Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ACTRESS VALERIE GAUNT DIES AGED 84


VALERIE GAUNT: Terribly sad to hear that actress VALERIE GAUNT (Reddington Valerie) has passed away, aged 84 after a short illness.


VALERIE'S short career on the big screen featured only in two films, and they were along side Peter Cushing. Just two roles, but they left a lasting impact, that would outlast many longer career! Her playing of Justine in 'The Curse of Frankenstein' (1957) and her performance in Hammer films,1958 'Dracula' hold a special place for lovers of fantasy cinema. Born Valerie Shelia Gaunt, on the 9th July 1932 in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, following an interest in amateur theater, after leaving school embarked on a career as a model, before auditioning for Hammer and landing her first professional role in 1957. Gaunt married her husband Gerald Alfred Reddington on May 17th,1958.


Valerie will be buried today (November 30th ) following a service at St Helen's, Seaview, Isle of Wight, She is survived by her husband, Gerald and their four children.



4 comments:

  1. I am very sorry to hear the sad news. My sympathies and affection to Gerald and family. It was a privilege and pleasure to have known Valerie as neighbour and friend in London in the 1980s. - Martin

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  2. R I P Valarie, not a bad age,i am not a fan of hers but the fans who are will miss her deeply, my sympathy to her family.

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  3. Hello Martin, Thank you for your message. - Marcus (pcas)

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  4. Valerie was very effective as the vampire women in Horror of Dracula. I think of all the vampire ladies whoever appeared on celluloid I would rate Valerie, Isobel Black and Carol Marsh as the best. I am very sad to hear of Valerie's passing. Hopefully she's caught up with Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Ripper, Carol Marsh and other Hammer alums "upstairs". RIP.

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