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Googie Withers

Googie Withers

A veteran of numerous British films, since starting her screen career in the mid-1930's, Googie Withers returns to the screen with Shine. Born in India and educated in England, Withers made her stage debut in the West End in 1929 and subsequently played a number of lead roles before premiering on screen in 1934 in The Love Test. Other films include Accused, Crime Over London, Paradise For Two, Haunted Honeymoon, Bulldog Sees It Through, Jeannie, The Silver Fleet, On Approval, Pink String And Sealing Wax, It Always Rains On Sunday, Miranda, Once Upon A Dream, Derby Day and Devil On Horseback. Among the now-classic films she has appeared in are Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing, Dead Of Night and Night And The City. Since the late fifties, Withers has lived in Australia with her husband, actor/producer John McCallum and has worked principally in the theatre, starring in 35 plays in London, New York and throughout Europe and Australia. She starred in the films Nickel Queen in 1970, Time After Time in 1985 (for which she won an ACE Award for Best Actress). Following that with Hotel Du Lac, Northanger Abbey and Ending Up. Last year, the Australian film, Country Life (an adaptation of Uncle Vanya) was released worldwide.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Googie Withers Facts

Birth NameGeorgette Lizette Withers
BirthdayMarch 12, 1917
BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan
Date of deathJuly 15, 2011 (Sydney, Australia, age 94)
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Googie Withers compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Silver Fleet
Pride and Prejudice & Northanger Abbey
Night and the City
The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Northanger Abbey
Miranda & Mad About Men
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