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Muriel Pavlow

British actress (1921-2019)

Muriel Lilian Pavlow (27 June 1921 – 19 January 2019)[1] was an English actress.[2] Her mother was French and her father was Russian.

Muriel Pavlow
Actress Muriel Pavlowat the Globe Theatre, London during 1945. D24344 (cropped).jpg
Muriel Pavlow at the Globe Theatre in 1945
Muriel Lilian Pavlow

(1921-06-27)27 June 1921
Died19 January 2019(2019-01-19) (aged 97)
Years active1934–2009
Spouse(s)Derek Farr (1947–1986; his death)


Pavlow began work as a child actress with John Gielgud and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1930s.

Pavlow's roles include the Maltese girl Maria in Malta Story (1953),[3] where she played alongside Alec Guinness; Joy, the girlfriend of Simon Sparrow, in Doctor in the House (1954); Thelma Bader, the wife of the Second World War fighter pilot Douglas Bader (played by fellow Doctor in the House cast member Kenneth More) in Reach for the Sky (1956); and the daughter of an irascible curmudgeon (played by fellow Doctor in the House cast member, James Robertson Justice) in Murder, She Said (1961).[4]

Pavlow retired in 2009.

Personal lifeEdit

Pavlow was born in Lewisham, East London, England. She was married to the actor Derek Farr from 1947 until his death in 1986. She died on 19 January 2019 at the age of 97.[5]



  2. "Muriel Pavlow". BFI.
  3. W, A. (17 July 1954). "Three Films Arrive; ' Malta Story,' a British Import, at the Guild Ladd Stars in 'Hell Below Zero' at Globe" – via
  4. "Muriel Pavlow". IMDb.
  5. Bergan, Ronald (22 January 2019). "Muriel Pavlow obituary" – via

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