Cicely Courtneidge was born on April 1, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge. She was an actress, known for The L-Shaped Room (1962),The Perfect Gentleman (1935) and Along Came Sally (1934). She was married to Jack Hulbert. She died on April 26, 1980 in London, England.
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1951 King’s Honours List before being awarded Dame Commander of the the Order of the British Empire in the 1972 Queen’s Honours List for her services to drama.
Daughter of actor-manager Robert Courtneidge (????-6 April 1939)
She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium in Golders Green, London, England.
With her husband Jack Hulbert formed one of the most successful and popular music comedy teams in 1930’s Britain. The couple met in 1913 during a joint performance and married three years later. Over the next decade, they appeared in theatres and music halls nationwide, subsequently making the transition to films. After World War II, Cicely embarked on a solo career as a straight actress, often as aunts or grandmothers. One of her best performances was in the drama The L-Shaped Room (1962).