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Anna Lee (I) (1913–2004)

The daughter of a clergyman, Anna Lee was born Joan Boniface Winnifrith and encouraged to pursue an acting career by her father. After training at London's Royal Albert Hall, she took to the boards and later began appearing in English films, first as an extra, then working her way up to featured parts and finally earning the unofficial title "... See full bio »

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 1994 What Can I Do?
Elderly Woman
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
 1989 Listen to Me
Garson's Grandmother
 1987 Beyond the Next Mountain
Governor's Wife
 1987 The Right Hand Man
Worn woman
 1968 Star!
Hostess (uncredited)
 1967 In Like Flint
 1966 Picture Mommy Dead
Elsie Kornwald
 1966 7 Women
Mrs. Russell - Mission Staff
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Titanic Passenger in Lifeboat (uncredited)
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Laura Pruitt
 1963 The Prize
American Reporter (uncredited)
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer
Lady Constance
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Mrs. Prescott - Widow in Stage Holdup (uncredited)
 1961 Two Rode Together
Mrs. Malaprop
 1960 The Big Night
Mrs. Turner
 1959 Jet Over the Atlantic
Ursula Leverett
 1959 The Crimson Kimono
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Charlotte Rambeau
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Mrs. Buford
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Gert Minihan
 1949 Prison Warden
Elisa Pennington Burnell
 1948 Best Man Wins
Nancy Smiley
 1944 Summer Storm
Nadena Kalenin
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Rowena (Episode 2)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Masha Novotny
 1943 Forever and a Day
Cornelia Trimble-Pomfret
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Judith Bowen
 1941 My Life with Caroline
 1940 Seven Sinners
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Carol Sands
 1939 Young Man's Fancy
Miss Ada
 1939 The Secret Four
Ann Lodge
 1937 Non-Stop New York
Jennie Carr
 1937 King Solomon's Mines
Kathleen 'Kathy' O'Brien
 1937 You're in the Army Now
Sally Briggs
 1935 First a Girl
Princess Miranoff
 1935 Heat Wave
Jane Allison
 1934 The Camels Are Coming
Anita Rodgers
 1934 Lucky Loser
Ursula Hamilton
 1934 Rolling in Money
Lady Eggleby
 1934 Faces
Madeleine Pelham
 1933 Mannequin
 1933 Chelsea Life
Hon. Muriel Maxton
 1933 Mayfair Girl
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1933 Yes, Mr. Brown (uncredited)
 1933 The King's Cup
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 His Lordship
Scrub Girl Chorine (uncredited)
 1932 Ebb Tide (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in a UK tour of "The Barrets of Wimpole Street".

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[on working with John Wayne in Seven Sinners (1940)] Marlene [Marlene Dietrich] didn't want a blonde in the picture--other than herself. So it was the first time I had to rinse [color] my hair. John Wayne was a lovely man, what I would call a typical American--very nice, very modest. His stature as a star never came up, although we worked together many times over the years. On our first encounter... See more »


Initially studied with Elsie Fogarty at the Royal Albert Central School Hall in London. Later toured with the London Repertory Theatre where she earned the title "The British Bombshell." See more »


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