79 (passed away Aug. 19th, 1986)
Nov. 13th, 1906
Broseley, Shropshire, England, UK.
Hermione Baddeley's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1982 - The Secret of NIMH
1974 - The Black Windmill
1970 - The Aristocats
1967 - The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
1967 - The Happiest Millionaire
1965 - Do Not Disturb
1964 - Mary Poppins
1964 - The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1960 - Midnight Lace
1959 - Room at the Top
1954 - The Belles of St. Trinian's
1953 - Cosh Boy
1951 - Tom Brown's Schooldays
1950 - The Woman in Question
1949 - Passport to Pimlico
1947 - It Always Rains on Sunday
1947 - Brighton Rock
Guest TV Roles
Mrs. Nell Naugatuck
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- Had a long, involved relationship with actor 'Laurence Harvey (I)' (qv). They appeared together in the film _Room at the Top (1959)_ (qv) and she received an Oscar nomination as "Best Supporting Actress" nomination for her portrayal of 'Simone Signoret' (qv)'s best friend, music teacher Elspeth. With under three minutes of screen time, her role had the shortest amount of screen time ever to be nominated.
- Best known in the States for her bawdy housekeeper Mrs. Naugatuck on the feminist comedy _"Maude" (1972)_ (qv).
- Was descended from British revolutionary war general Sir Henry Clinton.
- George Bernard Shaw reportedly so enjoyed her performance in his play, "Heartbreak House", that he suggested she change her surname from Baddeley to Goodeley.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore."
- Mother of actress/poet 'Pauline Tennant' (qv) and David Edward Wyndham Tennant.
- Second husband, Major J.H. Willis, was Commander of the U.S.S. Henrico from November 1943 to May 1945. He was decorated at one point with the award of Military Cross.
- Autobiography 1984 "The Unsinkable Hermione Baddeley"
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