Titled smith marries actress

The April 17 1928 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this brief notice about a British aristocrat who had married a young actress:


Hermione Baddeley (1906-1986) went on to have a distinguished career in movies and television. Among other roles, she played Mrs. Cratchit in the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, and a housekeeper in the TV series Maude. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Room At The Top (1959), despite her part lasting only 2 minutes and 32 seconds.

The article on the marriage of David Tennant (misspelled in the article) and Ms. Baddeley doesn’t mention that she was an hour late for the wedding, having misremembered the time of the ceremony. This might have been foreshadowing: the couple divorced in 1937, but apparently remained good friends.

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