Madeleine Carroll (February 26, 1906 - October 2, 1987) was a British actress, who was popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
She was born as Edith Madeleine Carroll in West Bromwich, England, and she graduated from the University of Birmingham, England.
She became an American citizen in 1943.
During World War II, Madeleine Carroll was an American Red Cross voluntary worker. Her only sister was killed during the Blitz.
She served in the 61st Field Hospital, Bari, Italy in 1944, where many wounded American airmen flying out of air bases around Foggia were hospitalized.
She appeared in two Alfred Hitchcock movies The 39 Steps and Secret Agent. She also appeared in The Prisoner of Zenda, One Night in Lisbon, and My Favourite Blonde (with Bob Hope).
Madeleine Carroll was married four times:
1) Captain Philip Astley (1931-1940)
2) Sterling Hayden (1942-1946)
3) Andrew Heiskell (1950-1965)
4) Henri Lavorel
For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Madeleine Carroll has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6707 Hollywood Blvd.
Madeleine Carroll died from pancreatic cancer in Marbella, Spain aged 81. She is interred in the Cementeri de Sant Antoni de Calonge in Catalunya, Spain.
IMDB entry for Madeleine Carroll
BBC: Bid to honour film star war nurse
Madeleine Carroll - Official Tribute Website