31 May 1905
London, United Kingdom
16 January 1993 87) (aged|
Guildford, United Kingdom
Tom Campbell Black (1935-1936) (his death)|
Charles Hughesdon (1937-1993) (her death)
Early life and career
She began her stage career at the age of ten. Upon leaving school in 1920, she embarked on a long and successful career in the theatre, especially as an impersonator of famous stars. She appeared extensively in radio, theatre and occasionally in the cinema.
She was married twice, first to the aviator Tom Campbell Black from 1935–1936, after his death to aviator and insurance broker Charles Hughesdon from 1937 with whom she lived at Dunsborough Park in Ripley, Surrey. She died in Guildford, Surrey in 1993 aged 87, where a Ward was named for her at St.Luke's Hospital.
- Still Dancing, 1925–1926
- This Year of Grace, 1928
- Why Not To-night?, 1933–1934
- Funny Side Up, 1939–1940
- Apple Sauce, 1940–1941
- If the Shoe Fits, 1946
|1930||The Road to Fortune||Toots Willoughby|
|1931||Sally in Our Alley||Florrie Small|
|1932||Murder on the Second Floor||Lucy|
|The Marriage Bond||Elsie|
|Nine till Six||Daisy|
|The River House Ghost||Flo|
|Long Live the King||Florie||Short film|
|My Lucky Star||Mlle. de Capo|
|I am Suzanne||Uncredited Voice Role|
|1934||Gay Love||Gloria Fellowes|
|1935||No Limit||Florrie Dibney|
|1936||Keep Your Seats, Please||Florrie|
|1938||Kicking the Moon Around||Flo Hadley|
|1940||Hoots Mon!||Jenny McTavish|
|1950||Three Came Home||Betty Sommers|
|1956||Charley Moon||Mary Minton|
|1969||Some Girls Do||Lady Manderville|
|1949||The Texaco Star Theater||Episode: 18 January 1949|
|1951||Your Show of Shows||Episode: 15 December 1951|
- "Charles Hughesdon, Esq, AFC, FRAeS". Debrett's. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
- Franks, Adrian. "A potted history". Dunsborough Park. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
3. "Florence Desmond", by Florence Desmond, London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd, 1953.
- Florence Desmond at the Internet Movie Database
- Photographs and literature
- Florence Desmond's appearance on This Is Your Life