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Anne Shirley

Lowest Rated:   80% City Girl (1930)
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Born Dawn Paris, this daughter of an ambitious stage mother was 14 months old when she made her first stage appearance; after some work as a child model, she was taken to Hollywood in the early '20s and began appearing onscreen in child roles (billed variously as Dawn O'Day, Lenn Fondre, and Lindley Dawn) in 1922. She appeared in many films, including early talkies, through her adolescence. Her career shifted gears in 1933; aged 15, she was given the lead role in Anne of Green Gables, and then assumed the character's name (Anne Shirley) as her screen-name. She played top roles in 37 more films through 1944, when she retired from acting. For her work in Stella Dallas (1937) she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination. From 1937-42 she was married to actor John Payne; from 1945-48 she was married to producer Adrian Scott, one of the "Hollywood Ten" who were blacklisted for supposed Communist connections; and from 1949 until his death in 1976 she was married to screenwriter Charles Lederer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet I.M. Pei: Building China Modern
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet A Man to Remember
  • Jean
1948
93% Murder, My Sweet
  • Ann Grayle
1944
No Score Yet Bombardier
  • Burton Hughes
1943
No Score Yet The Mayor of 44th Street
  • Jessey Lee
1942
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • Mary Stone
1941
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill
  • Nine
1941
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars
  • Anne Shirley
1940
No Score Yet Vigil in the Night
  • Lucy Lee
1940
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens
  • Nancy Carey
1938
No Score Yet Law of the Underworld
  • Annabelle Porter
1938
86% Stella Dallas
  • Laurel Dallas
1937
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend
  • Fleety Belle
1935
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne Shirley
1934
No Score Yet The Key
  • Flower Girl
1934
No Score Yet Finishing School
  • Billie
1934
No Score Yet Life of Jimmy Dolan
  • Mary Lou
1933
No Score Yet Rasputin and the Empress
  • Anastasia
1933
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Vivian as a Child
1932
No Score Yet The Purchase Price
  • A Farmer's Daughter
1932
No Score Yet So Big
  • Selina Peake as a Girl
1932
No Score Yet Young America (We Humans)
  • Mabel Saunders
1932
No Score Yet Emma
  • Girl
1932
No Score Yet Liliom
  • Louise
1930
80% City Girl
  • Mary Tustine
1930
No Score Yet Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Fay Larkin
1925
No Score Yet West Point Widow
  • Actor

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