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Nova Pilbeam


Born - 15 November 1919, Wimbledon, London, England
Died - 17 July 2015

Fluffily blonde, waiflike teenage actress who attracted an enormous following in her native country with her appealing early performances, also starring in two films by Alfred Hitchcock. Later, her upper-class personality seemed to prevent her acting style moving with the times. A sensation in her first film, Little Friend (1934), the actress, born Margery Nova Pilbeam, was subsequently seen in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Tudor Rose (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), Cheer Boys Cheer (1939), Pastor Hall (1940), Spring Meeting (1940), Banana Ridge (1941), The Next of Kin (1942), The Yellow Canary (1943), This Man is Mine (1946), Green Fingers (1947), The Three Weird Sisters (1948) and Counterblast (1948), her last. She married the director Pen Tennyson in 1939, but he was killed in an air crash two years later. She later remarried and left acting behind, although her new husband, a journalist, died in 1972.