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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nova Pilbeam 1919-2015

. Nova Pilbeam, the child actress who enjoyed success in several Alfred Hitchcock films, & married a great-grandson of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. died 17 July, 2015, aged 95.

She was born Nova Pilbeam, 15 Nov, 1919, daughter of Arnold William Pilbeam, of Datchet, co Buckinghamshire, and married 1stly, 19 Oct 1939, Frederick Penrose (known as Pen) Tennyson (1912-41), scion of the Barons Tennyson (Baron, Peerage of the UK, cr 1884), film director, and assistant to Alfred Hitchcock, son of Sir Charles Bruce Locker Tennyson (b 1879), by his wife the former Ivy Gladys Pretious; her 1st husband was killed in a 'plane crash on active service; she married 2ndly, 27 Nov 1950, Alexander Hamilton Whyte (d 1972), son of Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte.

She had a daughter from her second marriage, Sarah Jane Whyte.

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