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Martita Hunt

Martita Hunt (January 30, 1900 - June 13, 1969) was a theater and film actress. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to British parents, Hunt spent the first ten years of her life in Argentina, before her parents returned to England. She began her acting career in Liverpool before moving to London where she appeared frequently with the Old Vic.

She appeared in British films for more than twenty years before she achieved her greatest success in middle age. The Wicked Lady (1945) was an international success, but it was her next film role, as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (1946) that brought her renown as a film actress.

From this time she divided her time between British and Hollywood films. Some of her other films include Anna Karenina (1948), The Fan (1949), Anastasia (1956), The Admirable Crichton (1957) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964).

In addition to her films, she continued to work as a theater actress, winning a Tony Award in 1949 for The Madwoman of Chaillot.

She died in London, England.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Martita Hunt Facts

BirthdayJanuary 30, 1900
BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of deathJune 13, 1969 (age 69)
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Martita Hunt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection
The Hammer Horror Series
Brides of Dracula
The Story of Robin Hood
Great Expectations
Hammer Horror Series
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