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. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3572553.stm. 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". Zinta also writes monthly columns for BBC South Asia. They are the parents of the actors Nicholas McCallum and Joanna McCallum. http://filmfareawards.indiatimes.com/articleshow/512087.cms. 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 also won herself another Filmfare Award but this time for Best Actress in the Popular Awards category.

Throughout her career she has appeared frequently in film, television, and theater. In the year of 2003, she won many awards for her dull role, Naina for the film, Kal Ho Naa Ho. 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. Zinta has never turned to vulgar roles or a skin-show. Her best known work of the period was as one of Margaret Lockwood's friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). She is currently at the top of the list of Bollywood actresses. During the 1930s she was constantly in demand in lead roles in minor films and supporting roles in more prestigious productions. Mil Gaya" and "Kal Ho Na Ho".

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. In 2003, Zinta had two smash hits films, "Koi.. She was a dancer in a West End production when she was offered work as a film extra. Born in Shimla, after earning a degree in criminal psychology, Zinta's began her career as a model, television anchor, and commercial actress before breaking into cinema in 1998 with her role in Dil Se, for which she won a Filmfare award (Best Female Debut). Born Georgette Lizette Withers she began acting at the age of 12. Preity Zinta (born 31 January 1975) is an Indian actress. Googie Withers (born March 12, 1917 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a British actress. Dil Se (1998).

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