Joan Greenwood

Biography: Joan Greenwood was an elegant, petite leading lady of British stage and screen, with a husky, velvety, drawling, cello-like voice. She studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While still in her teens, she debuted on the London stage in 1938, debuting onscreen in 1940. Her film career was alternately busy and inactive; her most notable work displayed her impressive gift for comedy, a subtle, playful eroticism that combined innuendo and sincerity. However, filmmakers were unable to give her the type of lead roles that fully utilized her talents, so she devoted most of her energies to the stage; she also appeared on Broadway. Her father was artist Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood. She was married to actor Andre Morell.