Lesley Storm was the pen-name of Mabel Cowie (1898–1975), also known by her married name of Mabel Clark.
She was a Scottish writer, who wrote a number of plays, some of which were filmed. Black Chiffon and Roar Like a Dove were major hits. She also wrote several screenplays, including The Heart of the Matter (1953), based on the novel by Graham Greene, and The Spanish Gardener , based on the 1950 novel of the same name by A.J. Cronin.
The Scottish people or Scots, are a nation and Celtic ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century. Later, the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation.
Black Chiffon is a play in two acts written by Lesley Storm. Starring Flora Robson, the play premiered at the Westminster Theatre in London's West End on 3 May 1949, running for over 400 performances. The play debuted on Broadway on 27 September 1950 and ran until 13 January 1951, totalling 109 performances. That production starred Janet Barrow (Nannie), Richard Gale, Patricia Hicks (Louise), Raymond Huntley, Anthony Ireland, Patricia Marmont (Thea), and Flora Robson, and was produced by John Wildberg.
The Heart of the Matter is a 1953 British film based on the 1948 book of the same name by Graham Greene. It was directed by George More O'Ferrall for London Films. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.
She wrote some novels, the best known was Lady, What of Life? (Cassell, 1928). It depicted London social life in transition from Victorian to modern times.
Eden Phillpotts was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in Mount Abu, India, was educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer.
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Mabel Constanduros, birth name Mabel Tilling, was an English actress and screenwriter. She gained public notice playing Mrs.Buggins on the radio programme The Buggins Family, which ran from 1928 to 1948. As well as writing the series, she started off playing the whole family as well. She trained under Elsie Fogerty at the Central School of Speech Training, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London, making her stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1929. She subsequently played a variety of roles in London and on tour, including Anne of Cleves in The Rose Without a Thorn at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1933. Constanduros became a radio celebrity after broadcasting her own sketches in 1925. She also wrote novels, short stories, and co-wrote 29 Acacia Avenue with her nephew Denis Constanduros. After World War II, she played Earthy Mangold in the popular Worzel Gummidge radio serial on the BBC Children's Hour.
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Wilson Collison was a prolific author and playwright.
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