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Valerie Hobson

  • Apr 14, 1917 - Nov 13, 1998 (age 81)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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1998
Valerie Hobson
PersonalNovember 1998

Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson passed away.
1955
David Profumo
ChildOctober 1955

David Profumo

David John Profumo, FRSL (born 20 October 1955), is an …
David John Profumo, FRSL (born 20 October 1955), is an English novelist. Profumo was born in London, the son of former British government minister John Profumo and his wife, actress Valerie Hobson. The Profumo family is of Italian origin. David Profumo would have succeeded his father as 6th Baron Profumo in the nobility of the Kingdom of Sardinia, if the nobility of Italy had not been legally abolished after WW2. Like his father, he does not use this title.
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1954
John Profumo
MarriageDecember 1954

John Profumo

John Dennis Profumo, CBE (30 January 1915 – 9 March …
John Dennis Profumo, CBE (30 January 1915 – 9 March 2006) was a British politician whose career ended in 1963 after a sexual relationship with the 19-year-old model Christine Keeler in 1961. The scandal, which became known as the Profumo affair, led to his resignation from the Conservative government of Harold MacMillan.
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Knave of Hearts
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MovieMay 19, 1954

Knave of Hearts

From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" …
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, ...
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1953
Background
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MovieNov 3, 1953

Background

In post-war London, upper-middle class barrister John Lomax …
In post-war London, upper-middle class barrister John Lomax and his wife Barbie decide after several years of constant bickering to divorce. They underestimate the effect of their ...
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John Profumo
Relationship1953

John Profumo

John Dennis Profumo, CBE (30 January 1915 – 9 March …
John Dennis Profumo, CBE (30 January 1915 – 9 March 2006) was a British politician whose career ended in 1963 after a sexual relationship with the 19-year-old model Christine Keeler in 1961. The scandal, which became known as the Profumo affair, led to his resignation from the Conservative government of Harold MacMillan.
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1952
The Voice of Merrill
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MovieDec 1, 1952

The Voice of Merrill

The story of four people directly and indirectly involved with …
The story of four people directly and indirectly involved with the murder of a female blackmailer. The three male suspects are the girl's publisher employer; an up-and-coming writer (Edward...
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Meet Me Tonight
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MovieSep 9, 1952

Meet Me Tonight

An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red …
An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who ...
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Who Goes There!
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MovieJun 10, 1952

Who Goes There!

"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might …
"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might be a better title for this film that the two it has. A private in the Guards is forced to leave his girl friend in the (not-for-long) empty house of a high-ranking civil servant. The son discovers her and promptly falls in love. When the daughter returns, she decides that it would be best if the girl got together with her boy friend, not realizing that the sentry has worshipped her from afar, the daughter. A further complication is that the sentry's commanding officer is in love with her also.
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The Card
MovieFeb 25, 1952

The Card

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to …
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ...
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1951
Mark Havelock-Allan
ChildApril 1951

Mark Havelock-Allan

Mark Havelock-Allan born.
1950
The Man of Destiny
MovieMar 21, 1950

The Man of Destiny

A young officer - Napoleon Bonaparte - is beguiled by a …
A young officer - Napoleon Bonaparte - is beguiled by a mysterious lady. Is she a spy?
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1949
The Rocking Horse Winner
MovieNov 30, 1949

The Rocking Horse Winner

In London, the young Paul …
In London, the young Paul Grahame lives with his upper class, but financially broken family. His wasteful mother Hester Grahame is a compulsive buyer, spending all the family money on new expensive dresses, jewels, and objects for their house. His father Richard Grahame is a gambler, losing money in the horse races. His uncle Oscar Cresswell is permanently covering the Grahame family debts. When the servant Bassett is hired, Paul finds that he can predict the winner of the horse races by rocking his wooden horse. Paul asks Bassett to become his partner. The two of them bet their money on the races. Paul wants to prove that he is lucky in order to silence the house, which perpetually whispers to him that it needs more money.
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The Interrupted Journey
MovieOct 12, 1949

