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Muriel Mary "Oriel Ross" SWINSTEAD

(10 Jun 1902 - 20 Oct 1994)

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"Actress. Born Muriel Swinstead, she trained at the Royal College of Music and made her debut on stage at sixteen in Karel Capek's The Insect Play in 1923. In 1928 she appeared as Nature in Diaghilev 's Ballet Ode and then went to New York, where she appeared on Broadway and in revue and cabaret. She returned to London in 1931 and was in work throughout the 1930s and 40s, when she was a member of Lilian Baylis's Old Vic Company. She was married to the 8th Earl Poulett from 1935 to 1941"


Birth10 Jun 1902Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
Baptism6 Jul 1902Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
Census1911Chalgrove Vicarage, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
Occupation1931 - 1946Actress
MarriageAbt Apr 1935Knightsbridge, Middlesex, England - Lord George Amias Fitzwarrine POULETT
Travel aboard8 Sep 1936South Africa
Travel aboard-shared8 Sep 1936(Muriel Mary "Oriel Ross" SWINSTEAD) South Africa
1939 Registration (England & Wales)1939Actress - 20 Cavendish Avenue, St Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Divorce1941Lord George Amias Fitzwarrine POULETT
Death20 Oct 1994Hoxne, Suffolk, England
Probate1 Dec 1994Winchester, Hampshire, England
Title (Nobility)Lady Poulett