Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller, the British actress who brought Bernard Shaw's Eliza Doolittle and Barbara Undershaft to life in film versions of Pygmalion and Major Barbara during Shaw's lifetime, died May 14, 2003, at the age of 90. In a long career that included new works and classics, Dame Wendy Hiller played theatres in the West End and on Broadway, and appeared in a number of popular and critically-acclaimed films. She won the Academy Award in 1958 for playing Miss Cooper in "Separate Tables." In 1957, she was Tony Award-nominated on Broadway for her work as blowsy Josie Hogan in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten.

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  • Also known as: Dame Wendy Hiller
  • Born: Aug 15, 1912 in Stockport, England
  • Death: May 14, 2003 in Beaconsfield, England

Awards

Tony Award
1958 Actress in a Play A Moon for the Misbegotten Nominee