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Classic Actress Dorothy Bromiley Dies at 93, Just Days Apart from Partner

A classic movie and television actress, Dorothy Bromiley, passed away in early May. According to The Times, Bromiley, known for her roles in “The Girls of Pleasure Island” and an episode of “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” died on May 3 at the age of 93.

Adding to the sorrow, Bromiley’s partner of six decades, actor and writer Brian Phelan, passed away just five days later, as reported by The Guardian. The couple is survived by their son, Joshua (from Bromiley’s previous marriage to Joseph Losey), and their daughter together, Kate.

The Girls Of Pleasure Island, lobbycard, from left: Dorothy Bromiley, Joan Elan, Audrey Dalton, 1953.

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Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Bromiley made a notable mark in both film and television. In film, she was seen in “The Girls of Pleasure Island,” “A Touch of the Sun,” “It’s Great to Be Young,” “Small Hotel,” and 1960’s “The Criminal” (also known as “The Concrete Jungle”). On television, she had guest roles in “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “No Hiding Place,” “The Power Game,” “Jury Room,” “The Pursuers,” and “Armchair Theatre.” After a hiatus, she made a final screen appearance in the 1977 BBC show “Fathers and Families.”

The causes of death for both Bromiley and Phelan have not been publicly disclosed. Additionally, no details regarding public memorial services have been released.

Dorothy Bromiley, Joan Elan, and Audrey Dalton, who star in the film The Girls of Pleasure Island. March 1952.

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Source: The Times, The Guardian