Hilda Plowright was an actress born in Swaffham, Norfolk. Following a career on the stage in Britain she came to the United States and obtained work and a Social Security number in New York. She died in San Diego, California following a career in film, theater and television, primarily playing older women in assorted small roles. She had over 50 film and television appearances between 1938 and 1965. She also appeared in at least 13 theater productions on Broadway between 1925 and 1940.