Saturday, January 4, 2020

Elizabeth Sellars Passes On

Elizabeth Sellars, who appeared in films from The Barefoot Contessa (1954) to The Mummy's Shroud (1967), died on December 30 2019 at the age of 98.

Elizabeth Sellars was born on May 6 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland. She initially studied law, but was persuaded to attended an audition with actor Cedric Hardwicke's niece Jean Hardwicke, who was then Miss Sellars's housemate. Afterwards she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She made her London stage debut in The Brothers Karamazov. She later acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Elizabeth Sellars made her television debut in a TV production of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus in 1947. She made her movie debut in Floodtide in 1949. She appeared in the films Madeleine and Guilt Is My Shadow in 1950. In the Fifties she appeared in the films Cloudburst (1951), Night Was Our Friend (1951), Hunted (1952), The Gentle Gunman (1952), The Long Memory (1953), The Broken Horseshoe (1953), Recoil (1953), Three's Company (1953), Forbidden Cargo (1954), The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Désirée (1954), Prince of Players (1955), Three Cases of Murder (1955), The Last Man to Hang (1956), The Man in the Sky (1957), The Shiralee (1957), Law and Disorder (1958), Jet Storm (1959), The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960), and Never Let Go (1960). She appeared on television in the TV series Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents, The DuPont Show of the Month, BBC Sunday-Night Theatre, Armchair Theatre, Suspense, and ITV Playhouse.

In the Sixties Miss Sellars appeared in the movies The Webster Boy (1962), 55 Days at Peking (1963), The Chalk Garden (1964), and The Mummy's Shroud (1967). She had a regular role on the British TV series R3. She guest starred on the shows One Step Beyond, BBC Sunday-Night Play, Drama 61-67, First Night, Love Story, Thirty-Minute Theatre, This Man Craig, The Power Game, The Wednesday Play, ITV Play of the Week, The Avengers, and W. Somerset Maugham.

In the Seventies she appeared in the movie The Hireling (1973). She appeared on the TV shows Shadows of Fear, Late Night Theatre, Churchill's People, Shades of Greene, and Beasts. In the Eighties she appeared in the mini-series Number 10 and Winter Sunlight. She guest starred on the TV shows Play for Today, Farrington of the F.O., The Play on One, and Made in Heaven.

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