Moyra Fraser - biography

Actor from United Kingdom,Australia

Moyra Fraser (3 December 1923 – 13 December 2009) was an Australian-born British actress and ballet dancer, who is best known for playing Penny in the long-running sitcom As Time Goes By. Her sister was the actress Shelagh Fraser. She married author Douglas Sutherland, with whom she had a daughter, and Old Etonian Roger Lubbock, by whom she had two sons. Moyra Fraser was born in Sydney, Australia on 3 December 1923 and with her family emigrated to the United Kingdom in June 1924. Her father was a director of Mappin & Webb. She left school at 14 to take up a scholarship with Sadler's Wells Ballet, where she was befriended by Robert Helpmann. Fraser joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet after training, dancing the title role in Giselle, the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Princess and creating the role of Hope in The Quest (Ashton/Walton after Spenser). She left the company to play the principal role in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre, London. Following that Fraser appeared as Venus in The Olympians at Covent Garden, and starred in many plays and pantomimes. These included Girl in the Window and the musical romance Golden City; she was in the revue Airs on a Shoestring at the Royal Court  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1923-12-03
Place of birth
Sydney
Nationality
United Kingdom,Australia
Spouse(s)
Douglas Sutherland Roger Lubbock
Children
Paul Lubbock Carol Sutherland Guy Lubbock
Siblings
Shelagh Fraser
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads

Death

Date of death
2009-12-13
Place of death
England

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