English actress, singer and comedian Gracie Fields (1898 - 1979) arrives at Heston Aerodrome, near London, after a tour of France, 29th April 1940. She has been entertaining the British and French troops. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Born in London May 1892, Margaret Rutherford, was the 2nd Miss Marple, the first being Dame Gracie Fields. Already in her 70s at the time of filming, Margaret made 4 movies 1961-1964. Her husband, Stringer Davis, co-starred in all 4 movies as Mr. Stringer.
Miss Marple. I've yet to see Gracie Fields, Margaret Rutherford is plain ol' hysterical, and I'm personally not very fond of Helen Hayes as Miss Marple. Angela Lansbury also played the role but only once so I didn't put her up. I love Joan Hickson, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie equally, they are all so wonderful.