Jill Angela Henriette Balcon (1925 - 2009)

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
Occupation: English actress of film and radio
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About Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

She was an English actress of film and radio. She made her film debut in Nicholas Nickleby (1947), though she was best known for her stage, television and radio work.

The daughter of Michael Balcon and Aileen Freda Leatherman (1904–1988), she was born in Westminster, London of Baltic Jewish descent, and educated at Roedean.

In 1951, she married the Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis was 21 years her senior and was married when they started their relationship. He was dividing his time between his mistress Rosamond Lehmann in Oxfordshire, and his wife, Mary Day-Lewis, and their two teenage sons, in Devon. Day-Lewis broke with both his wife and his mistress to be with Balcon for the remainder of his life (although he was not faithful to her during their marriage). Cecil Day-Lewis and Jill Balcon had two children: two-time Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker/television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis.

Balcon died of a brain tumour.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Balcon -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Balcon

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Jill Angela Henriette Balcon's Timeline

1925
January 3, 1925
London, England
1951
1951
Age 25
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1957
April 29, 1957
Age 32
Greenwich, Greater London, UK
2009
July 18, 2009
Age 84
Petersfield, Hampshire, UK