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Ann Todd ACTOR

Ann Todd was born on January 24th, 1909 in Cheshire, England.  She developed an interest in the art of performing from a fairly young age and later studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.  Soon she began appearing in a number of stage productions and then along with stage work, Todd began to break into the film industry in the early 1930's.
She began with appearing in such films as, "Keepers of Youth" (1931) with Garry Marsh and Robin Irvine, "These Charming People" (1931) starring Cyril Maude, Godfrey Tearle and Nora Swinburne, "The Ghost Train" (1931) with Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge, "The Water Gipsies" (1932) and H.G. Wells' "Things to Come" (1936) starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle and Margaretta Scott. 

Some of her more well known roles included, "The Seventh Veil" (1945) starring with James Mason and Herbert Lom, Alfred Hitchcock's "The Paradine Case" (1947) starring alongside Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore Leo G. Carroll and Louis Jourdan, "One Woman's Story" (1949) with Claude Rains and Trevor Howard, "Madeleine" (1950) co-starring Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks and Norman Wooland, "Breaking the Sound Barrier" (1952) also starring Ralph Richardson, John Justin, Nigel Patrick and Denholm Elliott and "Time Without Pity" (1957) starring Michael Redgrave and Leo McKern.
Along with working as an actress she also enjoyed writing and would create travel documentation as a part time career in the 50's.  During this time she also began to take on more work as a television actress and appeared on Broadway in 1957 in, "Four Winds". 

Other well known television credits included, "Climax!", "After Hours", "Playhouse 90", "Thriller", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Love Story", "The Man Outside", "The United States Steel Hour", "Screen Two" and "Maigret".
Ann Todd married three times throughout her lifetime, first to Victor Malcolm very briefly and after having one child this marriage came to an end.  She then wed Nigel Tangye in 1945 and they also had one child before the marriage ended in 1949.  Her third marriage was to director David Lean in 1949 and they stayed together until 1957.  She then chose not to marry again and on May 6th, 1993, Todd passed away in London, England after suffering from a stroke at the age of eighty four.


1992         Maigret
1986         Screen Two
1985         Maelstrom
1979         The Human Factor
1972         Beware My Brethren
1972         The Man Outside
1965-1968     Love Story
1967         Thirty-Minute Theatre
1958-1966     Armchair Theatre 
1965         Ninety Degrees in the Shade
1962         The Son of Captain Blood
1956-1962      Play of the Week
1961         Thriller
1961         Scream of Fear
1960         BBC Sunday-Night Play
1960         Buick-Electra Playhouse 
1960         The Snows of Kilimanjaro
1958-1959     Playhouse 90 
1959         After Hours
1959         Foreign Field 
1959         The Offshore Island 
1958         Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1958         G.E. True Theater 
1957         Climax! 
1957         Time Without Pity
1955         The United States Steel Hour 
1955         The Alcoa Hour 
1954         The Green Scarf
1952-1954     BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 
1952         Breaking the Sound Barrier
1950         Madeleine
1949         One Woman's Story
1948         Daybreak
1948         So Evil My Love
1947         The Paradine Case
1946         Showtime
1945         The Seventh Veil
1945         Vacation from Marriage
1941         Ships with Wings
1941         Danny Boy
1939         Poison Pen
1938         Ann and Harold
1938         The Old and the Young
1938         Black Magic 
1938         South Riding
1937         Murder on Diamond Row
1937         Action for Slander
1936         Things to Come
1934         The Return of Bulldog Drummond
1932         The Water Gipsies
1931         The Ghost Train
1931         These Charming People
1931         Keepers of Youth

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