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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Death of Countess of Dudley, former Rank starlet Maureen Swanson
_The Countess of Dudley, wife of William Humble David Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley, has died in her sleep after a long illness. She was the comely Rank starlet Maureen Swanson prior to her aristocratic marriage.
Lady Dudley is survived by the earl, 91, and by a son, Leander, and five daughters, Susanna, Melissa, Victoria, Amelia and Emma.
A Requiem Mass is to take place at Chris Church, Eldon Rd, Kensington W8, November 25, 2011.