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March 28, 1902 - July 7, 1984 - British actress, Oscar nominee in 1945.
She was born in the English city of South Shields in a large family, where besides her there were five more children: her two brothers and three sisters. The father discovered in his daughter a talent for recitation, and at the age of six she was taken as an escort on a horse-drawn carriage, where she brilliantly showed her talent. Flora Robson received her secondary education at Palmers Green School, and after that she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, after which, in 1921, she received a bronze medal.
Her theatrical debut took place in 1921 at the age of 19. For the next two years, she continued to play in theaters in London and Oxford, but a small salary forced her to leave her acting career and work for the next several years in one of the factories in East London. Her acting career resumed in 1929 after friends persuaded her to join the corpse of the Cambridge theater. Soon her first success came to her, and in 1931 Robson made her debut on the big screen. The first notable film role of Flora Robson was the English Queen Elizabeth I in the film "Flame over England" and in the same year she played Livia in the film "I, Claudius" .
1939 was a very successful year for Robson. In addition to her famous roles in her homeland, she was invited to Hollywood, where she played the role of Ellen in Wuthering Heights, as well as Jessica Newcome in We Are Not Alone. In 1940, she again played Queen Elizabeth in the film Sea Hawk. While in the United States, Flora Robson not only acted in films, but in 1940 she also appeared on Broadway in the play Retired Ladies. In 1941, the actress left the United States and returned to Great Britain, where she continued her successful theatrical career in London.
Flora Robson was in the United States for the second time in 1945 on the set of the film Saratoga Railway. For her role as Angelica in this film, the actress was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In subsequent years, she had successful roles in the films Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Black Narcissus (1947) and Romeo and Juliet (1954) .
From the beginning of the 1950s, Robson played more in London theaters, performed in the West End, as well as on Broadway. The last time she appeared on the stage was in 1969, after which she continued her career as an actress on television and in films. Her last film role was the Stygian Witch in the famous Clash of the Titans movie in 1981.
In 1952, the actress was awarded the title of Commander of the British Empire, and in 1960 she was promoted to Dame Commander for her charitable work.
Flora Robson died of cancer on July 7, 1984 at her home in Brighton, surrounded by only two sisters, since she had no family or children.