Joyce Barbour

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Joyce Barbour
Actress Joyce Barbour.jpg
Born(1901-03-27)27 March 1901
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died16 March 1977(1977-03-16) (aged 75)
Northwood, Middlesex, England
OccupationFilm and Stage Actress
Spouse(s) Richard Bird

Joyce Barbour (19011977) was an English actress. [1] She was the wife of the actor Richard Bird. [2]


Barbour was born in Birmingham on 27 March 1901 the daughter of Horace and Miriam Barbour, her father was an assurance clerk and later a hotel manager. She made her first stage appearance in Birmingham as a pantomime fairy in 1914. [3] She first appeared on the London stage in 1925 at the Gaiety Theatre in the chorus. [3]

Her theatre work included the original productions of Rodgers and Hart's Present Arms (1928), and Spring is Here (1929) on Broadway; and the musical Ever Green (1930) in London's West End. [4] [5] She also played in the original production of Noël Coward's Words and Music at the Adelphi Theatre, London, in 1932. [6] In 1950 she appeared in Esther McCracken's Cry Liberty .

Barbour married actor Richard Bird in 1931 in London. [7] She died on 16 March 1977 in Hospital at Northwood, Middlesex, aged 75. [3]

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  2. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN   9781526111975 via Google Books.
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  5. "Production of Ever Green - Theatricalia".
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