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by Paul Tanquerayvintage bromide print, 1934NPG x7240
by Anthony Buckleymodern bromide print from original negative, 1950NPG x75979
Jill Craigie; Marghanita Laski; Joy Adamson; Elizabeth Allan and Eamonn Andrews
by Unknown photographervintage print, 1952NPG x138016
by Robert Stewart Sherriffsink and wash, 1938NPG D18334
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15 July 2018, 16:19
There is an interesting biography of this actress available on Amazon kindle called Elizabeth Allan the movie star from Skegness.
By Jim Wright.
20 September 2017, 23:58
Elizabeth Allan (1910-1990) stage and screen actress was born on 9 April 1910 in Skegness, Lincolnshire to parents Dr. Alexander William Allan (1868-1954) and Amelia Morris Woodward (1877-1959). She married theatrical agent, Wilfred James Wheeler O'Bryen (1898-1977) in 1932.
After winning a scholarship to study acting at 'The Old Vic' she began her stage career at the 'Lyric Theatre' aged 17 and made her first film in 1931. She went to Hollywood in 1933 and found considerable success before returning to Britain in 1938 following a dispute with MGM studios.
Elizabeth Allan appeared in about 50 films in total from 1931 to 1967. Later in her career she became a popular personality on British television. She died of undisclosed causes on 27 July 1990 in Hove, East Sussex aged 80.
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