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Sonia Dresdel

Sonia Dresdel (5 May 1909 - 18 January 1976) was an English actress, whose career ran between the 1940s and 1970s. She was born Lois Obee in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England and was educated at Aberdeen High School for Girls. Her leading role in the 1947 film While I Live gained her a great deal of acclaim. In the film she plays Julia Trevelyan, a spinster living in a lonely cliff top house in Cornwall and haunted by the death of her sister 25 years earlier. Her most noted role was that of "Mrs. Baines" in the 1948 film version of Graham Greene's The Fallen Idol, which starred Ralph Richardson and Michèle Morgan. The film received Academy Awards nominations for Best Director (Sir Carol Reed) and Best Screenplay. She died of undisclosed causes, aged 66.

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May 5, 1909 In Hornsea, Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The World Owes Me a Living 1945-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Lizzie Dripping 1973-03-13
Known For
Poster of Lizzie Dripping
Poster of Lady Caroline Lamb
Poster of Mystery and Imagination
Poster of The Fallen Idol
Series Lizzie Dripping The Witch 1973-03-13
Series The Strauss Family Unknown 1972-11-07
Movie Lady Caroline Lamb Lady Pont 1972-11-22
Series Mystery and Imagination Unknown 1966-01-29
Movie The Break Sarah 1963-01-01
Series Mystery of Edwin Drood Unknown 1960-09-28
Movie The Trials of Oscar Wilde Lady Wilde 1960-05-01
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Movie Now and Forever Miss Fox 1956-09-10
Movie The Third Visitor Steffy Millington 1951-01-01
Movie The Clouded Yellow Jess Fenton 1950-11-21
Movie The Fallen Idol Mrs. Baines 1948-09-30
Movie This Was a Woman Sylvia Russell 1948-01-27
Movie While I Live Julia Trevelyan 1947-10-07
Movie The World Owes Me a Living Eve Heathley 1945-01-01