Character actress, Ethel Griffies, was born Ethel Woods on Apr 26, 1878 in Sheffield, England. Griffies died at the age of 97 on Sep 9, 1975 in London, England .
Ethel Griffies was a tight-lipped, often bespectacled British actress, who worked in the British theater before giving Hollywood a shot in the in 1930s. She then often portrayed older women who could be either frail and vulnerable, or fierce and disapproving in films such as Waterloo Bridge, Anna Kareina, How Green Was My Vallet and most notable, The Birds. During her time in Hollywood, she also made sporadic appearances on both the British and American stage until her death in 1975.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Born in a trunk:By Caftan Woman on Aug 14, 2011 From Caftan Woman
1878-1975On April 26, 1878 in Sheffield, England actress Lillie Roberts presented her husband actor-manager Samuel Rupert Woods with a daughter, Ethel. Three years later the couple presented the girl on stage and a 80 year career began. Known professional as (A youthfu... Read full article
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