Anne Crawford

Imelda Anne Crawford (22 November 1920 – 17 October 1956) was a British film actress, born in Palestine of a Scottish father and an English mother, and brought up in Edinburgh.

Anne Crawford
Imelda Anne Crawford

(1920-11-22)22 November 1920
Died17 October 1956(1956-10-17) (aged 35)
Resting placeSt Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1938–1956
SpouseWallace Douglas (1953–1956; her death)


A contemporary of Margaret Lockwood and Phyllis Calvert, Crawford is best remembered for her roles in women's pictures of the 1940s, such as Millions Like Us (1943), Two Thousand Women (1944) and They Were Sisters (1945).

She married Wallace Douglas in 1953 and died of leukemia in London in 1956, aged 35.[3] The Times, on 18 October 1956, reported that she was playing in Agatha Christie's The Spider's Web, at London's Savoy Theatre, when she became ill. Also, that after acting in a stage production of The Gift, about a scientist blinded by an accident, she added a codicil to her will leaving her eyes to the International Eye Bank.



Year Title Role Notes
1938 Prison Without Bars
1942 They Flew Alone ATA Girl AKA, Wings and the Woman
1943 The Peterville Diamond Teri Mortimer
1943 Millions Like Us Jennifer Knowles
1943 The Dark Tower Mary
1943 Headline Anne
1943 The Night Invader Karen Lindley
1944 The Hundred Pound Window Joan Draper
1944 Two Thousand Women Margaret Long
1945 They Were Sisters Vera Sargeant
1946 Caravan Oriana
1946 Bedelia Ellen
1947 The Master of Bankdam Anne Pickersgill
1947 Night Beat Julie Kendall
1948 Daughter of Darkness Bess Stanforth
1948 The Blind Goddess Helen Brasted
1948 It's Hard to Be Good Mary Leighton
1948 Miranda Lady Marten
1950 Tony Draws a Horse Clare Fleming
1950 Trio Mrs. Ramsey Segment: "Mr. Know-All"
1951 Thunder on the Hill Isabel Jeffreys
1953 Street Corner Susan AKA, Both Sides of the Law
1953 Knights of the Round Table Morgan le Fay
1954 Mad About Men Barbara Davenport


Year Title Role Notes
1946 After Dinner Laina Penrose TV film
1948 Reunion Sophy Ross TV film
1949 Lady Audley's Secret Alicia Audley TV film
1950–51 Repertory Theatre Theresa, Margaret Fuller Episodes: "The Gambler", "Let Them Be Sea Captains"
1953 Strictly Personal Diana Wilson TV series
1954 Douglas Fairbanks Presents Laura Barrie Episode: "Pattern for Glory"
1954 The Six Proud Walkers Polly Arden TV series
1954 Out of Bounds Sophie Garnett TV short
1954–55 Sunday Night Theatre Jill Manning, Stella Tabret, Carol Lindsay Episodes: "Waiting for Gillian", "The Sacred Flame", "The Leader of the House"
1955 The Mulberry Accelerator Polly Arden TV series (six episodes, continuing the story of TV-family The Walkers, first appearing in 'The Six Proud Walkers').
1956 Opportunity Murder Vera Lewis TV series


  1. ^ "Search Results for Overseas / Unknown records".
  2. ^ "Search Results for England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007".
  3. ^ "ANNE CRAWFORD. WES". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 19 October 1956. p. 20. Retrieved 15 June 2020 – via Trove.

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