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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.


1946 29 Years Old The latter half of the 1940s saw Hobson in perhaps her two most memorable roles: as the adult Estella in David Lean's 1946 adaptation of Great Expectations, and as the refined and virtuous Edith D'Ascoyne in the 1949 black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets.


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, film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003), and married MP John Profumo (1915–2006) in 1954, giving up acting shortly afterwards. … Read More


1963 46 Years Old 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, she stood by him, and they worked together for charity for the remainder of her life, though she did miss their more public life.


1998 82 Years Old She died of a heart attack in London in 1998 and is buried in Surrey, England.
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