Anne Nagel
Actress
Anne Nagel
Anne Nagel was an American actress. She played in adventures, mysteries, and comedies for twenty-five years. She also appeared in television series in the 1950s.
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    FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 50
    Anne Nagel died in Hollywood, California in 1966, aged 50, following surgery for liver cancer.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 31
    In December 1947, Nagel filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against Hollywood physician and surgeon Franklyn Thorpe (former husband of actress Mary Astor).
    More Details Hide Details She alleged that, while performing an appendectomy on her ten years earlier, Thorpe had removed other organs without her knowledge or consent, leaving her unable to conceive a child. In the suit, Nagel demanded $350,000 in damages.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 25
    Nagel was married twice: first to actor Ross Alexander (who committed suicide in 1937), then to Air Force Lt. Col. James H. Keenan on December 4, 1941. That marriage ended in divorce ten years later in 1951.
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  • 1940
    Age 24
    Other feature movies from 1940 in which she had parts are Black Friday, Hot Steel, and Diamond Frontiers.
    More Details Hide Details She was often a heroine in horror films. Late in the 1940s she made The Spirit of West Point (1947). The film starred Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis. Nagel later worked on television in episodes of The Range Rider (1951) and Circus Boy (1957).
    In 1940, she appeared with W.C. Fields and Mae West in My Little Chickadee.
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  • 1936
    Age 20
    In 1936, she appeared in Here Comes Carter with Ross Alexander.
    More Details Hide Details A reviewer remarked of her performance, "she was just one of those girls who has learned to croon for the microphone, and let the rest of the world go hang." Her early roles were in such films as Footloose Heiress, Three Legionnaires, Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (all from 1937). She was in Mystery House (1938), Unexpected Father (1939), and Legion of Lost Flyers (1939).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1932
    Age 16
    Placed under contract by Warner Brothers in 1932, Nagel secured a bit part as a ballet girl in Hypnotized and spent the next few years making uncredited appearances as a dancer or chorus girl.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born on September 29, 1915.
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