Billie Whitelaw (Billie Whitelaw)

Billie Whitelaw

Actress. Born Billie Honor Whitelaw, she was raised in Bradford, England. Her father died when Billie was ten years old, leaving her mother to support her family. Billie joined an area drama group and experienced her first radio performance at the age of eleven. In 1950, she marked her theater debut and during this period, she initiated her career in British TV. She will probably be best remembered for her extensive stage work which interpreted the works of the Irish playwright Sam Beckett. In fact, Beckett had such fondness for Whitelaw’s acting skills, he penned plays tailor-made for her abilities. In 1961, she was nominated for a BAFTA as Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles with “Hell is a City” (1960). She received BAFTAs for “Charlie Bubbles” (1967), “Twisted Nerve” (1968) and “The Sextet” (1973) and had further nominations for “Wessex Tales” (1973), ‘The Omen” (1976) and “The Krays” (1990). She was formerly married to actor Peter Vaughn and later to German actor Robert Muller until his death in 1998. (bio by: C.S.)  Family links:  Parents:  Perceval Gerry Whitelaw (____ – 1942)  Frances Mary Williams Whitelaw  Spouse:  Robert Muller (1925 – 1998)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • June, 06, 1932
  • England

Died

  • December, 12, 2014
  • England

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