Mary Hinton (actress)

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Mary Hinton
Emily Rachel Forster

17 February 1896
Died5 February 1979 (aged 82)
Years active1934–1968 (film & TV)
Spouse(s) George Pitt-Rivers (1915-1930; divorced)
Children Michael Pitt-Rivers
Julian Pitt-Rivers
Parent(s) Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster
Rachel Cecily Douglas-Scott-Montagu

Mary Hinton (1896–1979) was a British stage, film and television actress. [1] [2] She was born as Emily Rachel Forster to the politician Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster and the Honourable Rachel Cecily Douglas-Scott-Montagu, daughter of Henry Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. She was a great-granddaughter of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch. Hinton became a regular British character actor for several decades. In the West End she appeared in Wilfrid Grantham's Mary Tudor (1935), Rose Franken's Claudia (1942) and Lesley Storm's Great Day (1945).


She was married to George Pitt-Rivers from 1915 to 1930 and had two sons Michael Pitt-Rivers and Julian Pitt-Rivers.

Selected filmography




She was a keen yachtswoman [3] , owning the cutter Foxhound, and participating in the 1956 Newport Bermuda Race, as the only lady skipper. [4]

She was the first female Flag Officer of the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

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