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Posts tagged ‘Barbara Mullen’

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Barbara Mullen

 

Barbara Mullen

 

Barbara Mullen was born in 1914 in Boston U.S.A of parents who came from the Aran Islands.   When she was 24 she wrote her autobiography “Life Is My Adventure”.   In 1935 she became an overnight star on the London stage with her performance in the lead in the play “Jeannie”.   She later replaced Celia Johnson in the London stage adaptation of Daphene Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”.   Her greatest fame though came from the long-running BBC series “Dr Finlay’s Casebook” where she played the housekeper Janet.   The series ran from 1962 until 1971 and then ran on radio until 1978.   Barbara Mullen died in 1979.   Interview from 1974 in “The Catholic Herald” can be accessed here.   Good biography on Oxford database here.