Character actress, Martita Hunt, was born on Jan 30, 1899 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hunt died at the age of 70 on Jun 13, 1969 in London, England and was laid to rest in Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery in Golders Green, England.
Martita Hunt was a formidable Argentine-born actress with a rich voice. She made her name on the British stage and screen and used her horsey features and dominant plainness to create a colorful gallery of villainesses and (later) eccentric dowagers. She was perhaps most memorable as 'Miss Havisham' in the 1946 film "Great Expectations".(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Miss Havisham: Come nearer. Let me look at you. Come close. Look at me. You aren't afraid of a woman who has never seen the sun since before you were born?
Marianne Danielle: [gasping in disbelief] Then that poor prisoner, in the tower. He is your son?
Baroness Meinster: He was my son. Now he is only... a beast of the night.
Marianne Danielle: [gasps] You locked him away? Your own son? Because he is... unholy? Oh, this I cannot understand. How can you be so cruel?
[dazed and exhausted, holding her head in her hands]
Baroness Meinster: [calmly] You are judging me, child. Sleep before you pass sentence.
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