutherford: A Blithe Spirit
Publisher New York McGraw-Hill 1983
Seller ID 17555E
First Edition. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A biography of British actress Margaret Rutherford (1892 - 1972), written by her adopted daughter, Dawn Langley Simmons. Dame Margaret Rutherford brought many film and stage characters to life with her accomplished talent and memorable physical presence. She is perhaps best remembered for her portrayals in film of Agatha Christie's unshakable sleuth, Jane Marple, and, both on stage in 1941 and on screen in 1963, in the role of Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's classic work Blithe Spirit. She won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar in 1964 for The V.I.P.s which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.