Person    | Female  Born 9/5/1936  Died 15/6/2023

Glenda May Jackson, CBE

Politician and actress. Born Glenda May Jackson in Birkenhead. She made her stage debut in 1957 and went on to a highly successful career in films, winning two best actress Oscars for 'Women in Love' and 'A Touch of Class'. In 1992 she retired from acting to pursue another career in politics. Elected as Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Highgate in1992, she was appointed junior Minister for Transport in 1997.

Glenda May Jackson was born on 9 May 1936, at 151 Market Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, (now Merseyside), the daughter of Harry Jackson (1907-1980) and Nellie Joan Jackson née Pearce (1909-1990). Her birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1936 in the Birkenhead registration district, Cheshire.

She married Royston Elwyn Hodges (1928-2017) in the 3rd quarter of 1958 in the Marylebone registration district, London. Electoral registers in 1963 and 1964 show them both listed at 84 King Henry's Road, Hampstead, London and in 1965 at 85a Coleraine Road, Greenwich, London. She was listed at the latter address as Glenda Jackson in telephone directories between 1964 and 1967. They had one child, Daniel Pearce Jackson Hodges, who was born on 7 March 1969 and whose birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1969 in the Lewisham registration district. They divorced in 1976. 

In the 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours List she was, as an actress, made an Ordinary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Her Wikipedia page gives much information about this lady and confirms that she died, aged 87 years, on 15 June 2023 at her home in Blackheath, London.

She is shown as Glenda Jackson MP, Minister for Transport in London, on the West Brompton Station memorial plaque.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk and Andrew Behan.

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