Jean Marsh co-creator of the television series Upstairs, Downstairs

Jean Lyndsey Torren Marsh (born 1 July 1934) is an English actress, occasional screenwriter, and co-creator of the television series Upstairs, Downstairs and The House of Eliott. Marsh received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Rose Buck in Upstairs, Downstairs in 1975. She has revived her role as Rose Buck for the BBC's 3-part revival of the series broadcast in December 2010. Marsh was born in Stoke Newington, London, the daughter of Emmeline Susannah Nightingale Poppy (née Bexley), a bar employee and dresser for the theatre, and Henry Charles John Marsh, an outdoor maintenance man and printer's assistant. In England, when Marsh was young, she studied acting and mime; and worked as a cabaret singer and photo model. During the 1950s and 1960s, Marsh made many appearances on British and American television including an episode of The Twilight Zone called "The Lonely" (1959), in which she played Alicia, a very lifelike and attractive

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