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Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna

Aunt of Susan Travers, Richard Morant and Penelope Wilton.

Gained acting experience in Dundee Repertory Theatre.

Helped found The Born Free Foundation in 1984 with husband Bill Travers.

Her half-French mother wrote "An Englishman Needs Time", which was a hit for Eartha Kitt.

One of her sons is named Bill Travers Jr..



Recently opened a museum dedicated to Violette Szabo in Hereford - www.violette-szabo-museum.co.uk

She and her husband co-starred in a number of films, most memorably as the conservationists Joy Adamson and George Adamson in Born Free (1966).

She has three sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to wildlife and to the arts.

Sister-in-law of Linden Travers.


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