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Sally Gray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Constance Vera Browne, Baroness Oranmore and Browne (14 February 1916 – 24 September 2006), commonly known as Sally Gray, was an English movie actress of the 1930s and 1940s. Born Constance Vera Stevens in Holloway, London, Gray trained at Fay Compton’s School of Dramatic Art and became well established in the theatre before embarking on a series of light comedies, musicals and thrillers in the 1930s. Gray began in films in her teens with a bit part in School for Scandal (1930) and returned in 1935, making nearly twenty films, culminating in her sensitive role in Brian Desmond Hurst’s romantic melodrama Dangerous Moonlight (1941). She was off the screen for several years owing to an alleged nervous breakdown and then returned in 1946 to make her strongest bid for stardom. This latter involved a series of melodramas. They include the hospital thriller Green for Danger (1946), Carnival (1946), and The Mark of Cain (1948). She made two films that, in different ways, capture some of the essence of postwar Britain: Alberto Cavalcanti's They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) (as a gangster's moll) and the stagebound Silent Dust (1948). She also appeared in Edward Dmytryk's film noir piece Obsession (1949), in which she plays Robert Newton’s faithless wife. Her final film was the spy yarn Escape Route (1952). RKO Executives, impressed with Gray, authorized producer William Sistrom to offer her a long-term contract if she would move to the United States. John Paddy Carstairs, director of The Saint in London, also thought she could be a star. However, she declined the offer and instead retired in 1952 after secretly marrying Dominick Browne, 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne and lived in County Mayo, Ireland. In the early 1960s, they returned to England and settled in a flat in Eaton Place, Belgravia, in London. They had no children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sally Gray, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 14, 1916 In Holloway, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie The School for Scandal 1930-09-05
Latest Project:
Series The Really Useful Show 1996-10-14
Known For
Poster of Green for Danger
Poster of Me and My Girl
Poster of Checkmate
Poster of The School for Scandal
Filmography
Series The Really Useful Show Unknown 1996-10-14
Movie Escape Route Joan Miller 1952-12-01
Movie Silent Dust Angela Rawley 1949-02-01
Movie The Hidden Room Storm Riordan 1949-08-03
Movie The Mark of Cain Sarah Bonheur 1947-03-14
Movie They Made Me a Fugitive Sally Connor 1947-06-24
Movie Carnival Jenny Pearl 1946-12-02
Movie Green for Danger Nurse Freddi Linley 1946-12-07
Movie Dangerous Moonlight Carol Peters Radetzky 1941-06-26
Movie The Saint's Vacation Mary Langdon 1941-05-09
Movie A Window in London Vivian Zoltini 1940-06-15
Movie Olympic Honeymoon Miss America 1940-06-21
Movie Me and My Girl Sally 1939-04-03
Movie The Saint in London Penny Parker 1939-06-30
Movie Q Planes Minor Role 1939-06-20
Movie Mr. Reeder in Room 13 Claire Kent 1938-02-01
Movie Hold My Hand Helen Milchester 1938-08-01
Movie Over She Goes Kitty 1937-08-16
Movie Saturday Night Revue Mary Dorland 1937-10-01
Movie Cheer Up Sally Gray 1936-02-01
Movie Calling the Tune Margaret Gordon 1936-06-30
Movie The Dictator Minor Role 1935-02-07
Movie Cross Currents Sally Croker 1935-07-01
Movie Checkmate Jean Nicholls 1935-09-26
Movie The School for Scandal Unknown 1930-09-05