Anabel Shaw (born Marjorie Henshaw; June 24, 1921 – April 16, 2010) was an American film actress.[1] Active during the 1940s and 1950s in a mixture of lead and supporting roles, she then made a few appearances on television.

Anabel Shaw
Anabel Shaw Shock (1946).jpg
Shaw in Shock (1946)
Marjorie Henshaw

(1921-06-24)June 24, 1921
DiedApril 16, 2010(2010-04-16) (aged 88)
Alma materUniversity of California
Years active1944–1971
Joseph Ford
(m. 1948; div. 1986)

George Scopececk
(m. 1986; died 1992)
Children3, including Anabel Ford


Shaw was born Marjorie Henshaw on June 24, 1921, and was billed by that name when she made Here Come the Waves for Warner Bros.[2] She graduated from the University of California.[3]

Shaw married Joseph Ford, a professor of sociology. They had three children, archaeologist Anabel Ford, daughter CeCe, and son Steve. They later divorced in 1986. She later married George Scopececk.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1944 Here Come the Waves Isabel
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight Telephone Operator Uncredited
1946 Shock Mrs. Janet Stewart
1946 Strange Triangle Betty Wilson
1946 One More Tomorrow Secretary Uncredited
1946 Home Sweet Homicide Polly Walker
1947 Killer at Large Anne Arnold
1947 Mother Wore Tights Alice Flemmerhammer
1947 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Ellen Curtiss #2
1947 High Tide Dana Jones
1947 Dangerous Years Connie Burns
1947 Secret Beyond the Door Intellectual Sub-Deb
1948 In This Corner Sally Rivers
1949 City Across the River Mrs. Jean Albert
1949 Hold That Baby! Laura Andrews
1950 Gun Crazy Ruby Tare Flagler
1955 Six Bridges to Cross Virginia Stewart Uncredited
1955 To Hell and Back Helen
1955 At Gunpoint Mrs. Ann Clark Uncredited
1971 The Mephisto Waltz Nurse Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ Keaney p.384
  2. ^ Schallert, Edwin (February 24, 1946). "'Shock' Augury for Annabel Shaw". The Los Angeles Times. p. 23. Retrieved September 13, 2020 – via
  3. ^ "'Shock' Betokens Brilliant Career for Annabel Shaw". The Los Angeles Times. February 24, 1946. p. 24. Retrieved September 13, 2020 – via
  4. ^ Erwin, Fran (February 24, 1977). "What's happened to Anabel Shaw?". Valley News. California, Van Nuys. p. 31. Retrieved September 13, 2020 – via


  • Keaney, Michael F. Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959. McFarland, 2003.

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