Judith Anderson

Actress



About

Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (born Frances Margaret Anderson, 10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992 - (aged 94)) was an Australia-born British actress who had a successful career in stage, film and television. A preeminent stage actress in her era, she won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award and was also nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award. She is considered one of the century\'s greatest classical stage actors. She made her professional debut (as Francee Anderson) in 1915, playing Stephanie at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, in A Royal Divorce. <br> In Hollywood, her opportunities were limited to supporting character actress work. She naturally preferred the stage in any event. In particular, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Alfred Hitchcock\'s Rebecca (1940). As the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, Judith Anderson was required to mentally torment the young bride, the \"second Mrs. de Winter\" (Joan Fontaine), even encouraging her to commit suicide; and taunt her husband (Laurence Olivier) with the memory of his first wife, the never-seen \"Rebecca\" of the title. This role led to several film appearances during the 1940s in such films as Lady Scarface (1941), Kings Row (1942), All Through the Night (1942), Otto Preminger\'s Laura (1944) with Gene Tierney, Ben Hecht\'s Specter of the Rose (1946), Jean Renoir\'s The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) and a particularly memorable turn as Emily Brent in René Clair\'s And Then There Were None (1945). In 1970, she acted alongside Richard Harris in the controversial film A Man Called Horse.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>