Sunday, January 17, 2016

"And Then There Were None" Actress Queenie Leonard 2002 Westwood Village Cemetery

Queenie Leonard (February 18, 1905 – January 17, 2002) was an English character actress and singer.

Early life and career

She was born as Pearl Walker in Manchester, Lancashire in 1905 and began her career on stage in 1921, and debuted on film in 1931. She had already amassed 20 years of stage and screen experience when, in 1941, she made the first of more than 30 Hollywood films. She also appeared in cabaret in Britain and in the United States, starred in a one-woman show, acted in television sitcoms, and provided voices for Disney animated films. She retired in 1966. Her last appearance was in 20th Century Fox's Doctor Dolittle.


She was married to film designer Lawrence P. Williams from 1936 to 1947, and to actor Tom Conway from 1958 to 1963. Both unions were childless and ended in divorce.


She died of natural causes on January 17, 2002, in West Los Angeles, one month before her 97th birthday. She is buried in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles in the burial plot called the "Garden of Roses." At the time of her death, she was the last surviving cast member of And Then There Were None (1945).


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