Norah Baring (born Norah Minnie Baker) was an English movie actress most famous for her leading roles in Anthony Asquith's silent film A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929) and Alfred Hitchcock thriller Murder! (1930).
In 1935, she interviewed Hitchcock for the Film Pictorial magazine.
She married three times and died in 1985, aged 79.
- Murder! (1930) — cast: Diana Baring
- born 26/Nov/1905
- daughter of draper warehouseman Forester Cyril Baker (b. 1880) and Annie Maude Baker (b. ~1876) née Stewart who married around 1904
- baptised 24/Dec/1905 at St Saviour, Shepherds Bush
- married 1928 to Ronald M. Simon
- married 1934 to Douglas A. Forbes (b. ~1900)
- married 1946 to John Henry K. Baerselman (b. 1907)
- died 08/Feb/1985
Derby Daily Telegraph (19/Aug/1931)
- During the Second World War, she lived in a small village in Wales and, along with her mother, took care of 20 evacuee children. At the time, she told the Derby Daily Telegraph, "Of course, I am fully occupied during the whole of the day, and sometimes at night. Mother and I wade through an amazing amount of sewing, darning, and frock-making. Bathing them all is quite a water gymkhana. I take them all to school daily, and though my few trips through the village surrounded by such a large drove caused me a little embarrassment, I really enjoy doing it now. Once, while sitting in a 'bus, a man leaned over towards me and said, 'Excuse me, but aren't you the woman with twenty kids?'"
Notes & References
- Birth registered Q4 1905 Brentford.
- Born 31/Jul/1880 in Basford, Nottinghamshire. Died 1972.
- Born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
- Marriage registered Q4 1904 West Ham.
- Probably Ronald Montagu Simon, born around 1901 and died 1971.
- Marriage registered Q2 1928 Marylebone.
- Likely born around 1900. Likely died 1961 aged 61.
- Marriage registered Q2 1934 Kensington.
- Born 29/Jun/1907. Birth registered Q3 1907 Lambeth. Son of Maude E. Baerselman. Died 1977.
- Marriage to Norah M. Forbes registered Q4 1946 Surrey North Eastern.
- Death of Norah Minnie Baerselman registered Feb 1985 Surrey South-Western.
- Derby Daily Telegraph (30/Apr/1942), page 3.