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About Tap Dancer Binkie Stuart

A profile and fan site with photos, videos, and biographical information about Scottish child actress and tap dancer Binkie Stuart.

STAGE NAME: Binkie Stuart
SOMETIMES BILLED AS: "The British Shirley Temple" (as was Hazel Ascot)
BIRTH NAME: Elizabeth Alison Fraser
DATE OF BIRTH: March 11, 1932
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
SPOUSE: John Prentice (he died in 1980)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 3
DATE OF DEATH: August 4, 2001
PLACE OF DEATH: Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

- She won a "London's Prettiest Baby" contest in 1935 when she was 2
- Discovered through that contest by director Monty Banks
- He saw her as the England's answer to Shirley Temple
- First she was billed as Fiona Stuart but soon became known as Binkie

Bios and Profiles of Binkie Stuart
Wikipedia "Binkie Stuart" Article

Films Featuring Binkie Stuart
Her film career was cut short by the outbreak of World War II.
- 1936: "Keep Your Seats, Please" (Role: Binkie)
- 1937: "Moonlight Sonata" (Role: Eric and Ingrid's child)
- 1937: "Torpedoed" (Role: Jennifer) film aka "Our Fighting Navy"
- 1937: "Rose of the Tralee" (Role: Rose O'Malley)
- 1937: "Splinters in the Air (Role: Mary Dunwoody)
- 1937: "Little Miss Somebody" (Role: Binkie Sladen)
- 1938: "Little Miss Molly" (Role: Molly Martin) film aka "My Irish Molly"
- 1938: "Little Dolly Daydream" (Role Dolly)

SoundTrack Appearance:
Uncredited performance to the song "The Teddy Bear's Picnic" in the 1938 film "Little Dolly Daydream".

SoundTrack Appearance:
Uncredited performance to the song "You've Got Me Standing on the Tip of My Toes" in the 1936 film "Keep Hyour Seats Please". In the film she is singing and Dancing on top of a table.
- YouTube Video

More Binkie Stuart Resources
IMDB "Binkie Stuart" Listing

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