Friday, August 28, 2015
Two facts about Susan Shaw
1. She was christened 'Patsy Sloots'.
2. She is the grandmother of the former England rugby international Toby Flood.
I was not sure of this second fact when I blogged about Flood's theatrical grandfathers, because Albert Lieven married four times. But it is indeed the case.
Shaw was a popular actress for some years after World War II and had a prominent role in one of the best films of the era: Ealing's drama It Always Rains on Sunday.
But hers was a sad life. After Lieven she married the American actor Bonar Colleano and was hit hard by his death in 1958.
There is more about her on The Norwood Society website.