Anne Nagel

Anne Nagel

Highest Rated: 100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Invisible Woman (1940)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1912

Birthplace: Not Available

Sad-eyed, brunette American actress Anne Nagel was the daughter of one of the early Technicolor experts. Already a Hollywood habitue, Nagel made her film bow at age 21 in I Loved You Wednesday. She signed a contract with Warner Bros., appearing as everything from western ingenues to murder suspects. In 1935 she married another Warners contractee, leading man Ross Alexander. After Alexander's sudden, inexplicable suicide in 1937, Nagel was quietly dropped by Warners, then was optioned by Universal. Busiest in the early '40s, she appeared in numerous Universal serials (Don Winslow of the Navy [1940]) and horror films (Man Made Monster [1940]). She was cast as Madame Gorgeous, the circus aerialist mother of Gloria Jean in W.C. Fields' Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941), but nearly her entire part (including a spectacular death scene) ended up on the cutting room floor. Leaving Universal in 1943, Nagel freelanced at such minor operations as PRC and Republic. Her final film roles were supporting at best, often uncredited (e.g. as one of the "team wives" in the 1949 baseball biopic The Stratton Story). Retiring from films in 1949, Anne Nagel died of cancer in 1966 at the age of 53.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Armored Car Robbery Mrs Phillips 1950
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Be Married Woman 1949
86% The Stratton Story Mrs. Piet 1949
No Score Yet One Touch of Venus Reporter 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Guest 1948
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Irene Bartlett 1948
No Score Yet The Hucksters Teletypist 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday Bea Mason 1947
No Score Yet The Trap Marcia 1946
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Mission Attendant 1946
No Score Yet Women in Bondage Deputy 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Monster Lenora 1942
No Score Yet Stagecoach Buckaroo Nina 1942
No Score Yet Dawn Express Nancy Fielding 1942
No Score Yet The Mad Doctor of Market Street Mrs. Saunders 1942
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Mlle. Gorgeous 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster June Lawrence 1941
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Actor 1941
67% The Invisible Woman Jean 1940
No Score Yet Argentine Nights Linda 1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West Claire Hartford 1940
91% My Little Chickadee Miss Ermingarde Foster 1940
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Casey 1940
No Score Yet Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me Miss Lansdale 1940
No Score Yet Gang Bullets Patricia Wayne 1938
No Score Yet Mystery House Gwen Kingery 1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top Penny 1938
No Score Yet The Adventurous Blonde Grace Brown 1937
No Score Yet A Bride for Henry Sheila Curtis 1937
No Score Yet The Footloose Heiress Linda Pierson 1937
No Score Yet Escape by Night Linda Adams 1937
No Score Yet Hoosier Schoolboy Mary Evans 1937
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots Bank secretary 1936
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals Chorus Girl 1935
100% Black Friday Actor 1934


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