Googie Withers

Googie Withers

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% Country Life (1995)
  • Birthday: Mar 12, 1917
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • British actress Googie Withers, born Georgette Withers, professionally adopted her nickname "Googie" only when she embarked upon her career. The daughter of a British military officer stationed in what is now West Pakistan, the convent-educated Withers prepared for a life on-stage by studying at the Italia Conti, the Helena Lehminski Academy, and the Buddy Bradley School of Dancing. Her first professional engagement, at age 12, was as a chorus singer. In films from 1934, Withers hit her peak popularity in the 1940s with such efforts as On Approval (1944), Pink String and Sealing Wax (1946), and It Always Rains on Sunday (1948). Her onscreen forte was elegant shrewery, often of a homicidal or self-destructive nature. After her mid-'50s marriage to actor John McCallum, Withers relocated to Australia, toting up impressive stage credits "down under." She resumed her film and TV career in character roles in the mid-'80s. Googie Withers was the subject of her husband's 1979 biographical volume Life with Googie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

91% Shine Katharine Prichard 1996
71% Country Life Hannah 1995
No Score Yet Ending Up Actor 1991
No Score Yet Hotel Du Lac Mrs. Pusey 1986
No Score Yet Mad About Men Actor 1955
No Score Yet Devil on Horseback Mrs. Cadell 1954
No Score Yet The Magic Box Sitter in Bath Studio 1952
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Actor 1951
No Score Yet White Corridors Dr. Sophie Dean 1951
79% Night and the City Helen Nosseross 1950
No Score Yet Miranda Clare Martin 1948
88% It Always Rains on Sunday Rose Sandigate 1947
No Score Yet The Loves of Joanna Godden Joanna Godden 1947
No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax Pearl Bond 1946
97% Dead of Night Joan Cortland 1945
83% On Approval Helen Hale 1945
No Score Yet They Came to a City Alice 1944
No Score Yet The Silver Fleet Helene van Leyden 1943
No Score Yet One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Jo de Vries 1942
No Score Yet Back-Room Boy Bobbie 1942
No Score Yet Haunted Honeymoon Polly 1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Night Lola Matthews 1940
No Score Yet Trouble Brewing Mary Brown 1939
98% The Lady Vanishes Blanche 1938
No Score Yet Convict 99 Lottie 1938
No Score Yet Action for Slander Mary 1937
No Score Yet Crime Over London Miss Dupres 1936
No Score Yet Accused Ninette 1936
No Score Yet Crown vs. Stevens Ella 1936
No Score Yet The Love Test Actor

QUOTES FROM Googie Withers CHARACTERS

Else Meertens
Do you think that we Hollanders who threw the sea out of our country will let the Germans have it? Better the sea.
Jo de Vries
You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing these masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts.