Elizabeth Allan

Born Apr 9, 1910

This article is about the British actress. For the American actress, see Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth Allan File:Elizabeth Allan in Camille.

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1910 Birth She was born at Skegness, Lincolnshire in 1910.


1931 21 Years Old After four years onstage with the Old Vic, she made her film debut in 1931, first appearing in Alibi.
1932 22 Years Old She began her career appearing in a number of films for Julius Hagen's Twickenham Studios but also featured in Gainsborough's Michael and Mary and Korda's Service for Ladies. In 1932, she joined Wilfrid J. O'Bryen — to whom she had been introduced by actor Herbert Marshall — in a marriage that lasted until his death in 1977.
1933 23 Years Old Her first US/UK co-production and first US production came in 1933, and she worked in the United States under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1935 was her most memorable year in Hollywood, when she not only distinguished herself in two memorable Dickens' adaptations as David's unfortunate young mother in George Cukor's David Copperfield and as Lucie Manette in Jack Conway's A Tale of Two Cities, but was also featured in Tod Browning's Mark of the Vampire. … Read More
1938 28 Years Old The studio retaliated by refusing to let her work, and, frustrated, she returned to the UK in 1938. … Read More


1952 42 Years Old Late in her career, she was a frequent panelist on television game shows, including the British version of What's My Line? She was named Great Britain's Top Female TV Personality of 1952. … Read More
1958 48 Years Old In 1958, she appeared as Boris Karloff's wife in The Haunted Strangler.


1990 80 Years Old Died on July 27, 1990.
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