Vanessa Lee

Vanessa Lee (18 June 1920 - 15 March 1992), born Winifred Ruby Moule, was a British actress and singer.[1][2] She was known for her appearances in Ivor Novello's musicals, especially after the Second World War.

Vanessa Lee
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Winifred Ruby Moule

(1920-06-18)18 June 1920
Died15 March 1992(1992-03-15) (aged 71)
London, U.K.
OccupationFilm actress, singer
Spouse(s)Peter Graves, 8th Baron Graves (m. 1960–1992)


Winifred Moule was born in Streatham in 1920. She married British actor Peter Graves in 1960.[3] That same year she made her first recording, of the operetta Bitter Sweet, with Robert Cardinali.[4] In 1958/59, she played Jacob Bray in a successful revival of Old Chelsea by Richard Tauber, along with Graves and Kenneth McKellar. A Radio Luxembourg series, which ran from 1956 to 1958 as part of the radio programme This I Believe, was based on her career.[5]


  • The Passing Show (1953)
  • The Split (1968) as Little Girl
  • Armchair Theatre (1969) (episode: The Frobisher Game)
  • The Adventurers (1970) as Trustee Banker's Wife


  • Bitter Sweet (1960)
  • After the Ball
  • Those Dreaming Years
  • Shine through my dreams


  1. ^ "Vanessa Lee | SecondHandSongs". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ "Lee, Vanessa 1920-1992 []". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  3. ^ "Vanessa Lee". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  4. ^ "Bitter Sweet, Vanessa Lee", WorldCat, retrieved 2019-09-11
  5. ^ "Vanessa Lee (Winifred Ruby Moule) - National Portrait Gallery". Retrieved 2019-09-11.

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