Paula Wright (Springall)

Forename/s: 
Paula
Family name: 
Wright (Springall)
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Interview Number: 
55
Interview Date(s): 
22 Aug 1988
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 Paula Wright interviewed at Glebelands the Union home .born 1919 . Mother a singer Belle of New York . Fathers was a singer. Dancer Showgirl in West End. Stunt woman and double. Started at 16 on stage. An extra on Scrooge Goodbye Mr Chips Peter o'Toole Petula Clark Oliver & Ceasar at Denham.Daily call for work. near Garrick Theatre .12p a day. First stunt job was being set alight. Titanic at Pinewood Studios.Jumping off Boat in to water. No insurance in early days. Film Artists Association on Committee.ENSA in WW2 Belgium Holland. Sid Fields. Too tall for Windmill not keen to be nude. Peter Finch Kenneth More Kay Kendall.  Carry on Films Night to Remember. Many injuries as stunt woman. Left school Convent at 14. \'a3 2 15shuillings a week . 21 shillings a day in film. Rehearsal no money. Kid for two Farthings.Wendy Toye worked with Merton Park. MGM. Yellow Rolls Royce.Herbert Wilcox ABPC Anna Neagle . Shop Steward on set. Elizabeth Taylor at Pinewood. David Lean & Ann Todd