Malyon, Eily (1879–1961)

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Malyon, Eily (1879–1961)

English-born character actress. Born Eily Sophie Lees-Craston, Oct 30, 1879, in London, England; died Sept 26, 1961, in South Pasadena, CA; dau. of Harry Lees-Craston and Agnes Thomas (actress).

Began career on stage; made film debut in Born to Love (1931), followed by 80 films, including Great Expectations (as Sarah Pocket), Clive of India, A Tale of Two Cities (as Mrs. Cruncher), The Little Princess, On Borrowed Time, Young Tom Edison, The Seventh Cross and Paris Underground; probably best-remembered as the Housekeeper in Going My Way.

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