Wendy (Hiller) Gow

Wendy Margaret (Hiller) Gow (1912 - 2003)

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Dame Wendy Margaret Gow formerly Hiller
Born in Stockport, Cheshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Manchester North, Lancashire, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 May 2016
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Categories: Academy Award Winners of the 20th Century | English Notables.


Wendy (Hiller) Gow is Notable.

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, DBE

(15 August 1912 – 14 May 2003) was an English film and stage actress, who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years. The writer Joel Hirschorn, in his 1984 compilation Rating the Movie Stars, described her as "a no-nonsense actress who literally took command of the screen whenever she appeared on film". Despite many notable film performances, she chose to remain primarily a stage actress.

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Separate Tables (1958).

Born in Bramhall, Cheshire, the daughter of Frank Watkin Hiller, a Manchester cotton manufacturer, and Marie Stone.



  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Hiller
  • "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FGG-2JG : 1 October 2014), Wendy M Hiller, 1912; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Stockport, Cheshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
  • England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

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On 24 Oct 2018 at 05:06 GMT Michael Jordan wrote:

I'm watching the movie "Separate Tables" (1958) for which Dame Gow won Best Supporting Actress. So of course I had to look her up.

No relationship that I know of, but took the liberty of adding her Wikipedia page as a source. I saw that her Father was a Frank Hiller. One result is: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hiller-169 although he was born in 1894, 18 years prior to Wendy's birth. I also noted that is an orphaned profile.

On 23 Oct 2018 at 21:52 GMT Derlin Clair wrote:

My maternal 3X Great-Grandfather,George Joseph Hiller was born circa 1796 in Wachenheim(Duerkheim,Bavaria,Germany.I wonder if this English actress might possibly have had some GErman ancestry on her father's Hiller side.As far as I know,Hiller is a German surname.

On 16 Apr 2018 at 20:17 GMT Katrina (White) Gray wrote:

Yes, you are correct. Wendy Hiller was an actress

On 16 Apr 2018 at 18:46 GMT Derlin Clair wrote:

If I,m not mistakened,Miss Wendy Hiller was an English actress,am I correct?

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