Ann Todd

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Ann Todd
Ann Todd The Paradine Case 1948.JPG
Todd in The Paradine Case, 1948.
Born (1909-01-24)January 24, 1909
Hartford, Cheshire, England
Died 6 May 1993(1993-05-06) (aged 84)
London, England
Occupation actress, producer
Years active 1931-1992
Spouse(s) Victor N. Malcolm (1933-?)
Nigel Tangye (1945-1949)
David Lean (1949-1957)

Dorothy Anne Todd (24 January 1909 – 6 May 1993) was an English actress and producer.

Life and career[edit]

She was born in Hartford, Cheshire and was educated at St. Winifrid's School, Eastbourne, Sussex. She became a popular actress from appearing in such films as Perfect Strangers (1945) (as a nurse) and The Seventh Veil (1945) (as a troubled concert pianist). She is perhaps best known to American audiences as Gregory Peck's long-suffering wife in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). She later produced a series of travel films. Her autobiography is entitled The Eighth Veil, an allusion to the film which made her a star in Britain. Todd was known as the "pocket Garbo" for her diminutive, blonde beauty.[1]

Ann Todd married three times. Her first husband, Victor N. Malcolm, was a grandson of Lillie Langtry; she had a son with him named David Malcolm. Her second and third husbands (Nigel Tangye and David Lean) were first cousins. She had a daughter with Nigel Tangye called Ann Francesca Tangye. She married film director Lean in 1949 and starred in a number of his films, including The Passionate Friends (1949), Madeleine (1950) and The Sound Barrier (1952). Lean and Todd divorced in 1957.

Ann Todd died on 6 May 1993 from a stroke aged 84.



  1. ^ 1Passages by Maria Speidel. People Magazine. 24 May 1993. p. Vol. 39 No. 20. 

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