|Born||March 21, 1892|
|Died||May 4, 1977 (aged 85)|
Los Angeles, California
(m. 19??; div. 19??)
(m. 1936; died 1968)
|Relatives||Violet Kemble-Cooper (sister)|
H. Cooper Cliffe (uncle)
Lillian Kemble-Cooper (March 21, 1892 – May 4, 1977) was an English-American actress who had a successful career on Broadway and in Hollywood films.
Lillian Kemble-Cooper was a member of the Kemble family, a family of English actors, who reigned over the British stage for decades. She was born as a daughter of stage actor Frank Kemble-Cooper. Her younger brother Anthony Kemble-Cooper (1904–2000) and her elder sister Violet Kemble-Cooper also worked as actors.
Kemble-Cooper first stage appearance was as a member of the chorus in a September, 1914, production of The Chocolate Soldier at the Lyric Theatre, London. She soon after went to the United States, where she appeared in several Broadway productions. In 1919 she appeared in the original Hitchy-Koo. Later in her career she became a film actress and appeared in about 20 films, mostly in minor supporting roles. In Hollywood, Kemble-Cooper portrayed mostly aristocrats, spinsters and servants. She is perhaps best-remembered for her short appearance as Bonnie Blue Butler's nurse in London in Gone with the Wind, the only non-American character in the film.
Personal life and death
In 1923 Kemble-Cooper married former World War I pilot and writer, Louis G. Bernheimer, who died in 1930. Her second husband was actor Guy Bates Post; the marriage lasted for over thirty years until his death in 1968.
- I Like Your Nerve (1931) - Condesa Vecchio (uncredited)
- Personal Maid's Secret (1935) - Mrs. Palmer (uncredited)
- Three Live Ghosts (1936) - Lady Brockton
- The White Angel (1936) - Parthenope 'Parthe' Nightingale
- A Woman Rebels (1936) - Lady Rinlake (uncredited)
- Ready, Willing, and Able (1937) - Mrs. Buffington (Credits) / Bloomington (in Film)
- We Are Not Alone (1939) - Mrs. Stacey (uncredited)
- Gone with the Wind (1939) - Bonnie's Nurse in London
- Lady with Red Hair (1940) - London Party Guest (uncredited)
- Rage in Heaven (1941) - Nurse (uncredited)
- A Woman's Face (1941) - Nurse (uncredited)
- So Big (1953) - Miss Fister
- Moonfleet (1955) - Mary Hicks (uncredited)
- The King's Thief (1955) - Mrs. Fell
- Gaby (1956) - Mrs. Edward (uncredited)
- D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) - British Nurse (uncredited)
- My Fair Lady (1964) - Lady Ambassador (uncredited)
- Parker, John, ed. (1936). Who's Who In The Theatre (8th ed.). p. 451.
- "Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University" (PDF). Bulletin of Yale University (89): 211–212. 1930.
- Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-7864-0983-9.