Main title from Train of Events (1949) featuring Susan Shaw

Susan Shaw

1929–1978 | British actress

British leading lady groomed by the Rank ‘charm school’, whose career was hampered by alcoholism

Mini Biography

Susan Shaw quit acting in the early 60s and worked in various jobs, including as a barmaid and a nightclub hostess. Died penniless, of cirrhosis of the liver. Married actors Albert Lieven and Bonar Colleano. Her son, Mark Colleano, appeared in a few films in the late 60s and early 70s.

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Vi Sandigate
2nd Girl Student
Patsy Crawford
Beryl
Susan Huggett
Main title from Train of Events (1949) featuring Susan Shaw
Doris Hardcastle
Primrose Brown
Susan Huggett
Catherine Taylor
Pat
Lilian
Doris, Girl in the Pub
Evelyn Gower
Hestia
Jill
Davy (1958)
Gwen
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Personal Details

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Albert Lieven
Husband m. 1949–1953
Bonar Colleano
Husband m. 1954–1958 (his death)

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