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Joan Greenwood

Joan Greenwood (March 4 1921 - February 27 1987) was a British actress who was born in Chelsea and studied at RADA Her husky voice was her trademark, and in 1995 she was #63 on Empire magazine's list of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history. She was married to André Morell from 1960 until his death in 1978.

Greenwood's most notable screen appearances were as Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) and opposite Dennis Price in the black comedy, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). She also had a long stage career, appearing with Donald Wolfit's theatre company in the years following World War II. She died (of a heart attack) in London, England. Her last film was Little Dorrit, made in the year of her death.