Mary Ure(1933-1975), Actress
(Eileen) Mary Ure
Sitter in 12 portraits
Born in Glasgow, Mary Ure made her London stage debut as Amanda in Jean Anouilh's Time Remembered (1954). Firstly married to playwright John Osborne, and then to actor Robert Shaw, with whom she had four children. Ure starred as Alison Porter in Osborne's Look Back in Anger on stage (1956) and on film (1958). Other performances include her Oscar-nominated role in Sons and Lovers (1960), as Mrs Custer with Robert Shaw in Custer of the West (1964), and as the principal female lead with Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968).
by Norman Parkinson
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