Miriam Karlin Overview:

Actress, Miriam Karlin, was born Miriam Samuels on Jun 23, 1925 in Hampstead, London. Karlin died at the age of 86 on Jun 3, 2011 in St John's Wood, London .


Miriam Karlin was a thin, plain-looking British actress with dark hair, wide smile and strong personality. She started her career entertaining wartime troops in Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) shows, then brought her talents to stage revues, films and television, where she became a nationally known figure as the militant shop steward in The Rag Trade comedy series. Films never really made the most of her, and she later toured in one-woman shows.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Graduated from RADA.

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1975.

She was the first woman to play the traditionally male lead in "The Caretaker" by Harold Pinter.

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