Adrianne Allen

Born Feb 7, 1907

Adrianne Allen was an English stage actress. Most often seen in light comedy, played Sybil Chase in the original West End production of Private Lives and Elizabeth Bennet in the 1935 Broadway production of Pride and Prejudice. She appeared in several films and was the mother of Daniel and Anna Massey.… Read More

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1907 Birth Born on February 7, 1907.


1926 19 Years Old After her education in France and Germany, she trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where her 1926 graduation performance caught the attention of Basil Dean, who cast her as Nina Vansittart in the Noël Coward play Easy Virtue.


1929 22 Years Old In 1929, she married Raymond Massey, after he had cast her for a part in Noël Coward's play The Rat Trap.
1930 23 Years Old Her first West End appearance followed in July 1930, where she played the role of Sibyl in Noël Coward's Private Lives. … Read More


1939 32 Years Old Her marriage ended in divorce in 1939. … Read More
1942 35 Years Old In 1942, she played Doris, a former barmaid who married a Polish count, in the original London production of Terence Rattigan's play Flare Path.


1957 50 Years Old She starred in more films, and appeared on British television, before returning to Broadway in 1957, where she starred alongside her daughter in The Reluctant Debutante.
1958 51 Years Old Her acting career ended in 1958.


1993 87 Years Old She died from cancer on 14 September 1993 in Montreux, Switzerland.
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