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Joan Hickson
Birth: Aug. 5, 1906
Kingsthorpe
Northampton Borough
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Oct. 17, 1998
Colchester
Colchester Borough
Essex, England

Actress. Kingsthorpe born Joan Hickson began her stage career with a provincial theater in 1927 appearing in a series of West End comedies, portraying mostly the role of a confused or eccentric middle-age woman. Appearing at the Regent's Park Open Air Theater during the Second World War, her first screen role was in the 1934 movie "Trouble in Store". With over eighty over movie roles to her credit, including, Hickson remains mostly remembered for her 'Miss Marple' roles, with her first link to Agatha Christie's fictional character going back to 1946, when her 'Miss Pryce' impersonation on the stage in "Appointment with Death" led Christie to write her: "I hope you will play my dear Miss Marple". Playing the housekeeper in the 1961 Marple film "Murder, She Said", based on Christie's novel "4.50 From Paddington", at seventy eight years of age, Hickson was finally chosen to play the role for which she remains best remembered, appearing in a television series that was to run for eight years, ending only when she insisted on retiring at the age of eight six. A resident of Rose Lane, Wivenhoe, along the River Colne, forty three miles from London in Essex for forty years, Hickson was married to a neurologist by whom she had two children. Awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987, a stroke brought her end at the Colchester General Hospital at the venerable age of ninety two. Her grave inscription lists her under her married name, Joan Bogle Butler. (bio by: Eman Bonnici) 

Cause of death: Natural causes
 
Burial:
Sidbury Graveyard
Sidbury
East Devon District
Devon, England
 
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Record added: Nov 24, 2002
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