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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 January 1909Hartford, Cheshire, England, UK
Date of Death 6 May 1993London, England, UK  (stroke)
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ann Todd was a beautiful English actress best known as Gregory Peck's wife in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). Her third husband was the legendary director David Lean, for whom she appeared in three films, The Passionate Friends (1949), Madeleine (1950), and Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Spouse (3)

David Lean (21 May 1949 - 1957) (divorced)
Nigel Tangye (1945 - 1949) (divorced) (1 child)
Victor Malcolm (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Her first husband, Victor Malcolm, was the grandson of Lily Langtry; they had a son, David, together.
Her second husband, Nigel Tangye and her third husband David Lean were first cousins. She and Nigel Tangye had a daughter Ann Francesca together.
She named her daughter "Ann Francesca". Francesca was her characters name in one of her most famous roles in "The Seventh Veil".
Was the first choice for the lead in September Affair (1950).
In the late 1950's, she embarked on a secondary career as a writer and maker of travel documentaries.
Studied elocution and fencing (!) at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Appeared on stage with the Arts Theatre Club from the age of 18. West End debut in 'Baa Baa Black Sheep', on Broadway from 1957 in 'Four Winds'.
Best known for her roles as long-suffering upper-class wives in post-war British films.
After her marriage to director David Lean in 1949, she acted in three of his films.
Signed by Alexander Korda in 1932.

Personal Quotes (1)

I don't really consider myself an actress. I don't think I ever act. The parts I have played in my career that have come off best have usually been a continuation of myself.

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