Monday 4 August 2014

Mary Mackenzie

Born: 3 May 1922, Burnley, England
Died: 20 September 1966, London, England

Mary Mackenzie was an actress who made her stage debut in 1937. After a few years in repertory theatre, Mary began to appear on the London stage. In 1946, Mary played the title role in Jane Eyre which was also filmed for television. She made her film debut that same year in 'A Voice in the Night (1946)'. Sadly, Mary died in a car accident at the age of only 44.

Stolen Face (1952) as Lily Conover

The Long Memory (1953) as Gladys

Mary Mackenzie is on the left, with John Slater and Thora Hird.

Yield to the Night (1956) as Matron Maxwell

Other Works


1937 Night Must Fall as Dora. Carlisle.
1942 Murder Without Crime. London, Comedy Theatre.
1944 This Was a Woman as Effie. London, Comedy Theatre.
1946 Jane Eyre as Jane Eyre. London, Embassy Theatre.
???? On Monday Next as Sandra Layton. London, Comcdy Theatre
1956 Ring for Catty as Nurse Catty


  1. What caused the accident that killed mary?

    1. The papers only say that her car hit a lamp post. She had two dogs in the car with her, one of which died.

  2. Mary was my 2nd cousin and is not forgotten in my family. Her Cousin, my Aunt is 91.

  3. Recently discovered this actress, truly one of the greats. Tremendous professional skill, a joy to see her in vintage British films, in particular, comedic roles.