Edna Best

Edna Best

Show Count: 20
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: 3 March 1900
Old Time Radio, Hove, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Died: 18 September 1974, Geneva, Switzerland
<ptext-align:>Edna Best (3 March 1900 – 18 September 1974) was a British actress. Born in Hove, Sussex, England, she was educated in Brighton and later studied dramatic acting under Miss Kate Rorke who was the first Professor of Drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.[who?] Best was known on the London stage before she entered films in 1921, having made her debut at the Grand Theatre, Southampton in Charley's Aunt in 1917. She also won a silver swimming cup as the lady swimming champion of Sussex.


<ptext-align:>She is best remembered for her role as the mother in the original 1934 film version of Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. Among her other film credits are Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939), Swiss Family Robinson (1940), The Late George Apley and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (both 1947) and The Iron Curtain (1948).


<ptext-align:>She received a nomination for an Emmy Award in 1957 for her role in This Happy Breed. Best had appeared on television as early as 1938, in a production of the play Love from a Stranger, adapted from the Agatha Christie short story Philomel Cottage by Frank Vosper. The Wednesday afternoon broadcast was aired live, not recorded, and could be seen only in London due to the limitations of the nascent technology.


<h2text-align:>Personal life  <ptext-align:>She was married three times and divorced twice. Her marriage to actor Herbert Marshall (from 1928 until 1940) produced her only child, a daughter, actress Sarah Marshall. Her final marriage, to Nat Wolff, ended with his death in 1959.


<ptext-align:>Edna Best has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures at 6124 Hollywood Boulevard.


<h2text-align:>Death  <ptext-align:>She died in Geneva, Switzerland in 1974, aged 74.


Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 21st April 1940
Added: May 20 2012
Broadcast: 21st June 1943
Added: Jun 27 2009
Broadcast: July 31, 1948
Added: May 12 2020
Broadcast: 24th April 1948
Added: May 08 2010
Broadcast: April 3, 1949
Added: Mar 01 2022
Broadcast: May 8, 1948
Added: Jun 10 2010
Broadcast: 9th October 1950
Added: Nov 05 2011
Broadcast: September 17, 1949
Added: Sep 05 2014