Anna Lee

Anna Lee

Highest Rated: 100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Lowest Rated: 67% Flying Tigers (1942)

Birthday: Jan 2, 1913

Birthplace: Igtham, England, UK

For her American film debut, Anna Lee was required to darken her naturally blonde hair by order of "Seven Sinners" (1941) star Marlene Dietrich, whose ego could handle no competition from the blue-eyed, surpassingly lovely British actress. While posing no threat to Hollywood's A-list leading ladies, Lee kept busy in the ensuing years, backing John Wayne in "The Flying Tigers" (1942) and Boris Karloff in "Bedlam" (1946) while proving a valuable addition to John Ford's stock company, beginning with the Academy Award-winning "How Green Was My Valley" (1944). Shifting to character parts in middle age and focusing on television work to allow time with her family, Lee contributed a string of wry cameo appearances to such features as "The Prize" (1962), "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1964), and "The Sound of Music" (1965). Most often seen as the epitome of prudence and purity, she enjoyed playing the occasional bad girl - the perfidious wife of Warner Baxter's "Prison Warden" (1949), the benighted Lady Constance of "Jack the Giant Killer" (1962), and the distaff supervillain of "In Like Flint" (1967). At age 65, Lee began a long association with the ABC soap opera "General Hospital" (1963- ), playing matriarch Lila Quartermaine for 26 years, even after a 1982 automobile accident put her in a wheelchair for life. Lee's death in 2004 capped a 70-year career in film, bequeathing to movie lovers the legacy of an actress with the soul of a character player and the face of a movie star.

Highest rated movies

Fort Apache
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
King Solomon's Mines
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bedlam
How Green Was My Valley
The Last Hurrah
Hangmen Also Die

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 21% Ghost Month Hair Ghost / Mei Ling (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Evil Lies Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 100% Eleanor and Franklin Laura Delano (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters' Anniversary Judge Barbara Hanline (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Movie Maker Unknown (Character) - 1967
67% 51% In Like Flint Elisabeth (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 58% Picture Mommy Dead Elsie Kornwald (Character) - 1966
83% 91% The Sound of Music Sister Margaretha (Character) $109.0K 1965
No Score Yet 15% For Those Who Think Young Laura Pruitt (Character) - 1964
75% 61% Jack the Giant Killer Lady Constance (Character) - 1962
92% 91% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Mrs. Bates (Character) - 1962
83% 53% Two Rode Together Mrs. Malaprop (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jet Over the Atlantic Ursula Leverett (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Earth Is Mine Charlotte Rambeau (Character) - 1959
79% 71% The Crimson Kimono Mac (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Gideon of Scotland Yard Mrs. Kate Gideon (Character) - 1958
86% 81% The Last Hurrah Gert Minihan (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Warden Elisa Pennington Burnell (Character) - 1949
100% 83% Fort Apache Mrs. Emily Collingwood (Character) - 1948
100% 88% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Mrs. Miles Fairley (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Conquest Marie Correl (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.I. War Brides Linda Powell (Character) - 1946
89% 53% Bedlam Nell Bowen (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 25% Summer Storm Nadena Kalenin (Character) - 1944
85% 67% Hangmen Also Die Nasha Novotny (Character) - 1943
67% 69% Flying Tigers Brooke Elliott (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 54% The Commandos Strike at Dawn Judith Bowen (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Life With Caroline Caroline Mason (Character) - 1941
89% 81% How Green Was My Valley Bronwyn Morgan, Ivor's Wife (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Yesterday Carol Sands (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 42% Seven Sinners Dorothy Henderson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Four Ann Lodge (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Man's Fancy Miss Ada (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 14% Non-Stop New York Jennie Carr (Character) - 1937
100% 40% King Solomon's Mines Kathleen "Kathy" O'Brien (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet You're in the Army Now Sally Briggs (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 52% The Man Who Lived Again Dr. Clare Wyatt (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passing of the Third Floor Back Vivian (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 86% First a Girl Unknown (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Camels Are Coming Anita Rodgers (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faces Madeleine Pelham (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Unknown (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mrs. Dabney (Guest Star) 1968 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mrs. Claridge (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Amy Bassett (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Martha Lindley (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Crystal Durham (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lela Franklin (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1958