Jill Balcon

Born Jan 3, 1925

Jill Angela Henriette Balcon was an English film and radio actress. She made her film debut in Nicholas Nickleby, though she was best known for her stage, television and radio work. Balcon was born in Westminster, London, the daughter of Aileen Freda Leatherman (1904–1988) and Michael Balcon. Her family was Jewish, and originated in Lithuania on her father's side and Poland on her mother's. Balcon attended Roedean.… Read More

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1925 Birth Born on January 3, 1925.


1951 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1951, Balcon married Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis, who was 21 years her senior and was married when they began their relationship. … Read More


2009 85 Years Old Balcon died of a brain tumour on 18 July 2009, aged 84.
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