Martita Hunt

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Martita Hunt is an English actress, who was born in Latin America in 1899. She started her show business career on stage and in vaudeville during the 20s. Hunt's first stage performance came in 1923, while studying drama at the Repertory Theatre in Liverpool. For the next six years, the actress would work for three different production companies in London's West End district, which placed her on the radar of British film companies. Hunt would make her feature film debut playing small character roles in 1932. Her first major part in a motion picture would come in the 1937 British comedy, Good Morning, Boys. Her work in the film would secure the actress roles in TV and motion pictures for the next four decades. Some of Hunt's most memorable performances include work in the blockbusters, Great Expectations (1946), Anastasia (1956) and Becket (1964), opposite actors Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton. Hunt has over 100 film and TV appearances in her 50-year show business career.