Hessy Doris Lloyd (3 July 1896 ￢ﾀﾓ 21 May 1968) was an English
stage and screen actress.
She went to America to visit a sister already living there.
What was supposed to be a visit she made permanent. She spent several years
(1916-1925) appearing in Broadway plays, notably a number of Ziegfeld Follies
editions, and probably spent some time on the road in touring companies. She
decided on a film career making her first film in 1925. With the exception of
returning to one Broadway play in 1947, her career was devoted to films and
Lloyd appeared in over 150 films between 1925 and 1967,
including the 1933 low-budget Monogram Pictures version of Oliver Twist, in
which she played Nancy. Irving Pichel starred as Fagin and Dickie Moore as
Oliver. Her roles ranged from the sinister Russian spy Mrs. Travers in the
biopic Disraeli (1929) to the meek housekeeper Mrs. Watchett in The Time
Her most famous film roles were in the Tarzan films starring
Johnny Weissmuller. She voiced one of the roses in Disney's Alice in Wonderland
(1951), later making small appearances in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music
which both starred Julie Andrews.