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Vanessa Lee (I) (1920–1992)

Vanessa was possibly better known for her appearances in Ivor Novello's musicals in the immediate post-war years as well as appearing occasionally on television. During her career she had a little cosmetic surgery on her nose that enabled her to breath more easily. Her partnership with contralto Olive Gilbert in Novello's hit shows was legendary. See full bio »


(age 71) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Armchair Theatre
King's Rhapsody
King's Rhapsody Princess Cristiane
The Passing Show
Kaleidoscope Herself - Singer


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 1970 The Adventurers
Trustee Banker's Wife (uncredited)
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1968 The Split
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1957 King's Rhapsody (TV Movie)
Princess Cristiane
 1953 The Passing Show (TV Series)
Show Show Self (17 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Noël Coward's musical, "After the Ball", at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Peter Graves, Mary Ellis and Graham Payn in the cast. Robert Helpmann was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Lady Graves

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Her husband inherited an Irish peerage, when he became the 8th Baron Graves, but continued to act as Peter Graves. See more »

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