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    • ANNA LEE


      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Date of birth
      2 January 1913
      Igtham, Kent, England, UK

      Date of death
      14 May 2004
      Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. (pneumonia)

      Birth name
      Joan Boniface Winnifrith

      Nickname
      Queen of the Quota Quickies

      Mini Biography
      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 "Queen of the Quota Quickies". Lee and her husband, director Robert Stevenson, relocated to Hollywood in the late 1930s and Lee began starring in stateside productions as well as becoming a fixture of the John Ford stock company (she appeared in How Green Was My Valley (1941), Fort Apache (1948) and a half-dozen others). In 1970, she became the seventh wife of novelist, poet and playwright Robert Nathan (Portrait of Jennie (1948), The Bishop's Wife (1947)); they married three months after they met. Now widowed, Lee soldiers on, regularly playing wealthy Lila Quartermaine on the TV soaper "General Hospital" (1963).

      Filmography
      Actress
      1. "Port Charles" (1997) TV Series .... Lila Quartermaine (1997-2003)
      2. What Can I Do? (1994) .... Elderly Woman
      3. Listen to Me (1989) .... Garson's Grandmother
      4. Beverly Hills Brats (1989)
      5. The Right Hand Man (1987) .... Worn woman
      6. Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
      7. "Scruples" (1980) (mini) TV Series .... Aunt Wilhelmina
      8. The Night Rider (1979) (TV) .... Lady Earl
      9. "General Hospital" (1963) TV Series .... Lila Quartermaine (1978-2004)
      10. The Beasts Are on the Streets (1978) (TV) .... Mrs. Jackson
      11. Legend of the Northwest (1978)
      12. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) (TV) .... Laura Delano
      13. Eleanor and Franklin (1976) (TV) .... Laura Delano
      14. My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (1973) (TV) .... Judge Barbara Hanline

      15. Star! (1968) (uncredited) .... Hostess
      ... aka Loves of a Star! (USA: promotional title)
      ... aka Those Were the Happy Times (USA: shorter version)
      16. In Like Flint (1967) .... Elisabeth
      17. Picture Mommy Dead (1966) .... Elsie Kornwald
      ... aka Color Mommy Dead
      18. 7 Women (1966) .... Mrs. Russell, Mission Staff
      19. The Sound of Music (1965) .... Sister Margaretta
      20. For Those Who Think Young (1964) .... Laura Pruitt
      21. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) (uncredited) .... Titanic passenger in lifeboat
      22. The Movie Maker (1964) (TV)
      ... aka A Slow Fade to Black (USA)
      23. The Prize (1963) (uncredited) .... American Reporter
      24. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) .... Mrs. Bates
      25. Jack the Giant Killer (1962) .... Lady Costance
      26. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Prescott (widow in stage holdup)
      27. Two Rode Together (1961) .... Mrs. Malaprop
      28. The Big Night (1960) .... Mrs. Turner
      29. Jet Over the Atlantic (1960) .... Ursula Leverett

      30. The Crimson Kimono (1959) .... Mac
      31. This Earth Is Mine (1959) .... Charlotte Rambeau
      32. The Horse Soldiers (1959) .... Mrs. Buford
      33. The Last Hurrah (1958) .... Gert Minihan
      34. Gideon's Day (1958) .... Mrs. Kate Gideon
      ... aka Gideon of Scotland Yard (USA)
      35. "The Charles Farrell Show" (1956) TV Series .... Doris Mayfield, Charlie's girlfriend
      36. "A Date with Judy" (1952) TV Series .... Dora Foster (1951-1952)

