Googie Withers

Googie Withers (born March 12, 1917 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a British actress.

Born Georgette Lizette Withers she began acting at the age of 12. She was a dancer in a West End production when she was offered work as a film extra. She arrived on the set to find one of the major players in the production had been dismissed, and she was immediately asked to step into the role.

During the 1930s she was constantly in demand in lead roles in minor films and supporting roles in more prestigious productions. Her best known work of the period was as one of Margaret Lockwood's friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938).

Among her successes of the 1940s was One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), a topical World War II drama in which she played a resistance fighter who helps British airmen return to safety from behind enemy lines.

Throughout her career she has appeared frequently in film, television, and theater. Married to Australian actor John McCallum since 1948, the couple met on a film set in Britain, and returned to Australia where both worked frequently in television together and appeared in a number of stage productions. They are the parents of the actors Nicholas McCallum and Joanna McCallum.

Withers' most recent screen performance was as the music teacher in the film Shine (1996) for which she and the other cast members were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild for "Outstanding Performance By A Cast".

Withers was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2002.


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Withers was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2002. Not satisfied with just acting, he is also a visual artist, spending most of his free time painting or carving. Withers' most recent screen performance was as the music teacher in the film Shine (1996) for which she and the other cast members were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild for "Outstanding Performance By A Cast". He has continued to pursue these crafts his entire life, supplementing his income with design commissions and art sales. They are the parents of the actors Nicholas McCallum and Joanna McCallum. Davis grew up painting, sculpting and drawing. Married to Australian actor John McCallum since 1948, the couple met on a film set in Britain, and returned to Australia where both worked frequently in television together and appeared in a number of stage productions. In 1987 he stopped teaching in order to pursue acting fulltime.

Throughout her career she has appeared frequently in film, television, and theater. He began working in the film industry in the 1980's, while teaching at the University of British Columbia. Among her successes of the 1940s was One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), a topical World War II drama in which she played a resistance fighter who helps British airmen return to safety from behind enemy lines. He taught for several years before returning to SIU to complete a PhD in theatre. Her best known work of the period was as one of Margaret Lockwood's friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). He recieved a Masters Degree in theatre from the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale in 1970. During the 1930s she was constantly in demand in lead roles in minor films and supporting roles in more prestigious productions. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in theater and art from Southwest Missouri State College.

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