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Maureen Swanson

Actress

Born - 25 November 1932, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Died - 16 November 2011

Lovely, dark-haired, dark-eyed Scottish actress, a Rank starlet of the 1950s whose oval features and svelte prettiness enabled her to play both nice girls and minxes. Retired in 1961 to marry the Earl of Dudley and had seven children. After a debut in Valley of Song (1952), she made Moulin Rouge (1952) and Knights of the Round Table (1953), before Rank signed her and saw to it that she graced the covers of many a film or fashion magazine over the next five years. Not the strongest of actresses, she was nonetheless a decorative and competent addition to any cast: Third Party Risk (1954), Orders Are Orders (1954), Three Cornered Fate (1955), A Town Like Alice (1955), Up in the World (1956), Jacqueline (1956), Robbery Under Arms (1957) and The Malpas Mystery (1960), her last.