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Submitted by Neal Lofthouse
From the programme of a performance of "Oh Clarence"
at the New Theatre, Bromley on 23rd November 1970
Ursula Jeans was born in India but was educated in London, studying for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She made her first stage appearance in 1925 at Wyndham's Theatre in London in Cobra. Thereafter she appeared in many plays including Samson and Delilah, Chance Acquaintance, High Treason, Apron Strings and Grand Hotel. In 1933 she made her first appearance on the New York stage in Late One Evening and on her return to England joined the Old Vic and Sadlers Wells Company playing in Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, Henry VIII, The Importance of Being Earnest and many many others. During the war Miss Jeans toured for E.N.S.A. in Dear Brutus, Watch On The Rhine, etc. After the war she continued on the British stage and in 1956-58 toured Australia and New Zealand with her husband in The Reluctant Debutante. Ursula Jeans commenced her film career in A Gypsy Cavalier and has since appeared in numerous films and in many T.V. plays for the B.B.C.