Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper

Ex-mother-in-law of Robert Hardy.

Famed British novelist and poet Stevie Smith was the secretary of Gladys' second husband Sir Neville Pearson.

Grandmother of the author/critic/entertainer Sheridan Morley, Annabel Morley, Wilton Morley, Emma Hardy and Justine Hardy.

In Italy, most of her films were dubbed by either Giovanna Scotto or Tina Lattanzi. She was occasionally dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta, Lola Braccini and Wanda Tettoni in the much-loved My Fair Lady (1964).

Mother-in-law of Robert Morley.

Mother, with Herbert Buckmaster, of actors Joan Buckmaster and John Buckmaster.

Mother, with Sir Neville Pearson, of costume designer Sally Pearson.

Played the mother of Professor Henry Higgins in a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951) television version of Pygmalion and the movie version of the musical My Fair Lady (1964).

She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1967 for her services to drama.

Stepmother of John Merivale.

Twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for her performances in Enid Bagnold's "The Chalk Garden" (1956) and in "A Passage to India" (1962).