Martita Hunt (January 30 1900 â€“ June 13 1969) was a British theatre and film actress.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the British Alfred and Marta Hunt (nĂ©e Burnett), Hunt spent the first ten years of her life in Argentina, before she returned her parents to England to attend Queenwood boarding-school, Eastbourne, and then train as an actress under Dame GeneviĂ¨ve Ward and Lady Benson.
She began her acting career in rep at Liverpool before moving to London, first appearing there in the Stage Society's production of Ernst Toller's The Machine Wreckers at the Kingsway in May 1923. From 1923-9 she appeared as the Principessa della Cercola in W. Somerset Maugham's Our Betters (Globe, 1924) and as Mrs Linden in Ibsen's A Doll's House (Playhouse, 1925) in the West End, along with engagements at club theatres such as the Q and the Arts and a short 1926 Chekhov season at the small Barnes Theatre under Victor Komisarjevsky (playing Charlotta Ivanovna, in The Cherry Orchard and Olga in ...
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