Enid Stamp Taylor

Enid Georgiana Stamp Taylor (12 June 1904 – 13 January 1946) was an English actress.[3] Her childhood home was 17, Percy Avenue, in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, in what is now Tyne and Wear.

Enid Stamp Taylor
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Enid Georgiana Stamp Taylor

(1904-06-12)12 June 1904
Died13 January 1946(1946-01-13) (aged 41)
Years active1922–1946
Spouse(s)Sydney Colton (1929-1946; her death); 1 child

Taylor first became known when she won a beauty pageant at a young age and this led to parts in musical comedies on stage, including The Cabaret Girl (1922), in which she was billed as simply "Enid Taylor". She progressed to film, appearing in Alfred Hitchcock's Easy Virtue (1928),[4] Queen of Hearts (1934), and The Wicked Lady (1945).[5]

The Stamp part of her name was included as a middle name; it was her grandmother's maiden name. Taylor married Sidney Colton and they had a daughter called Robin Anne[6] who was born in 1933.[7] Her marriage to Colton was dissolved in 1936.[8] On 9 January 1946 she fell in the bathroom of her Park Lane flat and suffered a fractured skull.[9] She was unconscious for three days; she woke briefly following two operations at St George's Hospital in Wimbledon to remove a blood clot to her brain, but died on the 13 January,[8] two months after the release of her penultimate film, The Wicked Lady.[10]

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  1. ^ "Search Results for England & Wales Births 1837-2006".
  2. ^ "Search Results for England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007".
  3. ^ "Enid Stamp-Taylor".
  4. ^ "Enid Stamp-Taylor | BFI".
  5. ^ "Enid Stamp Taylor - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie".
  6. ^ "Person - National Portrait Gallery".
  7. ^ "NPG x85763; Enid Stamp-Taylor; Robin Anne Tortise (née Colton) - Portrait - National Portrait Gallery".
  8. ^ a b "Miss Enid Stamp Taylor Dead". The Scotsman. 14 January 1946. p. 3. Retrieved 6 May 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "ENID STAMP-TAYLOR BRITISH ACTRESS, 41; Star in Musical Comedies Is Dead of Fall Injuries--Also Appeared in Several Films - The New York Times".
  10. ^ "Picture Preview". Dundee Evening Telegraph. 29 December 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 6 May 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ transmitted in UK, Talking Pictures tv 16 Feb.2017 at 21.10

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