Margaret Lockwood

Margaret Lockwood

Became a recluse during the latter part of her life. She would only receive family and close friends such as Phyllis Calvert, who would take her on drives to the garden center.

Britain's #1 box-office star during the 1940s. She would hold signing sessions in cinemas for her fans across the nation.

Declined Michael Winner's invitation to attend his screening of The Wicked Lady (1983); Margaret had starred in the original film (The Wicked Lady (1945).

Devoted to her only child, Julia Lockwood.

Has four grandchildren, Timothy, Nicholas, Lucy and Catherine.

Her only vice was chain smoking.

Husband Rupert Leon was insanely jealous of her fame and beauty - he disliked her wearing makeup, forbade her to smoke and tried to force her into retiring from the screen.

In 1965 she co-starred in the popular British television series "The Flying Swan" (1965) with her daughter Julia Lockwood.

Lived for many years with actor John Stone, who appeared with her in the 1959 play "And Suddenly It's Spring" and the TV series "Justice" (1971).

Mother of actress Julia Lockwood. Named her after Gaio Giulio Cesare to commemorate her birth by Caesarian operation.

Mother-in-law of Ernest Clark.

Often starred with her good friend Patricia Roc.

Retired to a stylish house on a cul-de-sac in Kingston-Upon-Thames, where she spent the rest of her life in a quiet, tree-lined street amongst her neighbors.

She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1980, which was her last public appearance. She lived in virtual seclusion until her death 10 years later.

Sister of Lyn Lockwood.

Suffered from shyness.

Suffered from vestibulitis, a viral ear infection for much of her later life.

The Margaret Lockwood Society operates on Facebook.

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she was seen in a production and signed by a leading London agent.

Used Margie Day briefly as her stage name at the very beginning of her stage career.