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Mary Ellis (1897-2003), Actress

Sitter in 6 portraits
Actress; born in New York, she began her career on Broadway, playing to great acclaim in Arthur Hammerstein's Rose-Marie in 1924; married English actor Basil Sydney in 1930, and moved to London where she featured in a number of Ivor Novello's productions, including Glamorous Night (1935) and The Dancing Years (1939), for which she is best known. Ellis starred in several Hollywood films and continued to make appearances on the West End stage until 1970.

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Mary Ellis

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG P1300


Mary Ellis

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x135837


Mary Ellis

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x194085


Mary Ellis

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, circa 1934
NPG x31076


Mary Ellis

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1953
NPG x76050


Mary Ellis

by Angus McBean
vintage print, circa 1939
NPG x194260