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British actress Dinah Sheridan died on Sunday at her home in England, she was 92-years-old.
The BBC reports Sheridan’s agent confirmed she died in her sleep early Sunday at her home.
Born Dinah Mec in 1920, she got her first movie role when she was just 15-years-old. At the beginning of World War II, she decided to become an ambulance driver and put her acting dreams on hold for a while.
She was married four times: first to actor Jimmy Hanley, then to John Davis, then actors John Merivale, and finally to Aubrey Ison. According to the Hollywood Reporter Davis was adamant that Sheridan give up acting. Her return to acting was her movie The Railway Children.
Sheridan had a rich acting career. Her first film, Landslide was in 1937, but she is mostly known for her roles in the films The Railway Children and Genevieve.
She starred in the 1953 comedy Genevieve as Wendy McKim. The film won a BAFTA and was nominated for two Academy Awards.
Sheridan played Mrs. Waterbury in the 1970 film The Railway Children. After Mrs. Waterbury’s husband is falsely imprisoned, she ends up moving away from the suburbs with her three children.
Her son Jeremy talked about his mother’s role in The Railway Children once saying, "She practically played herself as the mother in that film, except in real life she has been much more smiling, even though she hasn't had much to smile about at times.”