Queenie Leonard

Queenie Leonard (18 February 1905 – 17 January 2002) was an English character actress and singer. She was the last surviving cast member of And Then There Were None (1945).

Queenie Leonard
Born
Pearl Walker

(1905-02-18)18 February 1905
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Died17 January 2002(2002-01-17) (aged 96)
Los Angeles, U.S.
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1921–1968
Spouse(s)
Lawrence P. Williams
(m. 1936; div. 1947)

Tom Conway
(m. 1958; div. 1963)

Early life and career

She was born as Pearl Walker in Manchester, Lancashire, England 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.

Marriages

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.

Death

She died of natural causes on 17 January 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". She was the last surviving cast member of And Then There Were None (1945).

Complete filmography

YearTitleRolesNotes
1931Who Killed Doc Robin?Short
1934Romance in Rhythm
1936SkylarksMaggie Hicks
1937Moonlight SonataMargit
1937The Show Goes On
1937LimelightQueenie
1937Dick Whittington and His CatDick WhittingtonTV movie
1937MillionsLilian
1938Have You Brought Your Music? TV movie
1938They're Off! Diana TurriotTV movie
1938On the Spot Minn LeeTV movie
1938Kate Plus Ten
1938King of the CongoRuthTV movie
1938Pest PilotLady AprilTV movie
1939More Fun and Games!TV movie
1941Ladies in RetirementSister Agatha
1941Confirm or DenyDaisy, Consolidated Press Switchboard Operator
1942This Above AllViolet Worthing
1942Eagle SquadronBridget – Lancashire blonde
1943Forever and a DayMaid
1943Thumbs UpJanie Brooke
1944The LodgerDaisy – the Maid
1944The UninvitedMrs. TaylorUncredited
1944Our Hearts Were Young and GayMaidUncredited
1945Tonight and Every NightCockney WomanUncredited
1945Molly and MeLily
1945And Then There Were NoneMrs. Rogers
1945My Name Is Julia RossAliceUncredited
1946Cluny BrownWellerUncredited
1946The LocketWoman Singer
1947Life With FatherMaggie
1947The Lone Wolf in LondonLily
1948The Black ArrowServing WomanUncredited
1948HomecomingNurseUncredited
1948Hills of HomeMrs. MacFadyenUncredited
1949My Own True LoveMinor RoleUncredited
1949The Secret of St. IvesMaidUncredited
1950A Life of Her OwnHotel MatronUncredited
1951Lorna DooneGweenyUncredited
1951Kind LadyBit RoleUncredited
1951Alice in WonderlandA Bird in a Tree/Snooty FlowerVoice
1951Thunder on the HillMrs. Smithson
1951Thunder in the EastMiss HugginsUncredited
1952The Narrow MarginMrs. Troll
1952Les MisérablesValjean's MaidUncredited
1952Million Dollar MermaidMrs. Graves, John's MotherUncredited
1953Latin LoversRufinaScenes cut
1954Ring of FearTillie / Fortune-TellerUncredited
1955The King's ThiefApothecary's Wife
1956GabyCanteen WorkerUncredited
195623 Paces to Baker StreetMiss Elsie SchuylerUncredited
1956D-Day the Sixth of JuneCorporal on TrainUncredited
1960All the Fine Young CannibalsNurse
1961One Hundred and One DalmatiansPrincessVoice
1962The Notorious LandladyWomanUncredited
1962Hatari!NurseScenes cut
1963The PrizeMiss FawleyUncredited
1964What a Way to Go!Lady KensingtonUncredited
1964Mary PoppinsDepositorUncredited
1964My Fair LadyCockney BystanderUncredited
1967Doctor DolittleCourtroom SpectatorUncredited
1968Star!Grand DamUncredited

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