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This house is named after Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE, an English character actress, who first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Margaret Rutherford's early life was overshadowed by tragedy. Her father was William Rutherford Benn, a journalist and poet. One month after his marriage to Florence, Benn suffered a nervous breakdown and murdered his father. When she was twelve, Rutherford’s mother took her own life. Despite these huge challenges, Margaret Rutherford was determined to be successful. She moved to Wimbledon, and was steadfast in her approach to all aspects of school life. She became a teacher, and, later, moved into acting where she became very successful.