Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE (née Phipps; 10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was an English film and television actress, comedienne and singer-songwriter.
Born in London, she was the daughter of architect Paul Phipps (the grandson of Charles Paul Phipps and a second cousin of Ruth Draper) and an eccentric American mother, Nora Langhorne, the daughter of Chiswell Langhorne, an American railroad millionaire. Nancy Astor, neé Nancy Witcher Langhorne, was her mother's sister.
As such, Joyce Phipps grew up around money… read more
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