Dame Margaret Rutherford

Dame Margaret Rutherford

Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Death 22 May 1972 (aged 80)
Chalfont St Peter, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire, England
Cenotaph Covent Garden, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Plot Memorial Plate in St. Paul's Church Covent Garden. Buriel Plot St. James's Chgurch, Gerrards Cross.
Memorial ID 6141263 · View Source
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Actress. Despite having an acting career that lasted from 1936 to 1967 and encompassed roles in the theater and in motion pictures, she is best remembered for her performances late in her career as ‘Miss Marple’, the fictional elderly amateur detective created by crime-novelist Agatha Christie. The character had been popular since 1930, but it wasn’t until Dame Rutherford’s portrayal in 1961’s “Murder, Sher Said” that she first appeared in films. Margaret Rutherford had appeared in twelve movie roles prior to her appearance in 1945’s “Blithe Spirit” as ‘Madame Arcati’ that established her as an actress. In the 1950s she starred in a number of successful comedies before assuming the ‘Miss Marple’ role, which she appeared as in five movies. In 1963 her performance as ‘The Duchess of Brighton” in motion picture director Anthony Asquith’s “The V.I.P.S” won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was appointed first as as Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1961, then as a Dame Commander in 1967.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dame Margaret Rutherford (11 May 1892–22 May 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6141263, citing St. Paul's Churchyard, Covent Garden, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .