Ivy St Helier

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Ivy St Helier

Born Ivy Janet Aitcheson in Jersey in 1886, Ivy St Helier was a stage actress, composer and lyricist.

On the stage she played Manon la Crevette in the original production of Noël Coward's operetta Bitter Sweet (1929), a role she reprised in the 1933 film version. She also starred in Coward's revue Words and Music. As a lyricist she wrote songs for The Street Singer to a score by Frederick Lonsdale, and wrote additional songs for The Blue Train, the London musical by Reginald Arkell, Dion Titheradge and Robert Stolz.

She made five films, including Laurence Olivier's Henry V (1944) and London Belongs to Me (1948).

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