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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
Martita Hunt's Flat
This is where the quintessential Miss Haversham lived.
Location: 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden, NW1 8TR
Description: Martita Hunt (1889-1969) was an Argentina-born English stage and film actress, best-remembered for her role as the mad, reclusive Miss Havisham in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946).
She was also known for The Brides Dracula (1960), Anastasia (1956) and Becket (1964).
She won a Tony Award in 1949 for Broadway debut as Countess Aurelia in the English-speaking production of The Madwoman of Chaillot.
She died of bronchial asthma here.
Later Margaret Webster also lived here.