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Lila Kaye

Full Name  Lila Kaye
Partner  Dennis
Role  Actress

Name  Lila Kaye
Occupation  Actress
Children  Joseph Kaye
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Born  7 November 1929 (1929-11-07) Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died  January 10, 2012, Worthing, United Kingdom
Movies  An American Werewolf, Nuns on the Run, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Quincy's Quest, Making Waves
Similar People  John Landis, Jonathan Lynn, Andrew Birkin, Ian Emes, Robert Reed

Lila Kaye (7 November 1929 – 10 January 2012) was an English actress. She spent a number of years working in the United States, on Broadway and in television, before returning to England.

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Born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, she often played motherly and/or comedic characters, mostly on television, including Cathy Come Home (1966) as a staff member at a homeless shelter, and My Son Reuben (1975), co-starring Bernard Spear, as a Jewish mother and her bachelor son who jointly run a dry-cleaning business. She also appeared in films including Blind Terror (1971), The Black Panther (1977) and Quincy's Quest (1979), and found film success in later years for her performances in An American Werewolf in London (1981) as the conflicted rural barmaid trying to warn off the two doomed American backpackers, in Nuns on the Run (1990) as a formidable nun, and in Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (1991; an American television film), in which she played Dorothy Ireland, the real-life mother of cancer-stricken actress Jill Ireland (played by Jill Clayburgh). Kaye appeared in Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) as Mrs. Pennington, and in Dragonworld (1994) as Mrs. Cosgrove.

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In 1991, Lila played Mrs Daphne Trout in Series Two of the children's BBC TV Series Bodger and Badger.

She appeared as a nurse in a notable Royal Shakespeare Company production of John Vanbrugh's play, The Relapse, at the Aldwych Theatre in London in 1967, alongside, among others, Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart and Ben Kingsley. She debuted the role of Serafima Ilinitchna in Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide (1979). She was part of the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company's epic stage production of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway in 1981.

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Kaye starred in the title role of the short-lived U.S. television series Mama Malone a year later. She made guest appearances on several U.S. television series, such as Murder, She Wrote, Cheers and Dear John (reuniting her with An American Werewolf In London co-star Jenny Agutter). She resided in Florida before returning to Britain. Her last role was in the British television serial Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde in 1998, in which she appeared as "Granny Jekyll". After this role she announced her retirement.

Death

She died in Worthing, Sussex, on 10 January 2012, aged 82, following a long illness, survived by her son and grandchildren.

References

Lila Kaye Wikipedia


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