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Judith Anderson ACTOR


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
1983         Medea 
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         Cinderfella
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
1956         Climax!
1955-1956     The Star and the Story
1956         Producers' Showcase 
1954         The Elgin Hour
1954         Macbeth 
1954         The Motorola Television Hour
1953         Salome
1951         Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
1951         The Billy Rose Show 
1951         Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950         The Furies
1947         Tycoon
1947         The Red House
1947         Pursued
1946         The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
1946         Specter of the Rose
1946         The Diary of a Chambermaid
1945         And Then There Were None
1944         Laura
1943         Edge of Darkness
1942         Kings Row
1941         All Through the Night
1941         Lady Scarface
1941         Free and Easy
1940         Forty Little Mothers
1940         Rebecca
1933         Blood Money

Matinee Classics - All Through the Night starring Humphrey Bogart, Kaaren Verne, Conrad Veidt,  Peter Lorre , Frank McHugh, Judith Anderson, William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Wallace Ford,  Barton MacLane, and James Burke
Matinee Classics - And Then There Were None starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Mischa Auer and Richard Haydn
Matinee Classics - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood, Larry Gates and Vaughn Taylor
Matinee Classics - Free and Easy starring Robert Cummings, Ruth Hussey, Judith Anderson, C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce, Charles Coleman, Tom Conway, Forrester Harvey, Theresa Maxwell Conover and Frederick Worlock
Matinee Classics - Rebecca starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper and Leo G. Carroll
Matinee Classics - The Borrowers starring Eddie Albert, Tammy Grimes, Dame Judith Anderson, Beatrice Straight, Barnard Hughes, Dennis Larson, Karen Pearson, Murray Westgate and Dan McIlravey

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