|Full Name Patsy Sloots|
Name Susan Shaw
|Years active 1946–63|
Children Mark Colleano
|Born 29 August 1929 (1929-08-29) West Norwood, London, England, UK|
Died November 27, 1978, Middlesex
Spouse Ronald Rowson (m. 1959–1960), Bonar Colleano (m. 1954–1958), Albert Lieven (m. 1949–1953)
Movies Fire Maidens from Oute, It Always Rains on Sunday, Pool of London, Here Come the Huggetts, The Huggetts Abroad
Similar People Bonar Colleano, Albert Lieven, Robert Hamer, Mark Colleano, Ken Annakin
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Susan Shaw (29 August 1929 – 27 November 1978) was an English actress.
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- SUSAN SHAW TRIBUTE
- Life and career
- Critical assessment
SUSAN SHAW TRIBUTE
Life and career
Shaw began her film career in 1946 when she was signed to a contract by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation and trained at their "charm school". Her early career showed promise, and Shaw's popularity was established in such films as the Huggetts Trilogy with Jack Warner.
Her marriage to Albert Lieven, with whom she had a daughter, ended in divorce in 1953, and in 1954 she married the actor Bonar Colleano, with whom she had featured in the film Pool of London (1951). In 1955, their son Mark was born and in 1958 Colleano was killed in a traffic collision. Badly affected by Colleano's death, Shaw began to drink heavily and, unable to care for her son because of her emerging alcoholism, she gave him to her grandmother to raise.
She resumed her career, but was unable to sustain it and made her final acting appearance in 1963. She died of cirrhosis of the liver and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, North London. The Rank Organisation paid for her funeral.
The film historians Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane praise the "sulky, spiky tenacity that differentiated her from many of her contemporaries".