|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1915|
|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1999|
Actress . Born Dorothy Sydney Anna Sturgess in Ipoh, Malasia, she was a noted stage actress, also making the occasion television and film appearance. Sydney carried a distinguished Canadian ancestry ˆ her great-grandfather was Edward Palmer Q.C. of Prince Edward Island, who was also one of the Fathers of Confederation. She received her dramatic training in England, and joined the Arthur Brough Players in Folkestone, among other repertory companies. She married fellow actor Barry Morse on March 26, 1939. Sydney's stage credits spanned some 50 years and included performances in England, Canada, and the United States. She appeared in London West End productions with Dame Marie Tempest and A.E. Matthews in "The First Mrs. Fraser", and later on Broadway opposite Alec McCowen and Barry Morse in "Hadrian VII". It is said that in her career she played in more productions of "Charley's Aunt" than perhaps any other actress! Other stage appearances included "The Death of Joe Egg", "Man and Superman", "Peter Pan", and "Pygmalion". Sydney was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1985 and lived bravely with the illness until her death 14 years later.
Sydney was cremated and her ashes were spread in "St. James's Square Park", which is just off Pall Mall and around the corner from the flat where she lived with actor Barry Morse for more than 40 years. (bio by: Anthony Wynn)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: her ashes were spread in St. James's Square Park, which is just off Pall Mall and around the corner from the flat where she lived with actor Barry Morse
Created by: Kieran Smith
Record added: Oct 06, 2002
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