The Interrupted Journey

When John North, a budding …
When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publisher's wife, he sets in motion a series of events that lead to a train crash, a murder, and a police manhunt, but all is not what it seems.
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Train of Events
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MovieAug 16, 1949

Train of Events

Train of Events is a 1949 British portmanteau film made by …
Train of Events is a 1949 British portmanteau film made by Ealing Studios and directed by Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton and Basil Dearden. It begins with a train that crashes into a stalled petrol tanker at a level crossing, and then flashes back and tells four different stories about some of the passengers before the crash.
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Kind Hearts and Coronets
MovieJun 21, 1949

Kind Hearts and Coronets

A distant poor relative of the …
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
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1948
The Small Voice
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MovieNov 9, 1948

The Small Voice

The British writer Murray Byrne and his wife Eleanor stop to help …
The British writer Murray Byrne and his wife Eleanor stop to help two men in a car crash only to find they are criminals on the run. These criminals, the desperate Boke and his fellow fugitive Jim, hold Murray and Eleanor hostage in their country cottage.
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Blanche Fury
MovieFeb 18, 1948

Blanche Fury

The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to …
The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself.
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1946
Great Expectations
MovieDec 16, 1946

Great Expectations

As a young orphan boy, Pip lives with Joe Gargery, the local …
As a young orphan boy, Pip lives with Joe Gargery, the local blacksmith, and his shrewish wife. He's not yet fourteen-years-old, at which point he will begin his apprenticeship as a blacksmith, so he lives a carefree life. He meets two people who will have a great impact on his future: an escaped convict from a prison ship destined to Australia, and Estella, a young girl who lives with Miss Havisham in a dusty falling down old mansion. After several years, Pip receives tremendous news: a secret benefactor has decided to fund his becoming a gentleman, and Pip promptly moves to London, where he shares rooms with Mr. Pocket and learns to become a man of great expectations, all on the two hundred fifty pounds sterling per year he receives from his benefactor. He also becomes a snob however, something that shames him later on. As he learns the identity of his secret benefactor, he also learns the true meaning of joy and life.
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The Years Between
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MovieApr 3, 1946

The Years Between

An MP who had been reportedly killed in action during the …
An MP who had been reportedly killed in action during the war, unexpectedly returns to his family, only to find that his wife has been persuaded to take his seat in the House of Commons.
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1944
Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan
ChildMay 1944

Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan

Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan born.
1943
The Adventures of Tartu
MovieSep 24, 1943

The Adventures of Tartu

1940. Captain Terence …
1940. Captain Terence Stevenson with the British Army is part of the bomb disposal unit in London, his primary job to defuse them. Despite having no experience as a spy, he is asked by his ...
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1942
Unpublished Story
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MovieAug 10, 1942

Unpublished Story

A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists …
A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists operating in the midst of the Blitz.
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1941
Atlantic Ferry
MovieSep 6, 1941

Atlantic Ferry

After their state-of-the-art steamship the Gigantic sinks …
After their state-of-the-art steamship the Gigantic sinks minutes after being launched, the MacIver brothers of Liverpool begin to plan for the future of their company. David takes a business-like approach and eventually joins forces with former rivals but decides the expensive gamble of steamships is not they way to go. Charles embarks on a different course -- sailing on a doomed ship to America to forge an alliance with Samuel Cunard. Eventually brothers are reunited in their bid to gain the mail contract from the British government, although their relationship might not last since each is in love with Mary, the daughter of one of their backers.
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1940
Contraband
MovieMar 25, 1940

Contraband

Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in …
Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.
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1939
The Spy in Black
MovieAug 3, 1939

The Spy in Black

The Spy in Black (US: U-Boat 29) is a 1939 British film, and the …
The Spy in Black (US: U-Boat 29) is a 1939 British film, and the first collaboration between the British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They were brought together by Alexander Korda to make the World War I spy thriller by Joseph Storer Clouston into a film. Powell and Pressburger eventually made over 20 films during the course of their partnership.
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This Man in Paris
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MovieJul 1, 1939

This Man in Paris

A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a …
A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters.
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Anthony Havelock-Allan
MarriageApril 1939

