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Anna Neagle Biography (1904-1986)
Born Florence Marjorie Robertson, October 20, 1904, in Forest Gate, London, England; died in Surrey, England, June 3, 1986; daughter of Herbert William and Florence (Neagle) Robertson; married Herbert Wilcox (a producer and director), 1944 (died, 1977).
CTFT learned from published material that Dame Anna Neagle played Lady Hadwell in Charlie Girl for over two thousand performances.
- Birth Details
- October 20, 1904
- London, England
- Death Details
- June 3, 1986
- Surrey, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Child dancer, The Wonder Tales, Ambassadors Theatre, London,1917.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Dancer, Wake Up and Dream, Selwyn Theatre, 1929.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Chorus, Bubbly, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1925.
- chorus, Charlot's Revue, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1925.
- chorus, Rose Marie, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1926.
- chorus, The Desert Song, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1927.
- chorus, This Year of Grace, Pavilion Theatre, London, 1928.
- dancer in cabaret, Trocadero Restaurant, London, 1926-29.
- dancer, Wake Up and Dream, Pavilion Theatre, London, 1929.
- Mary Clyde-Burkin, Stand Up and Sing, Southampton, U.K., 1930, then at the Hippodrome, London, 1931.
- Rosalind, As You Like It and Olivia, Twelfth Night, both at the Open AirTheatre, London, 1934.
- Peter Pan, Palladium, London, 1937.
- Carol Beaumont, Nell Gwynn, Queen Victoria, and Lilian Grey, The GloriousDays, Palace Theatre, London, 1953.
- Stella Felby, The More the Merrier, Strand Theatre, London, 1960.
- Ruth Peterson, Nothing Is for Free, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland,1961.
- Jane Canning, Person Unknown, Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, U.K., 1963.
- Lady Hadwell, Charlie Girl, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1965, Sue Smith, No,No, Nanette, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1972.
- Dame Sibyl Hathaway, The Dame of Sark, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1975.
- Janet Fraser, The First Mrs. Fraser, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1976.
- Most Gracious Lady, Theatre Royal, Windsor, for the Silver Jubilee, 1977.
- Comtesse de la Briere, Maggie, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1977.
- Relative Values, English Theatre, Vienna, 1978.
- Mrs. Higgins, My Fair Lady, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, London, 1978, then Adelphi Theatre, London, 1979.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Victoria Regina and French without Tears, U.K. and European cities, during World War II.
- Emma Woodhouse, Emma, U.K. cities, 1944.
- Carol Beaumont, Nell Gwynn, Queen Victoria, and Lilian Grey, The GloriousDays, U.K. cities, 1952.
- Lady Hadwell, Charlie Girl, Melbourne, 1971 and Auckland, 1972.
- Janet Fraser, The First Mrs. Fraser, U.K. cities, 1976.
- Mrs. Higgins, My Fair Lady, U.K. cities, 1978.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Sixty Glorious Years, 1938.
- Nurse Edith Cavell, 1939.
- Irene, 1940.
- Bittersweet, 1940.
- The Yellow Canary, 1943.
- I Live in Grosvenor Square, 1945.
- Picadilly Incident, 1946.
- The Courtneys of Curzon Street, 1947.
- Spring in Park Lane, 1947.
- Odette, 1951.
- Lady with a Lamp, 1951.
- Derby Day, 1952.
- Maytime in Mayfair, 1952.
- Lilacs in the Spring, 1953.
- Also Goodnight Vienna; Nell Gwynn; Victoria the Great; Elizabeth of Ladymead; King's Rhapsody; My Teenage Daughter; No Time for Tears; The Man Who Couldn't Talk; The Lady Is a Square.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Producer, Those Dangerous Years, 1957.
- (with husband Herbert Wilcox:) Wonderful Things.
- The Heart of a Man.
- There's Always Tomorrow, 1974.
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