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Valerie Hobson Mural

Valerie Hobson was born on April 14, 1917, in Larne. Her father was a captain in the Royal Navy, and at an early age took her and her mother over to England to live. From the very beginning, it seemed Hobson was destined to join Hollywood, as she was enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before she was even 11 years old.

Hobson went on to appear in many great classic films during the 1930s and 1940s, including Bride of Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, and Kind Heart and Coronets. She enjoyed roles alongside greats such as Boris Karloff and Henry Hull. Hobson was described by many as a quintessentially English darling, even though she hailed from Ireland.


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