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: What do you think having a kid means? You're doped up and sick for 9 months, your clothes don't fit, nobody will look at you. One day you're yelling out and you've got a kid. That's not so bad but you've got to look after it for the rest of its life. You want to try it sometime.
Arthur Seaton: Well if that's how you feel.
Brenda: How do you expect me to feel.


Brenda: Yes, yes it's yours right enough. Haven't done 'owt like that with Jack for a couple of months or more - and I don't want to I it I can tell you that now!
Arthur Seaton: Have you tried 'owt, took 'owt I mean.
Brenda: Yes, some pills, they didn't work. 30 bob they cost me, gone right down the drain.
Arthur Seaton: God almighty.
Brenda: He won't help you.


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.


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Rachel Roberts Facts
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.

Her marriage to Rex Harrison surprised many of her friends, since she was a dedicated socialist and he a fervent Tory.

Making her debut as Ceres in Twelfth Night with Sir Michael Redgrave in 1951, she performed at the Old Vic Company in 1954 and 1955 with Shakespearean roles in Macbeth, Love's Labour's Lost, Othello and Henry V.

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