Obituary: Helen Vinson

ONE OF the great "other women" of the cinema, Helen Vinson played occasional sympathetic roles, notably in the classic I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, but was mainly typecast as a blonde temptress out to steal somebody's husband or cheat on her own. Her skill was often to invest such roles with a veracity that made it easy to empathise with her despite her treatment of the hero or heroine. She herself was unhappy at such typecasting and in the mid- Thirties tried establishing a career in England, the second of her three husbands being the British tennis champion Fred Perry.

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1The cost, in shillings (5p) for spectators to watch the final of the first Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon in 1877, an amateur competition involving 22 players. The only event was the Gentlemen's singles, won by Spencer Gore, an Old Harrovian rackets player. Centre Court tickets for this year's final cost pounds 60 for those lucky enough to succeed in the ballot. London agents were selling them for pounds 1,600 a pair last week.

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