Character actress, Peggy Ashcroft, was born Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft on Dec 22, 1907 in Croydon, England. Ashcroft died at the age of 83 on Jun 14, 1991 in London, England .
Dame Peggy Ashcroft was one of Britain's most distinguished actresses through several decades. She appeared only very rarely in films, confining her career almost entirely to the stage -- where she became a delicate and distinctive interpreter of Shakespeare -- and radio. But her warmth and talent were evident even in cinematic roles and she won an Academy Award for her performance in A Passage to India at 77.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Peggy Ashcroft was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for A Passage to India (as Mrs. Moore) in 1984.
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