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31 May 1905
|Died||16 January 1993 (aged 87)|
|Spouse(s)||Tom Campbell Black (1935-1936) (his death)|
Charles Hughesdon (1937-1993) (her death)
She began her stage career at the age of ten. Upon leaving school in 1920, she embarked on a long and successful career in the theatre, especially as an impersonator of famous stars. She appeared extensively in radio, theatre and occasionally in the cinema.
Her recording of the risqué song "The Deepest Shelter in Town" has been featured in multiple World War II music compilations.
She was married twice, first to the aviator Tom Campbell Black from 1935–1936, after his death to aviator and insurance broker Charles Hughesdon from 1937 with whom she lived at Dunsborough Park in Ripley, Surrey. She died in Guildford, Surrey in 1993 aged 87, where a Ward was named after her at St.Luke's Hospital, as well as a day unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
|1930||The Road to Fortune||Toots Willoughby|
|1931||Sally in Our Alley||Florrie Small|
|1932||Murder on the Second Floor||Lucy|
|The Marriage Bond||Elsie|
|Nine till Six||Daisy|
|The River House Ghost||Flo|
|Long Live the King||Florie||Short|
|My Lucky Star||Mlle. de Capo|
|Mr. Skitch||Florence Desmond|
|I am Suzanne||Voice, Uncredited|
|1934||Gay Love||Gloria Fellowes|
|1935||No Limit||Florrie Dibney|
|1936||Keep Your Seats, Please||Florrie|
|1938||Kicking the Moon Around||Flo Hadley|
|1940||Hoots Mon!||Jenny McTavish|
|1950||Three Came Home||Betty Sommers|
|1956||Charley Moon||Mary Minton|
|1969||Some Girls Do||Lady Manderville||(final film role)|
|1949||The Texaco Star Theater||Episode: "18 January 1949"|
|1951||Your Show of Shows||Episode: "15 December 1951"|
- "Florence Desmond", by Florence Desmond, London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd, 1953. https://books.google.com/books?id=QJgrMQAACAAJ&dq=%22Florence+Desmond+By+Herself%22+Harrap&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQy7_mlbLWAhUo7oMKHc93AhoQ6AEIJjAA
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