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. Upon leaving Andromeda, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in the role of Damon Porter since 2003. 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 left the series after its third season, citing dissatisfaction over the development of his character. They are the parents of the actors Nicholas McCallum and Joanna McCallum. Cobb is best known for his role as the ruthless Tyr Anasazi in the science-fiction series Andromeda from 2000 to 2002. 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 1996, Cobb was named on People magazine's annual "50 most beautiful people" list.

Throughout her career she has appeared frequently in film, television, and theater. His first major role was the character Noah Keefer on the daytime soap opera All My Children from 1994 to 1996. 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. A classically trained actor, he appeared in a number of Shakespeare productions in the New York area before breaking into television in the mid 1990s. Her best known work of the period was as one of Margaret Lockwood's friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). Cobb was born in Tarrytown, New York; he graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1987. During the 1930s she was constantly in demand in lead roles in minor films and supporting roles in more prestigious productions. Keith Hamilton Cobb (born 28 January 1962) is an American actor, best known for his television roles on the science-fiction series Andromeda and on the soap operas All My Children and The Young and the Restless..

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. She was a dancer in a West End production when she was offered work as a film extra. 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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