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British director Toye dead

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Feb 28, 2010 | 4:00am EST

She passed away at Hillingdon hospital in Middlesex, England on Saturday (27Feb10). No further details of her death were available as WENN went to press.

Toye began her career as a dancer and choreographer, appearing in stage productions both in her native U.K. and on Broadway, before she became involved in the film industry in the 1930s.

She directed her first short film, The Stranger Left No Card, in 1952 and the picture won the Best Fictional Short Film prize at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

Toye went on to helm numerous films including The Teckman Mystery, Raising a Riot, and All For Mary, as well as testing out her acting skills onscreen with appearances including a role in 1945's I'll Be Your Sweetheart.

She won an Oscar nomination in 1955 for her Christmas-themed short On the Twelfth Day…

Toye was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1992 after she was previously awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal.

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