Sonia Dresdel

Sonia Dresdel
Sonia Dresdel

Sonia Dresdel was born in the East Riding of Yorkshire in 1909.   Among her films are “While I Live”, “The Fallen Idol”, “The Clouded Yellow” with Jean Simmons and “Public Eye”.   She died in 1976.

IMDB entry:

Sonia Dresdel was born on May 5, 1909 in Hornsea, Yorkshire, England as Lois Obee. She was an actress, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) andWhile I Live (1947). She died on January 18, 1976 in Canterbury, Kent, England.

Sharp-featured Shakespearean stage actress of commanding presence. She first made headlines on the London stage as “Hedda Gabbler” at the Westminster Theatre in 1943. Her subsequent roles confined her to intense or neurotic characters in classic plays, often at the Old Vic. On screen, she was typically cast as villainesses – most memorably asRalph Richardson‘s evil wife in The Fallen Idol (1948). Her most productive period was in the early 1950’s. She later declined a number of job offers she felt were unworthy of her talents and switched her attention to theatre management and direction.
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