Anna Neagle

Anna Neagle

For seven straight years after WWII, she was voted top favorite English actress.

London (By Cable)-Wednesday, November 15, 1939: Statement of affairs of Imperator Films, in voluntary liquidation, lists $692, 985 owing to unsecured creditors, among whom are Herbert Wilcox ($136,165) and Anna Neagle ($127,885.) Both Wilcox and Miss Neagle have cabled from Hollywood expressing the wish that their claims be set aside until other creditors have been paid. Herbert Wilcox Productions, also in voluntary liquidation, lists debts to unsecured creditors of $310,125.

She made her stage debut in 1917 at age 12, but was not seen again until 1925 in the musical revue "Bubbly."

She produced three films in the 1950s (Dangerous Youth (1957), Wonderful Things! (1958), and The Heart of a Man (1959)), all starring British actor Frankie Vaughan.

She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to drama.

She was recorded in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for her 2,062 consecutive performances in the stage play "Charlie Girl" which ran from 1965 to 1971.

Sister of actor Stuart Robertson.