1920 - Beryl Reid, born on the 17th of June in Hereford, Herefordshire, WC England, UK. A commediane and an actress.
1936 - She made her first stage appearance at a concert party.
- She left home at the age of 16 to go and work in a shop, where she lasted six weeks.
1952 - 1956 - The radio series Educating Archie, established her in the comic character of schoolgirl Monica, and her other creations include the Midlands teddy-girl Marlene.
1965 - The Killing of Sister George, brought her recognition as a serious actress.
1968 - She won a Tony award for its Broadway production of The Killing of Sister George, repeating her role on film.
- In demand for eccentric character roles, her films include Star!.
1969 - Starred in the film Entertaining Mr Sloane.
1982 - She received a British Academy Award for her role in the television series Smiley's People.
1984 - Her autobiography, So Much Love, appeared.
1996 - She died following knee surgery, aged 76, on the 13th of October.
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