Joan Plowright

Joan Ann Plowright (born October 28, 1929 in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England) is a British actress, widow of Laurence Olivier. In addition to being Lady Olivier (later Baroness Olivier) she was made a Dame (DBE) in her own right in the New Year's Honours for 2004.

Career

Long known as a superb theatre actress, Plowright trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in London and made her stage debut in 1951 and her London debut in 1954. In 1956 she joined the English Theatre Company and won the role of Margery Pincher in The Country Wife. She appeared in The Chairs (by Eugène Ionesco), Major Barbara, Saint Joan and in 1958 she co-starred with future husband Laurence Olivier in the production of The Entertainer.

Plowright continued to appear on stage and in films such as The Entertainer and The Three Sisters. In 1961 she was awarded a Tony for her role in A Taste of Honey on Broadway. After a brief hiatus to devote time to her family she has returned to the screen and can be seen in films such as Dennis the Menace, Enchanted April and Tea With Mussolini.

As of July 2003 she was performing in the stage production Absolutely! (perhaps) in London.

Personal

Joan Plowright was first married to Roger Gage. She divorced him and in 1961 married Laurence Olivier. Together the couple had three children, Richard, Tamsin and Julie-Kate. The couple were married until 1989 (his death).

Selected Filmography

  • Goose! (2004) as Beatrice Fairfield
  • Back to the Secret Garden (2001) as Martha Sowerby
  • Tea With Mussolini (1999) as Mary Wallace
  • The Scarlet Letter (1995) as Harriet Hibbons
  • Dennis the Menace (1993) as Mrs. Martha Wilson
  • Enchanted April (1992) as Mrs. Fisher
  • Avalon (1990) as Eva Krichinsky
  • Three Sisters (1970) as Masha
  • The Entertainer (1960) as Jean Rice
  • Moby Dick (1956) (uncredited, as Starbuck's Wife) (her first film role)

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The couple were married until 1989 (his death). She has received multiple honors, among them, the Puerto Rican Culture Institute (ICP), dedicated their 1997 film festival to her, honoring her 40 years as an actress. Together the couple had three children, Richard, Tamsin and Julie-Kate. But she also made two more movies: 1993's Shortcut to Paradise, and 1994's Linda Sara, alongside Chayanne. She divorced him and in 1961 married Laurence Olivier. During the 1990s, she dedicated much of her career to acting in various critically acclaimed theater plays. Joan Plowright was first married to Roger Gage. In 1989, she acted alongside Tommy Muniz in Jacobo Morales' Lo que le Paso a Santiago, which was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign film..

As of July 2003 she was performing in the stage production Absolutely! (perhaps) in London. As the 1980s went along, Rosaly began to retire from acting in soap operas and became a television interviewer and show host, back at her original channel of Telemundo Puerto Rico, then known only as Telemundo Canal 2. After a brief hiatus to devote time to her family she has returned to the screen and can be seen in films such as Dennis the Menace, Enchanted April and Tea With Mussolini. By 1980, rumors of a romance with world boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez ran across Puerto Rico. In 1961 she was awarded a Tony for her role in A Taste of Honey on Broadway. There, she participated in three other soap operas. Plowright continued to appear on stage and in films such as The Entertainer and The Three Sisters. Rosaly would soon move from Telemundo Puerto Rico to WAPA-TV.

She appeared in The Chairs (by Eugène Ionesco), Major Barbara, Saint Joan and in 1958 she co-starred with future husband Laurence Olivier in the production of The Entertainer. She also attained considerable fame in Spain. Later, she would sign with CBS International and record two more albums for them. In 1956 she joined the English Theatre Company and won the role of Margery Pincher in The Country Wife. She signed with Velvet Records soon after, and began touring all over Latin America, to promote her two albums under that label. Long known as a superb theatre actress, Plowright trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in London and made her stage debut in 1951 and her London debut in 1954. However, the one she is remembered most for, and the one that helped her internationalize as a singer and actress was 1978's Cristina Bazan, alongside José Luis Rodríguez and Adamari Lopez among others. In addition to being Lady Olivier (later Baroness Olivier) she was made a Dame (DBE) in her own right in the New Year's Honours for 2004. Rosaly made a number of soap operas in the 1970s.

Joan Ann Plowright (born October 28, 1929 in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England) is a British actress, widow of Laurence Olivier. Her daughter, Alfonsina Molinary, went on to become a famous actress herself in 1989; when she was the star of television comedy Maripili, a show that resembled Clarissa Explains it All in format, and a famous opera singer in Philadelphia. Moby Dick (1956) (uncredited, as Starbuck's Wife) (her first film role). Soon she married Jose Gilberto Molinary, with whom she had 2 sons and a daughter. The Entertainer (1960) as Jean Rice. In this soap opera, she played a mute girl. Three Sisters (1970) as Masha. Rosaly went to college and then participated in the Telenovela named El Retrato de Angela (Angelas Photo).

Avalon (1990) as Eva Krichinsky. Then, she participated in such plays as My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, the latter of which allowed her to share the stage with another Puerto Rican acting legend, Camille Carrion (who is the sister of Richard Carrion). Fisher. Rosaly began to take singing class when she became a young teenager. Enchanted April (1992) as Mrs. That same year, she debuted on television, with channel 2's production of Los Amigos de Pinocho (Pinocho's Friends). Martha Wilson. In 1957, she made her acting debut at Teatro Tapia, in a play named Mientras los Ninos Juegan (While the Children Play).

Dennis the Menace (1993) as Mrs. Negro, and dancing class with Beatriz Trujillo. The Scarlet Letter (1995) as Harriet Hibbons. At the age of eight, she began to take acting class with Luis A. Tea With Mussolini (1999) as Mary Wallace. She was born in the San Juan area known as Santurce, which was also the birthplace to such other famous Puerto Rican entertainers as Andy Montañez and Cano Estremera. Back to the Secret Garden (2001) as Martha Sowerby. Johanna Rosaly (born January 13, 1948) is a Puerto Rican actress and singer.

Goose! (2004) as Beatrice Fairfield.

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