Valerie Hobson April 14, 1917 - November 13, 1998 was born as Babette Valerie Louise Hobson in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Valerie Hobson, appeared Bride of Frankenstein (and Contraband, 1940 with Conrad Veidt, who supplied the visage for 'The Man Who Laughs' which was part of the pop image going into the creation of The Joker.)
Valerie Hobson also appeared in a number of well-received British films, such at the D. H. Lawrence tale of a child with full-proof abilities to predict horse-race winners, with nightmarish and tragic results ("The Rocking Horse Winner").
Hobson also appeared in the Alec Guinness comedies "The Card" and the highly regarded black-comedy "Kind Hearts and Coronets" which often shows up in lists of favorite comedies of all time.
Original page Dec 27, 2009 | Updated Sept 2020
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