Anna Lee

About Anna Lee

Anna Lee MBE

Name - Joan Boniface Winnifrith (Changed to Anna Lee for acting career)

Date Of Birth - 2nd January 1913

Birthplace - Ightham, Kent (UK)

Death - 14th May 2004 in Bevery Hills, California (USA). She died of pneumonia.

Parents - Her father was a clergy man who encouraged her to follow her dreams and desires to act.

Childhood - She grew up in Kent and trained at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Jobs*(notably)* - ‘His Lordship’ - 1932 - *(movie)*

‘How Green Was My Valley’ - (movie)

‘Two Rode Together’ - (movie)

‘Fort Apache’ - (movie)

‘The Camels are Coming - 1934 - (movie)

‘The Passing of the Third Floor Back’ - 1935 - (movie)

‘O.H.M.S’ - 1937 - (movie)

‘The Four Just Men’ - 1939 - (movie)

‘Flying Tigers’ - 1942 - (movie)

‘Hangmen Also Die!’ - 1943 - (movie)

‘Bedlam’ - 1946 - (movie)

‘Robert Montgomery Presents’ - (television)

‘The Ford Theatre Hour’ - (television)

‘Kraft Television Theatre’ - (television)

‘Armstrong Circle Theatre’ - (television)

‘Wagon Train’ - (television)

‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ - 1962 - (movie)

‘The Sound of Music’ - 1965 - (movie)

‘What Can I Do?’ - 1994 - (movie)

‘General Hospital’ - (television)

Marriage - Robert Stevenson (Director) 1934 - 1944 (Divorced) George Stafford (Pilot) 1944 - 1964 (Divorced) Robert Nathan (Novelist) 1970 - 1985 (His death)

Children - Venetia Stevenson (1st Husband) - Actress Caroline Stevenson (1st Husband) John Stafford (2nd Husband) Stephen Stafford (2nd Husband) Tim Stafford (2nd Husband) - Actor - Stage Name: Jeffrey Byron

Interesting Facts - Anna Lee died 1 week before she was to receive an Emmy Award for ‘Life Time Achievement’

She was awarded MBE (Member of the British Empire) in 1982 for her services to drama

She was awarded a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 1993

She was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident but continued acting for over 2 decades in a wheelchair

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