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Nova Pilbeam

15 November 1939 to 16 July 2015

A British actress who worked twice with Alfred Hitchcock on The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and Young and Innocent (1937), Pilbeam narrowly missed out on the lead role in Rebecca (1940) despite being favoured by producer David O Selznick. Other notable credits included Tudor Rose (1936) and The Next of Kin (1942).

Read Nova Pilbeam's Guardian obituary here