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Edna Best

Edna Best

Edna Best (March 3, 1900 - September 18, 1974) was a British actress.

Born in Hove, England, Best entered films in 1921. She is best remembered for her role as the mother in the original 1934 film version of Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. Among her other film credits are Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939), Swiss Family Robinson (1940), The Late George Apley and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (both 1947).

She received a nomination for an Emmy Award in 1957 for her role in This Happy Breed.

She was married to the actor Herbert Marshall from 1928 until 1940. They were the parents of the actress Sarah Marshall.

Edna Best has star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures at 6124 Hollywood Boulevard.

She died in Geneva, Switzerland.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Edna Best Facts

Birth NameEdna Hove
OccupationActress
BirthdayMarch 3, 1900
SignPisces
BirthplaceHove, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathSeptember 18, 1974 (age 74)
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Edna Best compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Hitchcock Collection
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Iron Curtain
Dispatch from Reuters, A
Intermezzo
Alfred Hitchcock Thrillers
Alfred Hitchcock Collection
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