Anna Lee

Born Jan 2, 1913

Anna Lee, MBE was an English actress.

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1913 Birth Born on January 2, 1913.


1934 21 Years Old 1 More Event
On the strength of her performances in quota films, in 1934 Lee signed a contract with Gainsborough Pictures, which was the biggest British production company of the era. … Read More
1935 22 Years Old She appeared in the 1935 Jessie Matthews musical First a Girl as the aristocratic other woman.
1937 24 Years Old In 1937 she starred in one of the studio's large-budget productions, King Solomon's Mines.
1938 25 Years Old She had met her first husband, the director Robert Stevenson while shooting The Camels are Coming on location in Egypt. During 1938 she took time off from acting to give birth to her first child.
1939 26 Years Old In 1939 she and her husband switched to Ealing Studios which was now being run by Michael Balcon the former head of Gainsborough. … Read More


1943 30 Years Old She remained supportive of the British war effort and in 1943 appeared alongside other British actors in Forever and a Day, which was made to raise money for British charities. … Read More
1944 31 Years Old Lee and Stevenson divorced in March 1944 with both daughters staying with their father. She met her second husband, George Stafford, as the pilot of the plane on her USO tour during the Second World War. They married on 8 June 1944, and had three sons, John, Stephen and Tim Stafford. … Read More


1958 45 Years Old In 1958 she returned to Britain to appear in John Ford's Gideon's Day, in which she played the detective's wife. … Read More
1962 49 Years Old Lee appeared in the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in a small role as Mrs. Bates, a neighbour of the sisters played by Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. … Read More


1964 51 Years Old Lee and Stafford divorced in 1964.
1970 57 Years Old Her final marriage, to novelist Robert Nathan (The Bishop's Wife, Portrait of Jennie), on 5 April 1970, ended at his death in 1985. … Read More


2004 91 Years Old 1 More Event
On 16 July 2004, General Hospital aired a tribute to Lee by holding a memorial service for Lila Quartermaine.
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