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Name  Renee Houston
Role  Actress
Books  Don\'t Fence Me in

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Died  February 9, 1980, London, United Kingdom
Spouse  Jack Poulter, Pat Aherne, Donald Stewart
Children  Jean Poulter, Alan Poulter
Movies  Repulsion, The Horse\'s Mouth, Cul‑de‑sac, Carry On at Your Convenience, The Flesh and the Fiends
Similar People  Pat Aherne, Frank Launder, Gerald Thomas, Peter Rogers, Ronald Neame

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Renée Houston (24 July 1902 – 9 February 1980) was a Scottish comedy actress and revue artist who appeared in television and film roles.


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Born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, as Katherina Houston Gribbin she toured music halls and revues with her sister Billie Houston as the "Houston Sisters".

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In 1926, the sisters made a short musical film, the script of which Renee had written. It was produced by Lee De Forest, whose process, Phonofilm, enabled a soundtrack to be played alongside the film (a year before The Jazz Singer).

Houston married three times, the second was to the actor Patrick Aherne, the brother of Brian Aherne. Her third husband was the actor Donald Stewart.

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In her later years, she specialised in "battleaxe" roles, notably as shop steward Vic Spanner's (Kenneth Cope) formidable mother in Carry On at Your Convenience (1971). She published her autobiography in 1974 which was entitled Don't Fence Me In.

Houston was also in the early episodes of radio's The Clitheroe Kid and a regular guest on radio panel show The Petticoat Line chaired by Anona Winn.

She died in London at the age of 77 on 9 February 1980.

Renee Houston At Home (1936)

Selected filmography



  • Maigret (1960) - Madame Ja Ja
  • Z-Cars (1963) - Big Rosie
  • The Saint (1964) - Ida Warshed / Mrs. McAlister
  • Dixon of Dock Green (1966) - Mrs. Loman
  • Doctor in the House (1969) - Mrs. Muir
  • Special Branch (1973) - Scotswoman
  • References

    Renée Houston Wikipedia