Christine Norden
British actor
Christine Norden
Christine Norden was a British actress.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 63
    Following her death, part of the planet Venus was named after her in 1988, as a tribute to her reputation of Britain's first postwar sex symbol.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1977
    Age 52
    Norden married five times, the first to bandleader Norman Cole, by whom she had a son, Michael. Her other husbands included British film director Jack Clayton and musician Herbert Hect. Her 1977 biography, The Champagne Days Are Over, also detailed other romantic links.
    More Details Hide Details She died in Middlesex, aged 63, from pneumonia following heart bypass surgery. Her widower was George Heselden, a retired mathematician who used to work for the Ministry of Defence. Actress June Mitchell (1933–2009) was Norden's sister.
  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 42
    She also caused a sensation in 1967, when she became the first actress to appear topless on Broadway, in the comedy Scuba Duba.
    More Details Hide Details The actress returned to London in the 1970s, to work on stage, screen, and television, but retained an apartment in New York - where she held several exhibitions of her paintings in Manhattan.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 35
    She went on to become an American citizen in 1960, starring on Broadway in the musical Tenderloin at around the same time.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 27
    After appearing in ten films within five years, Norden left Britain for America in 1952, where she settled in New York and married her third husband, US Air Force sergeant Mitchell Dodge.
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  • 1949
    Age 24
    She won a British National Film Award in 1949 for that performance.
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    Her best-known appearances were in An Ideal Husband, Mine Own Executioner and the 1949 film Saints and Sinners.
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  • 1947
    Age 22
    Her screen debut was as a nightclub singer in the 1947 film Night Beat.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with the Sunderland Echo on June 3, 1952, she said: "Please don't refer to me as the girl who was discovered in a cinema queue. I'm so tired of that tag. You see, nobody believes it, and it aggravates me so much because it happens to be true."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on December 28, 1924.
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