Diana Wynyard

  1. Helen Hayes, Vanessa:  Her Love Story, 1934.      The final book of Hugh Walpole’s Herries Chronicle quartet was first bought for Gloria Swanson. Then, Norma  Shearer got hold of it and director Frank Lloyd wanted the great British stage, screen and Shakespearean actress to be the mother of the man Vanessa loves… and loses. The New York Times once said Wynyard performed “with such sympathy and feeling that one scarcely thinks of her as an actress.”

 Birth year: 1906Death year: 1964Other name: Casting Calls:  1