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Anna Neagle (1904-1986), Actress and film producer

Dame Anna Neagle

Sitter in 38 portraits
Born Marjorie Robertson in Essex, she first appeared on stage in 1917, and in 1925 joined the chorus line in C.B. Cochran revues, taking her mother's name in 1930. Her first film, Goodnight Vienna (1932), was directed by her future husband Herbert Wilcox, with whom she was to make thirty-two films. In 1939 Neagle went to Hollywood and made Nurse Edith Cavell (1939), and three musicals. She was the first actress to appear on the cover of Life magazine. Returning to Britain in 1941, she made They Flew Alone, the life of Amy Johnson, and Yellow Canary (1943) about a suspected spy. She played the heroine in the film Odette (1950), about the French undercover agent tortured by the Nazis.

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Jacob Epstein; Anna Neagle

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1953
NPG x125065

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Anna Neagle; Herbert Wilcox

by Bob Collins
vintage print, 1956
NPG x136346

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125804

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125805

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125806

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125807

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125808

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125809

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125810

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125811

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125812

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125813

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Anna Neagle

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 April 1962
NPG x125814

x166081

Anna Neagle

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 August 1968
NPG x166081

D312

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312

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Anna Neagle

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1968
NPG x186811

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Anna Neagle

by Tom Hustler
bromide print
NPG x186810