Beatrice Lillie Overview:

Actress, Beatrice Lillie, was born Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston on May 29, 1894 in Cobourg, Canada. Lillie died at the age of 94 on Jan 20, 1989 in Henley-on-Thames, England .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Mrs. Meers: Pook!


Mrs. Meers: Sad to be all alone in the world.


Mrs. Meers: Oh POOT!


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Bea married Robert Peel in 1920, the extravagant heir of Lord Peel. When her father-in-law died in the mid-20s, she and Robert became Lord and Lady Peel. When husband Robert died of peritonitis in 1934, he left behind huge debts which forced Bea to continue working non-stop for years to come.

In 1948, at age 54, she met singer/actor John Philip Huck, 28 years her junior. Despite their huge age difference, he became her manager and her companion for the rest of her life. Huck died of a heart attack the day after Bea passed away. They were buried side by side near her mother and sister in a small cemetery near Peel Fold.

According to Axel Madsen in "The Sewing Circle", she was considered for the role of "The Good Witch" in The Wizard of Oz (1939) in 1936, but was thought too funny for the role.

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