(April) Aileen Freda Balcon (n?e Leatherman), Lady Balcon(1904-1988), Wife of Michael Balcon; mother of Jill Balcon; daughter of H. Leatherman
Sitter in 4 portraits
Aileen Freda Leatherman was born in Middlesex, but brought up in Johannesburg. In 1924 she married film producer Sir Michael Balcon and had two children: Jill, born 1925, and Jonathan, born 1931. Jill Balcon, became an actress and married future Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis; their son, Daniel Day-Lewis, also became an actor. In 1946 she was appointed MBE for her war work.
by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print, June 1935
by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 9 August 1937
by Tom Blau
bromide press print, 1951
by Chris Ware, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1974
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