“Forgotten Hollywood”- Labor Party Oscar Winner…

Posted on June 15, 2023 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Glenda Jackson CBE was an two-time Oscar-winning British actress and politician. She was appointed CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 1978. Jackson temporarily retired from acting in 1991 in order to devote her efforts to politics full-time as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Highgate.  After her quarter of a century absence from performing, she returned to Broadway.  GLENDA JACKSON –>

“`After winning a scholarship, Jackson studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1954. Despite unsuccessfully earning a spot for the Royal Shakespeare Company, she made her cinematic debut in This Sporting Life The theatre group eventually reconsidered and invited her to become a member.

“`Her sublime effort in Ken Russell’s motion picture adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love led to her first Academy Award for Best Actress. She followed with a second Oscar a few years later for her performance in A Touch of Class. Her career included memorable roles in Sunday Bloody Sunday, Mary Queen of Scots, House Calls, Hedda and Hopscotch.

“`In memory of her passing, the BBC broadcast This Cultural Life, her interview with John Wilson first shown in October, 2022.  It was followed by her Emmy-winning turn in the 2019 drama Elizabeth is Missing.

“`Glenda Jackson was eighty-seven.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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