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. Though he plays a pastor on the television series 7th Heaven, he is actually Jewish. 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 is also the author of two novels: Eye Contact (1994) and Double Exposure (1998). They are the parents of the actors Nicholas McCallum and Joanna McCallum. He is probably best known for his role as Reverend Eric Camden on the television series 7th Heaven. 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. Stephen Collins (born October 1, 1947) is an American actor.

Throughout her career she has appeared frequently in film, television, and theater. The Commission (2003). 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. Drive Me Crazy (1999). Her best known work of the period was as one of Margaret Lockwood's friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). The First Wives Club (1996). During the 1930s she was constantly in demand in lead roles in minor films and supporting roles in more prestigious productions. My New Gun (1992).

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. Stella (1990). She was a dancer in a West End production when she was offered work as a film extra. The Big Picture (1989). Born Georgette Lizette Withers she began acting at the age of 12. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). Googie Withers (born March 12, 1917 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a British actress. Choke Canyon (1986).

Brewster's Millions (1985). Loving Couples (1980). Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). The Promise (1979).

Fedora (1978). Between the Lines (1977). All the President's Men (1976). Jumping Ship (2001) (TV movie).

As Time Runs Out (1999) (TV movie). An Unexpected Life (1998) (TV movie). An Unexpected Family (1996) (TV movie). 7th Heaven (1996-).

The Babysitter's Seduction (1996) (TV movie). On Seventh Avenue (1996) (TV movie). Sisters (Collins appeared on the series 1995-1996). A Family Divided (1995).

Scarlett (1994) (miniseries). The Disappearance of Nora (1993). Remember (1993). A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992) (TV movie).

A Woman Named Jackie (1991) (miniseries). Working It Out (1990). Tattingers (1989). Weekend War (1988).

Grenvilles (1987). The Two Mrs. Hold the Dream (1986). Chiefs (1983) (miniseries).

Dark Mirror (1984). Threesome (1984). Inside the Third Reich (1982). Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982).

Summer Solstice (1981). Looking Back (1981). The Henderson Monster (1980). The Rhinemann Exchange (1977) (miniseries).

Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976).

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