Anthony Havelock-Allan

Sir Anthony James Allan …
Sir Anthony James Allan Havelock-Allan, 4th Baronet (28 February 1904 – 11 January 2003) was a British film producer and screenwriter whose credits included This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, and Ryan's Daughter.
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The Silent Battle
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MovieMar 1, 1939

The Silent Battle

Aboard a continental express train, Draguisha is the instrument …
Aboard a continental express train, Draguisha is the instrument of a terrorist revolutionary party which seeks to kill the prime minister of Bosnia, free its political prisoners, among whom is Draguisha's father, and thusly precipitate a war in Europe. Jacques Salvin, a member of the French secret police, foils the plot and returns Draguisha to the protective arms of Bordier, her fiancée and a French newspaperman.
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Q Planes
MovieFeb 21, 1939

Q Planes

A quirky British Secret Service Agent named Major …
A quirky British Secret Service Agent named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.
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1938
This Man Is News
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MovieSep 1, 1938

This Man Is News

David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery …
David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery and subsequent trial, is set free when the turns King's Evidence on the other members. Kier refuses to give reporter Simon ...
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The Drum
MovieApr 1, 1938

The Drum

During the British Raj, Captain Carruthers works under …
During the British Raj, Captain Carruthers works under cover to track smuggled shipments of arms on the restless Northwest Frontier of India. He fears a full-scale rebellion is brewing. To ...
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Henry IV
MovieMar 22, 1938

Henry IV

Henry IV released.
1937
When Thief Meets Thief
MovieMar 5, 1937

When Thief Meets Thief

A London cat burglar …
A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.
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1936
No Escape
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MovieNov 27, 1936

No Escape

No Escape is a 1936 British thriller film directed by Norman Lee …
No Escape is a 1936 British thriller film directed by Norman Lee and starring Valerie Hobson, Leslie Perrins and Robert Cochran. The screenplay concerns a man who attempts to hide his friend for a month.
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Tugboat Princess
MovieOct 15, 1936

Tugboat Princess

Another of the "run-away" productions made by …
Another of the "run-away" productions made by Columbia in Canada in the mid-30's designed to either comply with or to circumvent the British Quota Law of the period, with Walter C. Kelly ...
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Secret of Stamboul
MovieOct 6, 1936

Secret of Stamboul

Secret of Stamboul, also known as The Spy in White, is a 1936 …
Secret of Stamboul, also known as The Spy in White, is a 1936 British thriller film, taken from the novel The Eunuch of Stamboul by Dennis Wheatley, directed by Andrew Marton and starring Valerie Hobson, James Mason and Frank Vosper. It was made at Shepperton Studios. The screenplay concerns a British agent who tries to thwart a revolution.
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August Weekend
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MovieFeb 18, 1936

August Weekend

At a high-society dinner party, a wealthy, older and married …
At a high-society dinner party, a wealthy, older and married man sets his sights on a beautiful young girl who's loved by a younger and not-so-wealthy man.
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1935
The Great Impersonation
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MovieDec 9, 1935

The Great Impersonation

Baron Leopold von …
Baron Leopold von Ragastein impersonates his noble lookalike Sir Everard Dominey at the vast Dominey Hall, where strange things are afoot in pre-WW1 England.
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Chinatown Squad
MovieMay 31, 1935

Chinatown Squad

Chinatown serves as the location where a Communist agent …
Chinatown serves as the location where a Communist agent has been killed after he has been caught stealing money. The money was collected from Chinese people living in America. The police chase many leads and suspects until the killer is caught through the efforts of an ex-policeman turned bus driver.
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Werewolf of London
MovieMay 13, 1935

Werewolf of London

While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is …
While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark by a strange animal. Returning to London, he finds himself turning nightly into a werewolf and terrorizing the city, with the only hope for curing his affliction a rare Asian flower.
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Bride of Frankenstein
MovieApr 19, 1935

