Joan Greenwood Net Worth

Joan Greenwood was born on March 04, 1921 in  Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom, is Actress, Soundtrack. Joan Greenwood, of the plummy feline voice, was born in the well-to-do London section of Chelsea, the daughter of renowned portrait painter Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood (1887-1949). Dancing from the age of eight, she took ballet lessons and later enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Graduating at age 18, Joan made her theatrical debut in Molière's "Malade Imaginaire" at the Apollo Theatre. Performing some time later in Clare Boothe Luce's "The Women", she was noticed by Leslie Howard, who cast the diminutive lass as his leading lady in his wartime flag waver The Gentle Sex (1943). From this time onward, Joan began to alternate between stage and screen, comedy and drama. She worked during the London Blitz and toured with the Entertainment National Service Association (ENSA).The theatre saw her in classical plays with the Donald Wolfit Company, ranging from George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" (as Ophelia), and Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler". On screen she gave a strong, sensitive performance in Eric Ambler's psychological thriller The October Man (1947). She was also effectively cast opposite Stewart Granger as the fragile, conflicted Sophie Dorothea, imprisoned in a loveless marriage, in Basil Dearden's period romance Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948). Above all, she is fondly remembered for a trio of classic Ealing comedies, conveying a measure of eroticism while remaining quintessentially "correct" and "properly British". She purred her way through Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) (as the beguiling, but manipulative Sibella) and as Scottish Peggy Macroon she taunted straight-laced Basil Radford in Whisky Galore! (1949). She was Lady Caroline Lamb in The Bad Lord Byron (1949) and she dutifully undermined idealistic, naive inventor Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) in The Man in the White Suit (1951).In between her two other major screen roles--Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) and lascivious Lady Bellaston in Tom Jones (1963)--Joan had a brief spell in Hollywood, paired again with Stewart Granger for Fritz Lang's gothic period melodrama Moonfleet (1955). She did not enjoy the experience. Eschewing the trimmings of Hollywood stardom, she opted instead for the uncomplicated life at Ealing, where actors "washed their hair in buckets" and lived on "toasted sandwiches, chocolates and soup".Joan Greenwood died of a heart attack on February 28, 1987, less than a week before her 66th birthday.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day March 04, 1921
Birth Place  Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
Died On 28 February 1987(1987-02-28) (aged 65)\nLondon, England
Birth Sign Aries
Occupation Actress
Years active 1938–1987
Spouse(s) André Morell (1960–1978; his death); one son

💰 Net worth: $14 Million

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Born in Chelsea, London, the daughter of Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood (1887–1949), a portrait Artist, and Ida Greenwood (née Waller), Joan Greenwood studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked mainly on the stage, where she had a long career, appearing with Donald Wolfit's theatre company in the years following the Second World War.


Greenwood made several memorable screen appearances just after the war, in Ealing Comedies, in Whisky Galore!; as the seductive Sibella in the black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949); and in The Man in the White Suit (1951). She opened The Grass is Greener in the West End in 1952, and played Gwendolyn in a film version of The Importance of Being Earnest released in the same year.


She had a leading role in Stage Struck (1958), an adaptation of Jules Verne's Mysterious Island (1961), and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for Tom Jones (1963).


In 1960 Greenwood appeared as the title character in a production of Hedda Gabler at the Playhouse, Oxford. Starring opposite her as Judge Brack was the actor André Morell. They fell in love and flew in secret to Jamaica, where they were married, remaining together until his death in 1978.


Greenwood appeared as Olga, alongside Spike Milligan in Frank Dunlop's production of the play Oblomov, based on the novel by Russian Writer Ivan Goncharov. The play opened at London's Lyric Theatre on 6 October 1964. Greenwood was described as "a model of generosity and tolerance ... the only person in the cast who could not be 'corpsed' by Milligan; although he tried very hard. She looked beautiful, and played the part of Oblomov's unfortunate lady with total integrity. 'She never left the script', says Milligan with a guilty smile of something between irritation and admiration. 'I just couldn't make her crack up. All the rest of us did. She never lost her dignity for a moment.'"


She played Lady Carlton, a quirky romance Novelist and landlady to the main characters in the British sitcom Girls on Top (1985–86). Her last film was Little Dorrit (1988), which was released posthumously.


Joan Greenwood died of a heart attack in London, less than a week before her 66th birthday. With her husband she had one child, Jason Morell, a film actor who appeared in Mrs Brown (1997, as Lord Stanley), and Wilde (also 1997, as Ernest Dowson).