Dame Margaret Rutherford: Actress Starred in Chimes at Midnight, The VIPs, Miss Marple

Although emotionally fragile and eccentric, the sweet-natured actress delighted audiences as Madame Arcati and Miss Marple through her heyday of the 1960s. Margaret Rutherford’s family hoped she would be a piano teacher, but she was determined to be an actress. In her forties, her career finally took off, with great acclaim for her comic performances. … Read moreDame Margaret Rutherford: Actress Starred in Chimes at Midnight, The VIPs, Miss Marple

Young Margaret Rutherford: Eccentric British Actress Had Curious Start

Rutherford’s personal background was tragic and her entry to the acting profession was inauspicious. The great comedy actress Margaret Rutherford was a late developer. Born in 1892, she was in effect orphaned at the age of three. “In effect” because while her mother died when Margaret was three, her father did not. But he was … Read moreYoung Margaret Rutherford: Eccentric British Actress Had Curious Start