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date: 28 February 2021

Hird, Dame Thoralocked

  • Dennis Barker


Hird, Dame Thora (1911–2003), actress and broadcaster, was born on 28 May 1911 at 49 Cheapside, Morecambe, Lancashire, the younger daughter and youngest of three children of James Henry Hird, theatrical manager, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Mayor, mezzo-soprano and actress. She described her family life in one of her autobiographies as 'one of the happiest in the world' (...

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