Flora Robson Overview:

Legendary character actress, Flora Robson, was born Flora McKenzie Robson on Mar 28, 1902 in South Shields, Durham. Robson died at the age of 82 on Jul 7, 1984 in Brighton, East Sussex and was laid to rest in St Nicholas Churchyard Cemetery in Brighton, East Sussex, England.


Distinguished, British stage actress with dark, tightly-bundled hair and plain, Anne Revere-type looks that often got her cast as (sometimes frustrated) spinsters, but also enabled her to tackle an enviable range of character studies, from queens to killers. In Hollywood 1939-1942. Created Dame in 1960. Nominated for an Academy Award in Saratoga Trunk.

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1946Best Supporting ActressSaratoga Trunk (1945)Angelique BuitonNominated

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Flora Robson Quotes:

Nell Dawson: With every month that passes things will become easier for you. Six months from now you'll be accepted here.
Frieda: By you?
Nell Dawson: By nine people out of ten.
Frieda: By you?
Nell Dawson: I'm the tenth.

Lockwood: Where?s he going in the storm?
Ellen: She calls him ? and he follows her out onto the moor?

Nell Dawson: Yes, I was wrong. No matter who they are, no matter what they've done, you can't treat human beings as though they were less than human... without becoming less than human yourself.

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Flora Robson Facts
She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1960 for her contributions and services to drama.

She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1952 for her services to Drama.

Never married or had children.

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