b. Judy Mary Gamble, 31 May 1916, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, d. 6 June 2004, London, England. Campbell was born into a theatrical family; her father owned three cinemas in Grantham as well as the Theatre Royal and wrote a number of plays using the professional name of J.A. Campbell; her mother was actress Mary Fulton. After being educated at St. Michael’s Convent, East Grinstead, she went into the theatre, making her stage debut at the Theatre Royal, Grantham, in Frederick Lonsdale’s The Last Of Mrs Cheyney; she worked in repertory companies in her home town and in Coventry and Brighton and also acted with Cambridge’s Festival Theatre. She toured with Vic Oliver in Robert E. Sherwood’s Idiot’s Delight, was briefly with the resident company at William Armstrong’s Liverpool Playhouse, and then, in 1937, she moved to London and the start of her West End career.
From Encyclopedia of Popular Music in Oxford Reference.