      37. Prison Warden (1949) .... Elisa Pennington Burnell
      38. Best Man Wins (1948) .... Nancy Smiley
      39. Fort Apache (1948) .... Mrs. Emily Collingwood
      ... aka War Party
      40. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) .... Mrs. Miles Fairley
      41. High Conquest (1947) .... Marie Correl
      42. G.I. War Brides (1946) .... Linda Powell
      ... aka War Brides (UK)
      43. Bedlam (1946) .... Nell Bowen
      44. Summer Storm (1944) .... Nadena Kalenin (a), editor
      45. Flesh and Fantasy (1943) .... Rowena
      ... aka Six Destinies
      46. Hangmen Also Die (1943) .... Nasha Novotny
      ... aka Hangmen Also Die! (UK)
      ... aka Lest We Forget
      47. Forever and a Day (1943) .... Cornelia Trimble- Pomfret (bride)
      48. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) .... Judith Bowen
      49. Flying Tigers (1942) .... Brooke Elliott
      50. How Green Was My Valley (1941) .... Bronwyn, later Mrs Ivor Morgan
      51. My Life with Caroline (1941) .... Caroline Mason
      52. Seven Sinners (1940) .... Dorothy Henderson
      ... aka Cafe of the Seven Sinners
      53. Return to Yesterday (1940) .... Carol
      54. Young Man's Fancy (1940) .... Ada

      55. The Four Just Men (1939) .... Arm Lodge
      ... aka The Secret Four (USA)
      56. Non-Stop New York (1937) .... Jennie Carr
      ... aka Blood Oath
      57. King Solomon's Mines (1937) .... Kathleen 'Kathy' O'Brien
      58. O.H.M.S. (1937) .... Sally Briggs
      ... aka You're in the Army Now (USA)
      59. The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936/I) .... Dr. Clare Wyatt
      ... aka Doctor Maniac Who Lived Again (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka Dr. Maniac
      ... aka The Brainsnatcher
      ... aka The Man Who Lived Again (USA)
      60. First a Girl (1935) .... Princess
      61. The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935) .... Vivian
      62. Heat Wave (1935) .... Jane Allison
      63. The Camels Are Coming (1934) .... Anita Rodgers
      64. Faces (1934) .... Madeleine Pelham
      65. Lucky Loser (1934) .... Ursula Hamilton
      66. Mannequin (1934/I) .... Babette
      67. Rolling in Money (1934) .... Lady Eggleby
      68. The Bermondsey Kid (1933)
      69. Chelsea Life (1933) .... Hon. Muriel Maxton
      70. The King's Cup (1933)
      71. Mayfair Girl (1933) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
      72. Yes, Mr. Brown (1933) (uncredited)
      73. His Lordship (1932) (uncredited) .... Scrub Girl Chorine
      74. Ebb Tide (1932) (uncredited)
      75. Say It with Music (1932)

      Herself
      1. Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) (TV) .... Herself
      2. John Ford: An American Vision (1998) (TV) .... Herself
      ... aka A&E Biography: John Ford - An American Vision (USA: series title)
      3. John Wayne: American Legend (1998) (TV) .... Herself
      ... aka A&E Biography: John Wayne - American Legend (USA: series title)
      4. The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (1994) (V) .... Herself (interviewee)

      Archive Footage
      1. The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2004) (TV) .... Herself
      2. John Ford (1990) (TV) (uncredited) .... Bronwyn [in 'How Green Was My Valley']