Bride of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley, author of …
Mary Shelley, author of "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus," reveals to Percy Shelley and Lord Byron that Henry Frankenstein and his Monster did not die. Both lived, and went on to even stranger misadventures than before. As the new story begins, Henry wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful life with his new bride. But his old professor, the sinister Dr. Pretorius, now disgraced, appears unexpectedly. Eventually, he and the Monster blackmail him into continuing his work. The Monster wants his creator to build him a friend; and Pretorius wants to see dead tissue become a living woman. Henry is forced to give his creature a bride.
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Oh, What a Night
MovieMar 1, 1935

Oh, What a Night

Oh, What a Night is a 1935 British comedy film directed by …
Oh, What a Night is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Frank Richardson and starring Nina Boucicault, James Carew and Valerie Hobson. It was a quota quickie made at Wembley Studios.
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Rendezvous at Midnight
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MovieFeb 11, 1935

Rendezvous at Midnight

There are plenty of suspects …
There are plenty of suspects when an unscrupulous, blackmailing businessman turns up dead, especially the Police Commissioner's current paramour, who actually confessed to the killing before it was committed.
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood
MovieFeb 4, 1935

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood …
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a 1935 American mystery-drama film directed by Stuart Walker and starring Claude Rains in the role of the villainous John Jasper. It is the third film adaptation and first sound film version of Charles Dickens's unfinished novel of the same name. Filmed by Universal Pictures, it co-stars Douglass Montgomery and Valerie Hobson (the future Estella of David Lean's 1946 Great Expectations), and featured David Manners as Edwin Drood. Stuart Walker had previously directed a little-known 1934 film adaptation of Great Expectations. The film's script provides an ending to the original unfinished novel, solving the mystery of the fate of Edwin Drood.
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Life Returns
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MovieJan 2, 1935

Life Returns

A doctor who has spent his career working on ways to revive …
A doctor who has spent his career working on ways to revive the dead sees his chance to prove his theory by performing his procedures on a recently deceased dog.
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1934
Strange Wives
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MovieDec 10, 1934

Strange Wives

Strange Wives is a 1934 American comedy film directed by …
Strange Wives is a 1934 American comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe, written by James Mulhauser, Barry Trivers and Gladys Buchanan Unger, and starring Roger Pryor, June Clayworth, Esther Ralston, Hugh O'Connell, Ralph Forbes and Cesar Romero. It was released on December 10, 1934, by Universal Pictures.
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Great Expectations
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MovieOct 22, 1934

Great Expectations

9 year old 'Pip' Pirrip, an orphan living with relatives, aids and …
9 year old 'Pip' Pirrip, an orphan living with relatives, aids and befriends an escaped convict on the moors, an act that will have a profound effect on his life.
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Badger's Green
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MovieSep 1, 1934

Badger's Green

A picturesque village is threatened with redevelopment by a …
A picturesque village is threatened with redevelopment by a speculative builder, leading to widespread protest. In the end the builder agrees to settle the future of the village on the result of a cricket match.
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Two Hearts in Waltz Time
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MovieApr 1, 1934

Two Hearts in Waltz Time

Two Hearts in Waltz Time is …
Two Hearts in Waltz Time is a 1934 British musical romance film directed by Carmine Gallone and Joe May and starring Carl Brisson, Frances Day, Bert Coote and Roland Culver. A composer falls in love with the star of an opera company. The music is by Robert Stolz, originally written for a German version in 1930.
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The Path of Glory
MovieMar 16, 1934

The Path of Glory

The Path of Glory is a 1934 British comedy film directed by …
The Path of Glory is a 1934 British comedy film directed by Dallas Bower and starring Maurice Evans, Valerie Hobson, Felix Aylmer, Henry Daniell and Athole Stewart. Two European countries plan a war, both hoping to lose it.
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1933
Eyes of Fate
MovieDec 1, 1933

Eyes of Fate

Eyes of Fate is a 1933 British sports fantasy film directed …
Eyes of Fate is a 1933 British sports fantasy film directed by Ivar Campbell and starring Allan Jeayes, Valerie Hobson and Terence De Marney. It is a quota quickie, made at Shepperton Studios. It is also known by the alternative title of All the Winners.
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1917
Valerie Hobson
BirthApril 1917

Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson was born.
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