A brief return to films in 1964 saw her bow out in style in two successful musicals, with a marginal role in ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ and as Lady Boxington in George Cukor’s oscar winning ‘My Fair Lady’, featuring the surprisingly harmonious partnership of Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.
Moyna Macgill was an able but luckless actor, who was brave enough at age forty seven and with the none too trifling pressure of four children, to undertake and establish, largely without the comfort of a contract, a relatively modest career in the maelstrom of forties Hollywood.
She found scraps of work on television and made her first small screen appearance as a dressmaker in an episode of the enduring drama series ‘Studio One’ in 1956.
Further infrequent guest appearances during the early sixties included top rated series such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ 1962, ‘Dr Kildare’ 1963 and ‘My Favourite Martian’ 1964.
With no work permit she was unable to ply her trade in the United States for several months, but was fortunate to find at least a period of job security with a part in a Canadian theatre company’s tour of the provinces in Noel Coward’s ten one-act playlets, entitled ‘ Tonight At 8-30 ‘.