      Notable TV Guest Appearances
      1. "B.J. and the Bear" playing "Laura" in episode: "The Eyes of Texas" (episode # 2.7) 10 November 1979
      2. "The F.B.I." playing "Susan Harper" in episode: "The Killing Truth" (episode # 9.10) 9 December 1973
      3. "The Streets of San Francisco" playing "Mrs. Claridge" in episode: "Deadline" (episode # 1.19) 15 February 1973
      4. "The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie" (voice) in episode: "Oliver and the Artful Dodger: Part 2" 28 October 1972
      5. "The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie" (voice) in episode: "Oliver and the Artful Dodger: Part 1" 21 October 1972
      6. "The Bold Ones: The Senator" playing "Frances Mellon" in episode: "Power Play" (episode # 1.3) 1 November 1970
      7. "Mission: Impossible" playing "Maria Malik" in episode: "The Martyr" (episode # 4.26) 29 March 1970
      8. "The Outcasts" playing "Amelia" in episode: "Give Me Tomorrow" (episode # 1.24) 21 April 1969
      9. "Hawaii Five-O" playing "Mrs. McGovern" in episode: "Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born" (episode # 1.10) 19 December 1968
      10. "Mannix" playing "Mrs. Harriman" in episode: "Edge of the Knife" (episode # 2.7) 9 November 1968
      11. "Gunsmoke" playing "Amy Bassett" in episode: "Rope Fever" (episode # 13.13) 4 December 1967
      12. "Felony Squad" playing "Martha Lindley" in episode: "Time of Trial" (episode # 2.9) 1 November 1967
      13. "Family Affair" playing "Lorna" in episode: "Go Home, Mr. French" (episode # 2.3) 25 September 1967
      14. "My Three Sons" playing "Louise Allen" in episode: "London Memories" (episode # 6.31) 12 April 1966
      15. "Daniel Boone" playing "Clara Merivale" in episode: "The Ben Franklin Encounter" (episode # 1.23) 18 March 1965
      16. "Combat!" playing "Sister Lescaut" in episode: "The Enemy" (episode # 3.16) 5 January 1965
      17. "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" playing "Paula Kirsch" in episode: "A Slow Fade to Black" (episode # 1.22) 27 March 1964
      18. "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" playing "Roberta Saunders" in episode: "Last Seen Wearing Blue Jeans" (episode # 1.28) 19 April 1963
      19. "Dr. Kildare" playing "Mrs. Frances Alland" in episode: "Ship's Doctor" (episode # 2.27) 18 April 1963
      20. "McHale's Navy" playing "Pamela Parfrey" in episode: "The Day They Captured Santa" (episode # 1.11) 27 December 1962
      21. "Perry Mason" playing "Crystal Durham" in episode: "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle" (episode # 6.7) 8 November 1962
      22. "Checkmate" playing "Louise Haley" in episode: "Rendezvous in Washington" (episode # 2.30) 9 May 1962
      23. "77 Sunset Strip" playing "Lela Franklin" in episode: "The Diplomatic Caper" (episode # 4.19) 26 January 1962
      24. "Lock Up" playing "Helen Carter" in episode: "The Accused" (episode # 2.32) 22 April 1961
      25. "Maverick" playing "Helene Ferguson" in episode: "Diamond Flush" (episode # 4.21) 5 February 1961
      26. "Hawaiian Eye" playing "Holly Morrison" in episode: "Swan Song for a Hero" (episode # 2.13) 7 December 1960
      27. "Wagon Train" playing "Mrs. Craven" in episode: "The Colter Craven Story" (episode # 4.9) 23 November 1960
      28. "Lock Up" playing "Mrs. Mitchell" in episode: "Society Matron" (episode # 1.33) 7 May 1960
      29. "Letter to Loretta" playing "Anne Tracy" in episode: "The Unwanted" (episode # 7.26) 1 May 1960
      30. "Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond" playing "Helen Mason" in episode: "Who Are You?" (episode # 2.20) 2 February 1960
      31. "Hawaiian Eye" in episode: "Beach Boy" (episode # 1.7) 18 November 1959
      32. "Peter Gunn" playing "Sister Thomas Aquinas" in episode: "Sisters of the Friendless" (episode # 1.14) 22 December 1958
      33. "Shirley Temple's Storybook" playing "Fairy Godmother" in episode: "The Little Lame Prince" (episode # 1.9) 15 July 1958
      34. "Soldiers of Fortune" in episode: "The Black Cat Waits" (episode # 2.5) 21 October 1956
      35. "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse" in episode: "The Loner" (episode # 2.26) 27 March 1955
      36. "Armstrong Circle Theatre" in episode: "Run to the Magic" (episode # 4.25) 16 February 1954
      37. "Kraft Television Theatre" in episode: "Indian Summer" (episode # 5.48) 20 August 1952
      38. "Robert Montgomery Presents" in episode: "The Ringmaster" (episode # 3.30) 26 May 1952
      39. "Robert Montgomery Presents" in episode: "The Truth About Blayds" (episode # 3.26) 28 April 1952
      40. "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse" in episode: "Monsieur Beaucaire" (episode # 2.7) 12 March 1952
      41. "The Web" in episode: "Wanted, Someone Innocent" (episode # 1.51) 20 June 1951
      42. "The Ford Theatre Hour" in episode: "Peter Ibbetson" (episode # 3.26) 18 May 1951
      43. "Somerset Maugham TV Theatre" in episode: "The String of Beads" (episode # 1.7) 29 November 1950
      44. "Kraft Television Theatre" in episode: "Sixteen" (episode # 4.7) 8 November 1950
      45. "The Web" in episode: "Mirror of Delusion" (episode # 1.18) 1 November 1950
      46. "The Ford Theatre Hour" in episode: "The Marble Faun" (episode # 3.5) 6 October 1950
      47. "The Clock" in episode: "The Checked Suit" (episode # 1.40) 11 August 1950
      48. "Robert Montgomery Presents" in episode: "The Citadel" (episode # 1.11) 19 June 1950
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Anna Lee was a an accomplished actor,
      and starred with Duke in 5 films,

