Ursula Jeans

Ursula Jeans


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Ursula Jean McMinn was an English film, stage and television actress. Ursula Jeans was born in Simla, British India, to English parents, and brought up and educated in London. She was the youngest of three siblings. Her brother Desmond Jeans was a boxer and actor, and her elder sister, Isabel, was also an actress. Ursula Jeans made her stage debut in London in 1925, and in New York in 1933. Her first marriage was to actor Robin Irvine. Her second marriage was to the actor Roger Livesey from 1937 until her death. She appeared in one film with her husband, 1943's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. She entertained troops with ENSA during World War II, sometimes working with her husband. After the war, she continued acting, including a stage tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1956–1958.