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Margaret Rutherford, British actress. Decorated Order British Empire, 1961; Medal Ingenio et Arte, King of Denmark; recipient Academy award for best supporting actress of 1963 for The Very Important Person’s; named best supporting actress Foreign Press Association. Member English-Speaking Union.


Rutherford, Margaret was born on May 11, 1892 in London, England. Daughter of William Rutherford and Florence (Nicholson) Benn.


First stage appearance Old Vic, 1925. Appeared numerous plays West End theatres, 1933-1972. Performed Importance of Being Ernest, Dublin, 1957.

On tour Australia for Elizabethan Theatre, in Time Remembered, also Happiest Days of Your Life, 1957-1958. Performed in Farewell, Farewell, Eugene, Garrick Theatre, London, New York City, 1959-1960. Appeared Manoel Theatre, Malta, 1961, Haymarket Theatre, 1962, 67, The Saville Theatre, London, 1965.

Appeared in numerous pictures, the latest being Very Important Person, Murder at the Gallop, On the Double, Murder She Said, Chimes at Midnight, Murder Ahoy, The Countess from Hong Kong, Arabella, 1967. Television productions, including Day After Tomorrow, Two Wise Virgins from Hove, 1961. Television in The Kidnapping of Mary Smith, 1963.

Poetry readings various theatres London, Malta, Croydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Coventry Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall.


Press Association Mem.


Member English-Speaking Union.


Married J. B. Stringer Davis, March 26, 1945.

William Rutherford Benn

Florence (Nicholson) Benn

J. B. Stringer Davis