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. She was offered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but had to turn it down because she was pregnant. 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". They have a son and a daughter. They are the parents of the actors Nicholas McCallum and Joanna McCallum. On April 27, 1996, she married Sean Penn. 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. She was born Robin Virginia Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas.

Throughout her career she has appeared frequently in film, television, and theater. Robin Virginia Wright-Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress who first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara. 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. Unbreakable (2000) - Audrey Dunn. Her best known work of the period was as one of Margaret Lockwood's friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). Forrest Gump (1994) - Jenny Curran. During the 1930s she was constantly in demand in lead roles in minor films and supporting roles in more prestigious productions. Toys (1992) - Gwen Tyler.

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. The Playboys (1992) - Tara Maguire. She was a dancer in a West End production when she was offered work as a film extra. The Princess Bride (1987) - Buttercup. Born Georgette Lizette Withers she began acting at the age of 12. Googie Withers (born March 12, 1917 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a British actress.

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