Rachel Roberts Overview:

Actress, Rachel Roberts, was born on Sep 20, 1927 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Roberts died at the age of 53 on Nov 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Roberts was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best ActressThis Sporting Life (1963)Mrs. HammondNominated
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Rachel Roberts Quotes:

Brenda: Having a good time?
Arthur Seaton: Not bad, I'm with some pals from work, had to come out or I'd go crackers, I've been worrying about you all week.
Brenda: Well you can stop worrying.
Arthur Seaton: Is it all right then, did you see that doctor?
Arthur Seaton: Oh yeah, I went, I didn't stay.
Arthur Seaton: What?
Brenda: I've decided to have it and face whatever comes of it.


Aunt Ada: It's not right is it, I think men get away with murder.
Brenda: They do, don't they.
Arthur Seaton: I don't know that much.
Aunt Ada: Don't be such a big 'ead - get cracking so I can talk to her. What's your name duck?
Brenda: Brenda.


Brenda: Been 'ere long?
Arthur Seaton: 10 minutes, was just looking at the lovely view.
Brenda: Better get down to earth then, adn't you?
Arthur Seaton: How did you go on at Aunt Ada's, it go off all right?
Brenda: No it didn't, was just one of them old wive's tales, she made me sit in a hot bath for 3 hours, had to drink a pint of gin. I'll never go through that again, it was terrible, I thought I was gonna die. And it didn't work.


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Rachel Roberts Facts
The only actress to date that kept a vivid account of her life on record up until the very eve of her death. This account was published posthumously as No Bells on Sunday: The Rachel Roberts Journals (edited by the late Alexander Walker and interwoven with commentary and interviews from friends and colleagues; Pavilion Books and Simon & Schuster, London & New York, first editions 1984)

Played quite a few gravelly-voiced musical roles in the 1950s on stage before she focused on drama, including Talk of the Night, The Buccaneer, Oh, My Papa! and Maggie May.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for performances with the New Phoenix Repertory Company.

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