Queenie Leonard

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Queenie Leonard
Queenie Leonard in And Then There Were None (1945).jpg
Leonard in And Then There Were None (1945)
Born
Pearl Walker

(1905-02-18)18 February 1905
Died17 January 2002(2002-01-17) (aged 96)
Resting place Westwood Memorial Park
OccupationActress
Years active19211968
Spouse(s)
(m. 1936;div. 1947)

(m. 1958;div. 1963)

Queenie Leonard (born Pearl Walker; 18 February 1905 – 17 January 2002) was a British actress. She was the last surviving cast member of And Then There Were None (1945) until her death in 2002.

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Biography

She was born as Pearl Walker in Manchester, Lancashire, England in 1905 and began performing on stage with her father when she was 14 years old. [1] She debuted on film in 1931. She had already amassed 20 years of stage and screen experience when, in 1941, she made the first of more than 30 Hollywood films. She also appeared in cabaret in Britain and in the United States, starred in a one-woman show, acted in television sitcoms, and provided voices for Disney animated films. She retired in 1966. Her last appearance was in 20th Century Fox's Doctor Dolittle .

Leonard was married to film designer Lawrence P. Williams from 1936 to 1947,[ citation needed ] and to actor Tom Conway [2] from 1958 to 1963. Both unions were childless and ended in divorce.

Leonard was legally blind for part of her life. [1]

On 17 January 2002, Leonard died of natural causes at her apartment in West Los Angeles, one month before her 97th birthday. She is buried in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles in the burial plot called the "Garden of Roses". She was the last surviving cast member of And Then There Were None (1945).[ when? ]

Complete filmography

YearTitleRolesNotes
1931Who Killed Doc Robin?Amy AndersonShort
1934 Romance in Rhythm Skye Gunderson
1936 Skylarks Maggie Hicks
1937 Moonlight Sonata Margit
1937 The Show Goes On Lilith Henderson
1937 Limelight Queenie
1937Dick Whittington and His CatDick WhittingtonTV movie
1937 Millions Lilian
1938Have You Brought Your Music?MishinaTV movie
1938They're Off!Diana TurriotTV movie
1938On the SpotMinn LeeTV movie
1938 Kate Plus Ten Ellen Pamplemousse
1938King of the CongoRuthTV movie
1938Pest PilotLady AprilTV movie
1939More Fun and Games!Tuesday XTV movie
1941 Ladies in Retirement Sister Agatha
1941 Confirm or Deny Daisy, Consolidated Press Switchboard Operator
1942 This Above All Violet Worthing
1942 Eagle Squadron Bridget – Lancashire blonde
1943 Forever and a Day Maidas Oueenie Leonard
1943 Thumbs Up Janie Brooke
1944 The Lodger Daisy – the Maid
1944 The Uninvited Mrs. TaylorUncredited
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay MaidUncredited
1945 Tonight and Every Night Cockney WomanUncredited
1945 Molly and Me Lily
1945 And Then There Were None Mrs. Rogers
1945 My Name Is Julia Ross AliceUncredited
1946 Cluny Brown WellerUncredited
1946 The Locket Woman Singer
1947 Life With Father Maggie
1947 The Lone Wolf in London Lily
1948 The Black Arrow Serving WomanUncredited
1948 Homecoming NurseUncredited
1948 Hills of Home Mrs. MacFadyenUncredited
1949 My Own True Love Minor RoleUncredited
1949 The Secret of St. Ives MaidUncredited
1950 A Life of Her Own Hotel MatronUncredited
1951 Lorna Doone GweenyUncredited
1951 Kind Lady Bit RoleUncredited
1951 Alice in Wonderland A Bird in a Tree/Snooty FlowerVoice
1951 Thunder on the Hill Mrs. Smithson
1951 Thunder in the East Miss HugginsUncredited
1952 The Narrow Margin Mrs. Troll
1952 Les Misérables Valjean's MaidUncredited
1952 Million Dollar Mermaid Mrs. Graves, John's MotherUncredited
1953 Latin Lovers RufinaScenes cut
1954 Ring of Fear Tillie / Fortune-TellerUncredited
1955 The King's Thief Apothecary's Wife
1956 Gaby Canteen WorkerUncredited
1956 23 Paces to Baker Street Miss Elsie SchuylerUncredited
1956 D-Day the Sixth of June Corporal on TrainUncredited
1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals Nurse
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians PrincessVoice
1962 The Notorious Landlady WomanUncredited
1962 Hatari! NurseScenes cut
1963 The Prize Miss FawleyUncredited
1964 What a Way to Go! Lady KensingtonUncredited
1964 Mary Poppins DepositorUncredited
1964 My Fair Lady Cockney BystanderUncredited
1967 Doctor Dolittle Courtroom SpectatorUncredited
1968 Star! Grand DamUncredited

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References

  1. 1 2 Oliver, Myrna (29 January 2002). "Queenie Leonard, 96; Cabaret Singer Appeared in Films". The Los Angeles Times. p. 9. Retrieved 13 October 2020 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "Tom Conway Dies; Actor, 63, Starred As Falcon in Films". The New York Times. Associated Press. 25 April 1967. p. 4. ProQuest   117685184 . Retrieved 13 October 2020 via ProQuest.