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Job Actress
Years active 1931-1967
Known for Gracious and genteel, frightened misses, well-bred heroines, upper-class wives
Top Roles Lucie Manette, Nichette, the Bride, Barbara Denham, Mrs. Copperfield, Sylvia Robertson
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Thriller/Suspense, Crime
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), England
Top Collaborators , , (Director),
Shares birthday with Paul Robeson, Ward Bond, Jean-Paul Belmondo  see more..

Elizabeth Allan Overview:

Actress, Elizabeth Allan, was born on Apr 9, 1908 in Skegness, Lincolnshire. Allan died at the age of 82 on Jul 27, 1990 in Hove, East Sussex and was cremated and her ashes given to family or friend.

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Gracious and genteel leading lady, Elizabeth Allan, was adept at playing frightened misses and well-bred heroines early in her career while under contract to MGM. Returning to Britain in 1938 after an acrimonious dispute with her studio which had dropped her from the film, The Citadel, she appeared as upper-class wives in largely undistinguished films, but later became popular in TV panel game shows.

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By Dawn on Jun 17, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, most memorable year in Hollywood, was in 1935, when she performed in two Dickens' movies: David Copperfield and A Tale of Two Cities. She also performed in, Mark of the Vampire. Which she did not think to highly of. MGM announced her for a leading part in, The Citadel ,but she was r... Read full article


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Elizabeth Allan Quotes:

Lucie Manette: You know, Sydney, sometimes it's the part of a friend to criticize, too.
Sydney Carton: Oh, when there's any hope of reformation, yes; but with me, it's hopeless.
Lucie Manette: I don't believe it. I refuse to believe it.
Sydney Carton: Oh, I admit that once when... when I first knew you, the sight of you and your home stirred old shadows that I thought had died out of me. I had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream that ended in nothing, but you inspired it.
Lucie Manette: Must it end in nothing?
Sydney Carton: I'm afraid so. But for that inspiration, and for that dream, I shall always be grateful to you, Lucie.
Lucie Manette: I feel in you still such possibilities.
Sydney Carton: No, they'll never be realized. I am like one who died young.
Lucie Manette: I'll never give up my hopes for you, Sydney. Never.
Sydney Carton: I know myself better. But, this I know, too: I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you. Will you hold me in your mind as being ardent and sincere in this one thing? Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you?
Lucie Manette: Thank you, Sydney. God grant that it may never be necessary.


Irena Borotyn: I felt her deadly cold breath on my throat. I must have fainted. I knew no more.


Sylvia Robertson: Come up then, you Eskimo Romeo.


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Elizabeth Allan Facts
Trained at the Old Vic before moving into British films in 1931.

Agent Wilfred (Bill) J. O'Bryen became her husband in 1932 and took a major interest in her career. He later became a senior executive with Alexander Korda and Michael Bacon. He died in 1977.

Youngest of six children born to Dr. Alexander William and Amelia Allan.

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