Woodhall of Owermoigne in Dorset, England died early Tuesday after several months of poor health, Britain's Daily Echo reported Wednesday.
Woodhall, who was born in Dorchester on Dec. 18, 1905, was among a handful of local actors who in 1924 performed plays based on the author's works, often rehearsing at Hardy's home, the BBC said.
Woodhall's mother is believed to have inspired the Hardy character Tess of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," which was first published in 1891.
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