Character actress, Jean Anderson, was born Mary Jean Heriot Anderson on Dec 12, 1907 in Eastbourne, England. Anderson appeared in over 130 film and tv roles, mostly TV. Anderson died at the age of 93 on Apr 1, 2001 in Edenhall, England .
Kindly-looking with small features and a prominent nose, Jean Anderson was an actress from an early age, doing repertory work in Cambridge and Dublin before coming to the London stage. She almost always appeared in sympathetic roles to which she brought a benevolent force of personality: nurses, policewomen, teachers, social workers and various senior officials. She made fewer films than one imagined, and became entrenched in television from the early 1970s in two long-running series, The Brothers and Tenko.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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