Wendy Hiller an Academy Award Winning Actress

Wendy Hiller (August 15 1912 – May 14, 2003) was an English film and stage actress who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years. Hiller won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1959 for the film “Separate Tables” (1958) for her role as a lonely hotel manageress and mistress of Burt Lancaster. She starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film “Pygmalion” (1938) with Leslie Howard as Professor Higgins, a performance which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination. Hiller received her third Oscar nomination for her performance as the simple, unrefined, but dignified Lady Alice More, opposite Paul Scofield as Thomas More, in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966). She received a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the domineering, possessive mother in “Sons and Lovers” (1960). Wendy Hiller’s other movies of note include “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943), “I Know Where I’m Going!” (1945), “Outcast of the Islands” (1952), “Something of Value” (1957), “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), and “Voyage of the Damned” (1976).

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003)

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE
(August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003)

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller an English film and stage actress whose career spanned nearly sixty years.

Wendy Hiller an English film and stage actress whose career spanned nearly sixty years.

Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey in "I Know Where I'm Going" (1945)

Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey in “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945)

Wendy Hiller with David Niven in "Separate Tables" (1958). Hiller won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

Wendy Hiller with David Niven in “Separate Tables” (1958). Hiller won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

Wendy Hiller with Leslie Howard in "Pygmalion" (1938). A role which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination.

Wendy Hiller with Leslie Howard in “Pygmalion” (1938).
A role which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination.

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