      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Prescott (widow in stage holdup)
      The Horse Soldiers (1959) .... Mrs. Buford
      Fort Apache (1948) .... Mrs. Emily Collingwood
      Flying Tigers (1942) .... Brooke Elliott
      Seven Sinners (1940) .... Dorothy Henderson



      Not the same chemistry , as say Maureen, Claire, or Gail,
      but they acted well together.
      She was a regular in the John Ford Stock company
      and made many films with him.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Keith, have you noticed how much the photos for Adele Mara and Anna Lee look very much alike? I was surprised :o !

      I guess I am not a soap opera fan - I had no idea of Miss Lee's fame in that venue.

      She had quite a good listing of links -

      annalee.net/
      blogofdeath.com/archives/000964.html
      thegoldenyears.org/lee.html
      http://www.users.qwest.net/~aknot/annalee.htm
      britishpictures.com/stars/Lee.htm
      britmovie.co.uk/actors/l/009.html
      jwaynefan.com/annalee.html
      http://www.wildestwesterns.com/no_7/anna_l...one_tribute.htm
      slick.org/deathwatch/mailarchive/msg01355.html
      generalhospital.about.com/cs/recaps/a/annalee.htm

      Mrs. C :angel1:

      The post was edited 1 time, last by chester7777: remove dead link ().

    • She is a pretty lady. Thanks Keith and Mrs. C for the great information on her. This is really great in knowing who they are.

      Cheers B)


      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
    • Originally posted by chester7777@Mar 13 2006, 12:35 AM
      Keith, have you noticed how much the photos for Adele Mara and Anna Lee look very much alike?  I was surprised :o !

      I guess I am not a soap opera fan - I had no idea of Miss Lee's fame in that venue.

      She had quite a good listing of links -

      annalee.net/
      blogofdeath.com/archives/000964.html
      thegoldenyears.org/lee.html
      users.qwest.net/~aknot/annalee.htm
      britishpictures.com/stars/Lee.htm
      britmovie.co.uk/actors/l/009.html
      jwaynefan.com/annalee.html
      http://www.wildestwesterns.com/no_7/anna_l...one_tribute.htm
      slick.org/deathwatch/mailarchive/msg01355.html
      generalhospital.about.com/cs/recaps/a/annalee.htm

      Mrs. C :angel1:
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      My wife and I have watched General Hospital on a semi regular basis for years. And even up until her death and looking so frail, Anna Lee still had her beauty and grace. As for her younger years, when I see her in Flying Tigers as a blond and Fort Apache as a brunette, she was as hot as any actress in Hollywood.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Anna Lee.

      Great article, thanks for posting. Just watched Flying Tigers today. Somhow I never thought that it was she in Fort Apache and in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
      Interesting that Marlene Dietrich demand that she color her hair in dark... Was she jeleous?
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Anna Lee.

      Senta wrote:

      Great article, thanks for posting. Just watched Flying Tigers today. Somhow I never thought that it was she in Fort Apache and in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
      Interesting that Marlene Dietrich demand that she color her hair in dark... Was she jeleous?


      I agree Vera, great article
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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