Born in Morcambe, Lancs, as the daughter of theatrical parents, Thora Hird first appeared on the stage at the age of eight weeks in the arms of her mother. In 1931 she joined Morcambe Rep. was "discovered" by Ealing Studios and put under contract. Later she became contracted to the Rank Organization. With many films under her belt she moved to television with the comedy series "Meet the Wife" and "The First Lady". She has become even more popular in recent years with 11 years of presenting "Praise Be", regular appearances on "Last of the Summer Wine" and many plays with Alan Bennett.
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Dame Thora Hird is one of Britain's finest character actresses, who has enjoyed ever more success as she has reached and passed her eightieth birthday. She is particularly well known for her part in 'Last of the Summer Wine' on BBC1 and in Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' series, for which she won a BAFTA award. She is the presenter of 'Praise Be !' on BBC1, and has written nine books to date for HarperCollins with sales at around 110,000 for the series.
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Book Description Fount, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006279295