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Encyclopedia > Cicely Courtneidge
Cicely Courtneidge, 1930.
Cicely Courtneidge, 1930.

Dame Cicely Courtneidge DBE (1 April 189326 April 1980), born Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge, was an English actress and comedian. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ...

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Biography

Courtneidge was born in Sydney, Australia. She was the daughter of the Scottish producer Robert Courtneidge and granddaughter of Covent Garden opera singer Cicely Nott. Her mother was also an actress, and her three sisters were actresses, one of whom was Ada Blanche. Her first professional appearance was in her father's production, The Arcadians (1911), and later The Pearl Girl (1913), both at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... Robert Courtneidge (June 29, 1859 – April 6, 1939), was a British theatrical manager-producer and playwright. ... The Arcadians is a musical in three acts by Mark Ambient and Alexander M. Thompson, lyrics by Arthur Wimperis, with music by Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot. ... The Original Shaftesbury Theatre was opened in October 1888 and destroyed by a bomb in April 1941. ...


She starred in slapstick comedies like Falling For You (1933) and Soldiers of the King (1934), and she performed regularly on stage in the United Kingdom. She also gave performances in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1930s. She made many appearances in film, including in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965). After a long career devoted entirely to comedy roles and revue sketches, she gave a touching dramatic performance in the film The L-Shaped Room as an elderly lesbian, wistfully recalling her career as a music-hall performer. Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... 1963 Replica of the Bristol Boxkite, now hanging in the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. ... The L-Shaped Room is a 1962 film, directed by Bryan Forbes, which tells the story of a young French woman, unmarried and pregnant, who moves into a London apartment building, befriending a young man in the building. ...


She was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1951, and raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in 1972. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


She married comedian Jack Hulbert in 1916, and they were married for 62 years, until his death. Jack Hulbert (24 April 1892 - 25 March 1978) was a British actor. ...


She died aged 87 in 1980 in the UK.


Theatre

Original postcard advertising "The Arcadians," 1909.

Courtneidge appeared in the following works on stage: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

  • Once More With Music - Theatre Royal Brighton - with Jack Hulbert - October 1976
  • Breath of Spring - Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, UK - with Jack Hulbert - May 1974
  • The Hollow - Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, UK - with Jack Hulbert - 1973
  • Move Over Mrs. Markham - Vaudeville Theatre, London - 17th March 1971
  • The Hollow - Theatre Royal, Brighton - with Jack Hulbert - 1970
  • Dear Octopus - Piccadilly, 1967 - with Richard Todd, Joyce Carey, Ursula Howells, Jack Hulbert
  • The Bride Comes Back - Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton - Edward Petherbridge, Robertson Hare, Jack Hulbert - 1961
  • The Bride Comes Back - Vaudeville Theatre Royal - with Jack Hulbert - 1960
  • The Bride and the Bachelor - Duchess Theatre, London - 1956
  • Gay's The Word - Saville Theatre, London - 1952
  • Her Excellency - London Hippodrome, 1949
  • Under the Counter - (Jo Fox) - Phoenix Theatre, 1946
  • Under Your Hat - 1938
  • Folly To Be Wise - Liverpool Empire, August 24, 1932 - presented by Jack Hulbert, music by Vivian Ellis
  • Lido Lady - London, 1926 - written by Rogers & Hart, co-starring Jack Hulbert
  • The Pearl Girl - Shaftsbury Theatre, 1913
  • The Arcadians (Chrysea) - Shaftsbury Theatre, 1911

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Filmography

  • The Wrong Box - (Major Martha) - 1965
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines - (Colonel's Wife) - 1965
  • The L-Shaped Room - 1962
  • The Spider's Web - 1961 - with Jack Hulbert
  • Under Your Hat - 1940 - with Jack Hulbert
  • Everybody Dance - 1936
  • Things Are Looking Up - 1935
  • The Perfect Gentlemen - 1935
  • Soldiers of the King - 1933
  • Aunt Sally - 1933
  • The Ghost Train - 1931 - b&w, 72m - with Jack Hulbert
  • Elstree Calling - British International 1930 - co-starred Jack Hulbert.
  • On The Buses - 1969 (Television)

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Other live performances

Courtneidge appeared in the Royal Gala Performance at the Chichester Festival Theatre, June 1977 - celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee. The performance was called God Save The Queen! and had an all-star cast, including Ingrid Bergman, Wendy Hiller, Flora Robson, Diana Rigg, Penelope Keith, Sian Phillips, Keith Michell, Alfred Marks and Courtneidge. The performance was attended by Princess Alexandra. Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UKs flagship theatres with an international reputation for creating magical live performances. ... Elizabeth IIs Silver Jubilee and her domestic and international visits proved very popular with her subjects. ...   (pronounced in Swedish, but usually in English, IPA notation) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was a three-time Academy Award-winning and two-time Emmy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... Wendy Hiller in I Know Where Im Going! (1945) Dame Wendy Hiller (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ... Flora Robson (March 28, 1902 - July 7, 1984) was a British actress renowned as one of the great character players and one of Britains theatrical grandes dames. ... Dame (Enid) Diana (Elizabeth) Rigg, DBE, (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. ... Penelope Keith, OBE, (born Penelope Anne Constance Hatfield on 2 April 1940 in Sutton) is a British actress of stage and screen. ... Siân Phillips, CBE is a Welsh actress who was born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Betws, Carmarthenshire, Wales, on May 14, 1934. ... Keith Michell (born 1 December 1928) is an Australian actor. ... Alfred Edward Marks OBE (January 28, 1921, - July 1, 1996) was a comic actor and comedian. ... Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel; born 25 December 1936), is a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of George V. She was married to the late Sir Angus Ogilvy. ...


Discography

  • High Spirits - Original London Cast - 1964
  • Gay's The Word

Further Reading

  • Cecily - Autobiography. Published by Hutchinson, UK, 1953
  • The Little Woman's Always Right - by Jack Hulbert; W.H. Allen, London, 1975

Advertising

  • Gallaher Cigarette cards - #37 - Cicely Courtneidge and Frank Atkinson in Me and Marlborough
  • Ardath, Film Stage & Radio Stars 1935 - Cigarette card
  • W.D & H.O Wills's - #88 - Cigarette Card - Wills Famous Film Stars, 1934/35
  • Godfrey Phillips Cigarette Card - #16 - Stars of British Films Australian Issue -1934

External links

  • Cicely Courtneidge at the Internet Movie Database
  • Cicely Courtneidge & Jack Hulbert archive, University of Bristol Theatre Collection
  • Find-A-Grave profile for Cicely Courtneidge

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