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Old 23-07-2014, 18:46
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Sad to hear of the death of the multi talented Dora Bryan at the age of 91. She died in a Hove nursing home, her two sons were at her bedside.

When I was growing up in the late 1940's, early '50's Dora seemed to turn up in every other film that I saw.

Sometimes it was only a small part, but she always brightened up any mediocre film like Street Corner, a film about Policewomen. Dora played a Tart and was very indignant when she was brought into the station. "I'm not being picked up by coppers in skirts, it's bad for business!"

She reached her peak in 1960 when she starred in the film version of the famous play, A Taste of Honey, which won her a BAFTA as Best Film Actress. I was fortunate enough to see her on stage in a review, and she was hilarious.

RIP Dora, and thanks for the laughs!
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Old 24-07-2014, 05:03
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There is already a thread in Showbiz on this Walter. Sad news indeed.
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Old 24-07-2014, 07:21
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Sad to hear of the death of the multi talented Dora Bryan at the age of 91. She died in a Hove nursing home, her two sons were at her bedside.

When I was growing up in the late 1940's, early '50's Dora seemed to turn up in every other film that I saw.

Sometimes it was only a small part, but she always brightened up any mediocre film like Street Corner, a film about Policewomen. Dora played a Tart and was very indignant when she was brought into the station. "I'm not being picked up by coppers in skirts, it's bad for business!"

She reached her peak in 1960 when she starred in the film version of the famous play, A Taste of Honey, which won her a BAFTA as Best Film Actress. I was fortunate enough to see her on stage in a review, and she was hilarious.

RIP Dora, and thanks for the laughs!


Well said.


I remember Dora in a small role in 'The Blue Lamp', she was hilarious. She popped up in so many films from that era and was good in every one.

She also did a couple of things for Victoria Wood which really suited her style.

Thanks Dora and God Bless you.
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Old 24-07-2014, 08:22
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There is already a thread in Showbiz on this Walter. Sad news indeed.
Yes, I know, but I thought that Dora deserved a mention in here as well. Although she was mainly seen on TV in her later years, she was a regular face on the big screen during the 1940's, '50's, and '60's, films appearing in nearly sixty films
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Old 24-07-2014, 09:25
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Aw bless her. I don't read the showbiz forum so thanks for putting a thread here OP
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Old 24-07-2014, 15:23
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Oh, I loved her. I remember her in A Taste of Honey, The Cure for Love, The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, Carry On Sergeant and a couple of other films with affection.

I did get her first name wrong frequently, though. I for some reason thought her name was Hermione so I constantly referred her as Hermione Bryan. I probably was thinking of Hermione Gingold? I don't know.
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Old 24-07-2014, 18:31
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Oh, I loved her. I remember her in A Taste of Honey, The Cure for Love, The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, Carry On Sergeant and a couple of other films with affection.

I did get her first name wrong frequently, though. I for some reason thought her name was Hermione so I constantly referred her as Hermione Bryan. I probably was thinking of Hermione Gingold? I don't know.
You may also have confused her with Hermione Baddeley, they appeared in at least two films together, No Room at the Inn, and Time Gentlemen Please.
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Old 24-07-2014, 20:48
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You may also have confused her with Hermione Baddeley, they appeared in at least two films together, No Room at the Inn, and Time Gentlemen Please.
Oh, that makes sense. They looked alike when they were younger, too. Well done for solving the mystery.
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Old 24-07-2014, 22:10
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Oh, that makes sense. They looked alike when they were younger, too. Well done for solving the mystery.
Glad to be of help!
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Old 25-07-2014, 05:55
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She seemed to appear in a lot of films during 50's and 60's .
Sad to hear of her passing.
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Old 28-08-2014, 18:08
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Morrissey shares his thoughts on Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall and Dora Bryan (all of whom he met) on his True to You website.
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