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

Sylvia Robertson: Come up then, you Eskimo Romeo.


Aunt Betsy Trotwood: Now that there's a child coming, what will you call your girl?
Mrs. Clara Copperfield: Perhaps it will be a boy.
Aunt Betsy Trotwood: Don't contradict. I have a pre-sentiment that it will be a girl. And I shall be her godmother. She shall be christened Betsy Trotwood Copperfield. She must be well brought up, I shall see to that. Far better than my impractical nephew would have done.
Mrs. Clara Copperfield: Mr. Copperfield has been dead only six months. It is cruel of you to speak unkindly of him to me.


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


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

Her contract with M.G.M. came to an end when she sued them after being replaced by Rosalind Russell as leading lady in The Citadel (1938).

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

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