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.

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