Margaret Leighton

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Margaret Leighton

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Birthplace: Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 13, 1976 (53)
Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom (Multiple sclerosis)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Leighton and Doris Leighton
Wife of Michael Charles Gauntlet Wilding
Ex-wife of Max Reinhardt and Laurence Harvey

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Margaret Leighton

Margaret Leighton, CBE (26 February 1922 – 13 January 1976) was an English actress, active on stage and television, and in film.[1] Her film appearances included (her first credited debut feature) in Anatole de Grunwald's The Winslow Boy (1948). For The Go-Between (1971), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Leighton began her career on stage in 1938, before joining the Old Vic and making her Broadway debut in 1946. A four-time Tony Award nominee, she twice won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play: for the original Broadway productions of Separate Tables (1957) and The Night of the Iguana (1962). She also won an Emmy Award for a 1970 television version of Hamlet.

British actress: She was married to Michael Wilding from 1964 until her death of multiple sclerosis. She was married and divorced to Laurence Harvey (1957-1961) and Max Reinhardt (1947-1955). Her house still exists in Batchmere near Chichester and is called Ivy Cottage.

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Margaret Leighton's Timeline

1922
February 26, 1922
Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
1976
January 13, 1976
Age 53
Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom