Valerie Hobson

Born Apr 14, 1917

Valerie Hobson was a British actress who appeared in a number of British films during the 1940s and 1950s. She was born Babette Valerie Louise Hobson in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Her second husband was a Government Minister, John Profumo, who was the subject of a sensational sex scandal in 1963.… Read More

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1917 Birth Born on April 14, 1917.


1935 18 Years Old In 1935, still in her teens, she appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. … Read More


1944 27 Years Old Hobson's eldest son, Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan, was born in May 1944 with Down syndrome.


1951 34 Years Old Her middle child, Mark Havelock-Allan, was born on 4 April 1951 and became a judge. … Read More
1952 35 Years Old In 1952 she divorced her first husband, the film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003).
1953 36 Years Old Hobson's last starring role was in the original London production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical play The King and I, which opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on 8 October 1953. She played Mrs. Anna Leonowens opposite Herbert Lom's King. The show ran for 926 performances. After Profumo's ministerial career ended in disgrace in 1963, following revelations he had lied to the House of Commons about his affair with Christine Keeler, Hobson stood by him; and they worked together for charity for the remainder of her life, though she did miss their more public life.
1954 37 Years Old In 1954, she married John Profumo (1915–2006), an MP, giving up acting shortly afterwards.


1963 46 Years Old …  Her second husband was John Profumo, a government minister who became the subject of a sensational sex scandal in 1963.


1998 82 Years Old Died on November 13, 1998.
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