Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins, 10 July 1913 – 25 August 2007), also known as Elizabeth Earl, was an English actress, known for her role in The Letter.
Inglis (left) working at the Stage Door Canteen in New York City (1944)
July 10, 1913
|Died||August 25, 2007 94) (aged|
Sylvester "Pat" Weaver
(m. 1942; his death 2002)
|Children||Trajan Victor Charles Weaver (born 1945)|
Life and career
Inglis was born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins in Colchester, Essex, the daughter of Margaret Inglis (née Hunt) and Alan George Hawkins. Her screen debut was in the 1934 film, Borrowed Clothes. She then had a small part in The 39 Steps (1935) as Hilary Jordan.
She played the role of the young maid Nancy in the original British production of Patrick Hamilton's Victorian stage thriller Gas Light, which premiered December 5, 1938, and closed June 10, 1939, after a total of 141 performances. Inglis and the rest of the cast recreated their stage roles for a 1939 television presentation performed live on BBC Television.
In 1942, she married Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, an American radio advertising executive. He was president of NBC television between 1953 and 1955. He is credited with helping to reshape broadcasting during the 1940s and 1950s as television overtook radio as America's dominant form of home entertainment.
After marrying Weaver, Inglis retired from acting altogether. The couple had two children, one of whom, Susan, became actress Sigourney Weaver. A photograph of Inglis was seen in a deleted scene in Aliens as Weaver's character's elderly grown daughter, Amanda Ripley.
Inglis died on August 25, 2007, in Santa Barbara, California, aged 94.
|1935||The 39 Steps||Pat, Professor Jordan's Daughter||Uncredited|
|1937||Thunder in the City||Dolly|
|1937||Museum Mystery||Ruth Carter|
|1939||Gas Light||Nancy||TV movie|
|1940||My Love Came Back||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1940||River's End||Linda Conniston||Credited as Elizabeth Earl|
|1940||The Letter||Adele Ainsworth||Credited as Elizabeth Earl|
|1945||Tonight and Every Night||Joan||Uncredited, Offscreen credit (as Elizabeth Inglise)|
|1986||Aliens||Amanda Ripley||Likeness was used in the Special Edition of Aliens|
Uncredited, (final film role)
- "Obituaries". LA Times. 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
- Wearing, J. P. (2014). The London Stage 1930–1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 740. ISBN 9780810893047.
- "Gaslight (1939)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
- "Elizabeth Earl". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
- Lentz, Harris M., III (2008). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company. p. 176. ISBN 9780786451913.
- Ridley Scott, James Cameron, H. R. Giger, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett (2002). The Alien Saga (DVD). Prometheus Entertainment.
- "Tonight and Every Night". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2018-08-12.