Waveney Hare Bicker-Caarten (1902-1990) was an English playwright writing under the name of Waveney Carten in collaboration with her sister, Audrey Carten.
Waveney Hare Bicker-Caarten was born in 1902 into a middle-class family in Blomfield Road, Maida Vale, London, the daughter of Catherine and Edwin Hare Bicker-Caarten.Among her siblings: Audrey Carten (1900-1977) and Kenneth Bicker Caarten (1911-1980).
Audrey Hare Bicker-Caarten (1900-1977) was an actress and playwright working under the name of Audrey Carten.
Kenneth Hare Bicker-Caarten was an English actor who worked under the name Kenneth Carten.
At the end of the 1920s Waveney and her sister Audrey wrote a number of successful playssuch as Happy Families (1929) (cowritten also with Jane Ross, produced by Gerald du Maurier), Change of Heart (1929) (produced by Du Maurier), Fame (1929), Q, Late One Evening, Gay Love, Destination Unknown, Strawberry Leaves and two adaptations, Mademoiselle and My Crime. Beginning of the 1930s, Audrey Carten continued to write alone.
In 1932 Waveney Carten married Vladimir Provatoroff.
Marie Josephine Hull was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her better known roles to film. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Harvey (1950), a role she originally played on the Broadway stage. She was sometimes credited as Josephine Sherwood.
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