Jill Bennett

Actress

1931-1990

British actress Jill Bennett trained at the Amersham Repertory and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her film debut in 1952's Moulin Rouge occurred shortly after her London stage bow. Married for several years to playwright John Osborne, Ms. Bennett starred in several of Osborne's plays, winning an Evening Standard award and a Variety Club of Britain Award for her performance in Time Present. Continually busy, Ms. Bennett described her notion of heaven as "to be eternally rehearsing." Jill Bennett committed suicide in 1990 at the age of 58.

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