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Eleanor A Summerfield

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 13, 2001 (80)
London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of _ Summerfield
Wife of Leonard Sachs
Mother of Robin Sachs and <private> Sachs

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Eleanor A Summerfield

Eleanor Summerfield

Known for her small yet earthy Brit portrayals on film, Eleanor Summerfield was born in London on March 7, 1921, initially trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1937). The hard-looking, blue-eyed blonde began in films in 1947 but created some waves first on stage opposite Cicely Courtneidge in "Her Excellency" at the London Hippodrome in 1949. She followed that with a top role in a rather mediocre musical entitled "Golden City." Musicals would be a strong suit for her in the ensuing years including a more glamorous role in "When in Rome" (1959) alongside June Laverick. Eleanor made her last West End musical in 1974 in a show based on the cartoon character of Osbert Lancaster. A popular radio actress and a regular on BBC Radio Four panel show "Many a Slip," she positively shined on TV in a number of comedy series as she entered her matronly years. She had the difficult task of replacing Dora Bryan in the established program "Our Dora" when Ms. Bryan abruptly left the series after the sudden death of her first child. Now retitled "My Wife's Sister" (1956), the show, and Eleanor, succeeded quite well. During her five-decade career, she added bite to a number of films, often raucous comedies, including Laughter in Paradise (1951), Isn't Life Wonderful! (1954), Dentist in the Chair (1960), On the Fiddle (1961) and _Some Will, Some Won't (1969)_, which was a remake of the earlier film Laughter in Paradise (1951). Long married to actor Leonard Sachs in 1947, they produced two sons; one son, Robin Sachs, became an actor in his own right. Her husband died in 1990 and Eleanor followed him a decade later on July 13, 2001, in London. She was 80.

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Eleanor A Summerfield's Timeline

March 7, 1921
London, England, United Kingdom
February 5, 1951
Age 29
July 13, 2001
Age 80
London, England, United Kingdom