Celia (Johnson) Fleming DBE

Celia Elizabeth (Johnson) Fleming DBE (1908 - 1982)

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Dame Celia Elizabeth Fleming DBE formerly Johnson
Born in Richmond, Surrey, Englandmap
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Wife of — married in Chelsea Old Church, Chelsea, London, Englandmap
Mother of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
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Categories: English Notables | BAFTA Award Winners of the 20th Century.


Celia (Johnson) Fleming DBE is Notable.

Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson (1908-1982) was the daughter of Dr. John Robert Johnson & his wife Ethel née Griffiths.
She was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School, London, England.
She began her stage acting career in 1928, and subsequently achieved success in West End and Broadway productions. She also appeared in several films, including the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was nominated for BAFTA Awards on five occasions, and won twice, for her work in the film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1969), and for the television production Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, a BBC Play for Today broadcast in 1973.
She married Lt.-Col. Robert Peter Fleming, son of Major Valentine Fleming and Evelyn Beatrice Sainte Croix Rose, on 10 December 1935 in The Old Church, Chelsea, London.
She died on the 25th of April 1982 at age 73 at Merrimoles House, Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England, as the result of a stroke.
She was appointed Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.)


  • freeBMD Births Mar Q 1909 Richmond Surrey 2a 491 JOHNSON Celia Elizabeth
  • freeBMD Marriages Dec Q 1935 Chelsea 1a 949 FLEMING Robert P + JOHNSON Celia E
  • freeBMD Deaths Jun Q 1982 Henley 20 2241 FLEMING Celia Elizabeth D.O.B. 18 Dec 1908


1911 U.K. census for 3 Ellerker Gate Richmond Hill Richmond, Richmond, Surrey, England :
John Robert Johnson : Head : Married : Age 46 : Surgeon :Birth place Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Ethel Johnson : Wife : Married : Age 35 : Birth place Higher Broughton, Lancashire, England.
Pamela Johnson : Daughter  : Age 4 : Birth place Richmond, Surrey, England.
Celia Elizabeth Johnson : Daughter : Age 2 : Birth place Richmond, Surrey, England.

1939 U.K. census for 14 Cheyne Walk , Chelsea, London, England :
Robert P Fleming : Head : D.O.B. 31 May 1907 : Writer : Married.
Celia E Fleming : Wife : D.O.B. 18 Dec 1908 : Actress : Married.

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