Dinah Sheridan

Last updated 09 January 2020

Dinah Sheridan (1920-2012)
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Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg

Born: Friday 17th September 1920
Died: Sunday 25th November 2012 (age: 92)


Dinah Sheridan was a popular film actress of the 1940s, whose career culminated in the successful 1953 movie Genevieve. Retiring upon marrying her second husband Sir John Davis, the President of the Rank Organisation, she was later to return to acting after they divorced, which included a role in The Railway Children (which also starred Bernard Cribbins).

As well as Doctor Who, other notable television roles include Angela Latimer in Don't Wait Up (which co-starred Nigel Havers) and Frances Savage in The Winning Streak. She was the subject of This Is Your Lifein 1979.