Helen Burns (22 December 1916 – 23 July 2018) was a British actress mostly known for playing comedic roles. Burns is known for her performance in the 1994 production of in Brighton, England, for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award, and for her role in the British television series . Burns' Broadway stage credits include The Inspector General, (1957), The First Gentleman, at the Belasco Theatre in New York City, and , for the latter of which, she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She died on 23 July 2018 at the age of 101.

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  • Helen Burns (22 December 1916 – 23 July 2018) was a British actress mostly known for playing comedic roles. Burns is known for her performance in the 1994 production of in Brighton, England, for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award, and for her role in the British television series . Burns was born in December 1916 in London. She appeared in several films including: The Changeling (1980), Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981), If You Could See What I Hear (1982), and Utilities (1983). She also appeared in the television movies Scarlett and and made guest appearances on several television series including Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Pulaski, The Big One, and Mr. Bean. Burns' Broadway stage credits include The Inspector General, (1957), The First Gentleman, at the Belasco Theatre in New York City, and , for the latter of which, she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. On 8 July 1948, Burns was married to theatre director Michael Langham, the former head of both the Stratford Festival and the Juilliard School, and is the mother of actor/writer Chris Langham. She died on 23 July 2018 at the age of 101. (en)
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  • Helen Burns (22 December 1916 – 23 July 2018) was a British actress mostly known for playing comedic roles. Burns is known for her performance in the 1994 production of in Brighton, England, for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award, and for her role in the British television series . Burns' Broadway stage credits include The Inspector General, (1957), The First Gentleman, at the Belasco Theatre in New York City, and , for the latter of which, she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She died on 23 July 2018 at the age of 101. (en)
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