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Houston, Renée [real name Caterina Rita Murphy Gribbin] (1902-1980), actress

Frances B. Gray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Houston, Renée [real name Caterina Rita Murphy Gribbin] (1902-1980), actress, was born on 24 July 1902 at 55 Grahame Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, one of at least two daughters of James Gribbin (1876-1939), then a spirit salesman, and his wife, Elizabeth Houston (1875-1942). She later gave her maiden forenames as Katerina ...

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