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Actress

Margaret Leighton, British actress. Member Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1938, Old Vic Company, 1944-1947.

Background

Leighton, Margaret was born on February 26, 1922 in Worcestershire, England. Daughter of A. George and Doris Isabel (Evans) Leighton.

Education

Educated Church of England College, Birmingham.

Career

Member Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1938, Old Vic Company, 1944-1947. Plays in London inculde A Sleeping Clergyman, 1947, Philadelphia Story, 1949, The Cocktail Party 1950, The Three Sisters, 1950, Confidential Clerk, 1953, The Applecart, 1953, Separate Tables, 1954, Variation on a Theme, 1958, The Wrong Side of the Park, 1960, The Lady From the Sea, 1961. Plays in New York City include Did Vic Performances, 1946, Separate Tables, 1956, Much Ado About Nothing, 1959, The Night of the Iguana, 1962, Tchin-Tchin, 1962-1963, The Chinese Prime Minister, 1964, Slapstick Tragedies, 1965.

Appeared Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1952. Numerous film and television appearances. Home: Chichester, England.

Membership

Member Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1938, Old Vic Company, 1944-1947.

Connections

Married Max Reinhardt, August 1947 (dissolved 1954). Married second, Laurence Harvey, August 8, 1957 (dissolved 1961).

father:
A. George Leighton

mother:
Doris Isabel (Evans) Leighton

spouses:
Max Reinhardt

Laurence Harvey