2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Isabelle Harriet Lucas (b. 3 December 1927) was a Canadian-born actress and singer who gained prominence in Britain after achieving some notoriety in Canada.
Lucas was born in Toronto to a chef from Barbados who worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
After performing in amateur productions in Toronto, Isabelle Lucas moved to London in 1954. She made her first West End appearance in the show The Jazz Train in 1955. She also performed in Walk a Crooked Mile and Funny Girl. In addition to the theatre, she appeared in film and television roles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lucas' first major television role was in The Fosters, playing the role of Pearl Foster. Since then she appeared in several minor British dramas and films. In 1985 she appeared in EastEnders. At the end of the 1980s she joined the long-running BBC Schools' show You and Me, and remained with it as a presenter until it finished in 1992. Lucas made several guest appearances in May to December from 1989 to 1992 and 1989 appeared as Gertrude in the CBBC series Bluebirds.
Lucas died in 1997 after a heart attack.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Isabelle Lucas.
Lucas, Isabelle, 1927-1997
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