Valerie Hobson

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Birthday
14, 1917
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Nov 13, 1998 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1917
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Nov 13, 1998 (81)

About

Perhaps most well known for her roles in the films Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Great Expectations (1946), and Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), she is also remembered for her leading role in the original London production of the musical The King and I.

Before Fame

She made her cinematic debut with an uncredited role in the 1932 feature His Lordship.

Trivia

Early in her career, she shared the silver screen with actor Henry Hull in the Universal Pictures film Werewolf of London.

Family Life

After divorcing movie producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, she married high-ranking government official John Profumo. Over the course of her two marriages, she had three sons: Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan, Mark Havelock-Allan, and memoirist David Profumo.

Associated With

Hobson's second husband's high-profile, political career-ending affair with showgirl Christine Keeler inspired an Andrew Lloyd Webber theatrical production titled Stephen Ward the Musical. In the 2013 London West End premiere of this musical, actress Joanna Riding portrayed the character based on Valerie Hobson.