Wendy Hiller

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

Roles (5)

The Aspern Papers Playbill - Feb 1962 The Aspern Papers (1962)
Opened Feb 7, 1962
  • as Miss Tina (Original)
Production Placeholder Flowering Cherry (1959)
Opened Oct 21, 1959
  • as Isobel Cherry (Original)
Production Placeholder A Moon for the Misbegotten (1957)
Opened May 2, 1957
  • as Josie Hogan (Original)
The Heiress Playbill - Sept 1947 The Heiress (1947)
Opened Sep 29, 1947
  • as Catherine Sloper (Original)
The Heiress - Opening Night
Love on the Dole Playbill - March 1936 Love on the Dole (1936)
Opened Feb 24, 1936
  • as Sally Hardcastle (Original)


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