Virginia Maskell (1936 – 1968)

Virginia Maskell: English actress born 27 February 1936, Shepherd’s Bush London UK; died 25 January 1968, age 31, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Aylesbury UK; overdose of barbiturates.

Maskell acted in British TV and films 1957 – 1964. She semi-retired to have children, returning to work for the drama Interlude (1968).

She was hospitalised for a nervous breakdown in July 1967 following the filming of Interlude. In January 1968, she took an overdose of sleeping pills,  fled into a nearby forest where she was found ten hours later, suffering hypothermia, and died in hospital tyhe following day.

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