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WITHERS, Googie

withersPicked out of the crowd to replace a co-star in, er, A Girl in the Crowd – possibly the least believable showbiz anecdote ever, and therefore blatantly true – Googie caught the characteristic British actress technique of the prim smoulder as Margs Lockwood’s chum in The Lady Vanishes, added a dash of fortitude to the mix with One of Our Aircraft is missing and The Silver Fleet, and was cuckolded by fishtailed Glynis Johns in Miranda. Later came a telly dotage of prison dramas, being interrupted by yogurt-mad puppets (‘There, you can see her there’) and supplying the punchline to at least one late item of Two Ronnies news.

FINEST HOUR: Well, it has to be Ralph Michael’s smugly married wife turned victim of a haunted mirror in the film they couldn’t shut up about, Dead of Night.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Tabby tamer 73

    April 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Pink String and Sealing Wax, a great film!

  2. WiChi

    April 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Night and the City – another performance to remember!
    She also had a number of tragicomic roles in the 80s-90s, like in Ending Up, Hotel du Lac and Time after Time

  3. Shaz

    April 26, 2015 at 1:19 am

    White corridors, Back room boy, The lovers of Joanna Godden, Pink String & sealing wax was a classic. I recall Ending up & Within These Walls.

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