Jill Bennett

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Jill Bennett

Birth
Malaysia
Death 4 Oct 1990 (aged 58)
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in the River Thames, London
Memorial ID 157409135 · View Source
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Actress. Born Nora Noel Jill Bennett in Penang to British parents, she relocated to England and trained at Amersham Repertory in Guilford, and at prestigious drama school RADA; making her stage debut in 1949 at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford upon Avon. Her feature film debut was alongside Rex Harrison in the 1951 movie 'The Long Dark Hall'. She went on to appear in a variety of films, including 'The Nanny' (1965), 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' (1968) and 'Julius Caesar' (1970), making the occasional foray into television. She married twice, most notably to playwright John Osborne in 1968. Their 1978 divorce ended non-amicably and without producing any children. After suffering from many years of depression apparently abetted by her marriage to Osborne, she committed suicide by taking an overdose of barbituates. She was aged 58 years.

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  • Originally Created by: JPI
  • Added: 24 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157409135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jill Bennett (24 Dec 1931–4 Oct 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157409135, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in the River Thames, London.