JUDITH ANDERSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Judith Anderson was born on February 10th, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia with the birth name Frances Margaret Anderson-Anderson, born to Jessie Margaret and James Anderson-Anderson. She first gained experience as an actress in Australia and then in 1918 she relocated to New York to continue pursuing her career.
She began working as a stage actress and soon was appearing on Broadway. She has also had the pleasure of portraying the same Broadway character roles on such television adaptations as, "Macbeth II" (1960) and "Media" (1983).
Other stage credits she has added to her resume over the course of her career included, "The Three Sisters", "John Brown's Body", "The Seagull" and "Hamlet".
Her film debut was in 1933 on, "Blood Money" starring George Bancroft and Frances Dee, which followed with such successes as, "Rebecca" (1940) co-starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier, "King's Row" (1942) starring alongside Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Betty Field, Charles Coburn and Ronald Reagan, "Laura" (1944) starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price, "And Then There Were None" (1945) starring with Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Richard Haydn and Queenie Leonard, "Specter of the Rose" (1946), "The Diary of a Chambermaid" (1946) starring Paulette Goddard and Burgess Meredith, "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946) starring Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Lizabeth Scott and "The Ten Commandments" (1956) as Memnet the slave also featuring an all star cast consisting of Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Vincent Price, Debra Paget, John Derek, Martha Scott, John Carradine and Cedric Hardwicke just to name a few, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Jack Carson and Burl Ives.
She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Rebecca", portraying housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.
Her success as an actress continued with roles on television as well. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her role on the prime time soap opera, "Santa Barbara" (1984). Other television series she added to her credits included, "Playhouse 90", "Climax!", "Wagon Train", "The Dupont Show of the Month", "The Star and the Story", "The Billy Rose Show" and "The Motorola Television Hour".
Judith Anderson married twice throughout her lifetime, first to Benjamin Harrison Lehmann in 1937 however by 1939 this marriage ended in divorce. She then wed Luther Greene in 1946 but again by 1951 another marriage ended. She never had any biological children and on January 3rd, 1992 she passed away from pneumonia in Santa Barbara, California.
1984-1987 Santa Barbara
1986 Impure Thought
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
1975 Inn of the Damned
1974 The Chinese Prime Minister
1974 The Underground Man
1973 The Borrowers
1970 A Man Called Horse
1969 The File on Devlin
1968 Elizabeth the Queen
1964 The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre
1961 Why Bother to Knock
1960 Macbeth (II)
1960 Cradle Song
1957-1960 Playhouse 90
1959 A Christmas Festival
1959 Wagon Train
1959 The Moon and Sixpence
1959 Play of the Week
1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month
1956 The Ten Commandments
1955-1956 The Star and the Story
1956 Producers' Showcase
1954 The Elgin Hour
1954 The Motorola Television Hour
1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
1951 The Billy Rose Show
1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950 The Furies
1947 The Red House
1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
1946 Specter of the Rose
1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid
1945 And Then There Were None
1943 Edge of Darkness
1942 Kings Row
1941 All Through the Night
1941 Lady Scarface
1941 Free and Easy
1940 Forty Little Mothers
1933 Blood Money