Anna Quayle

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Anna Quayle
Born (1932-10-06) 6 October 1932 (age 82)
Birmingham, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Don Baker 1976-

Anne V. "Anna" Quayle (born 6 October 1932, Birmingham)[1] is an English actress. Her parents were actor Douglas Quayle[2] and the former Kathleen Parke.


Quayle was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School, Harlesden. She has appeared on film, on stage and on television. Her film appearances include Smashing Time (1967), a short but memorable scene that she shares with John Lennon in A Hard Day's Night (1964), the German expressionist sequence of Casino Royale (1967) and in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) as Baroness Bomburst. In 1963, Quayle appeared on Broadway in the original production of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off opposite Anthony Newley, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Musical Actress. Other television work includes the comedy drama Mapp and Lucia, the children's science fiction series The Georgian House and Grange Hill where she played the role of Mrs Monroe from 1990–94. In 1973, she appeared as a regular panellist on the popular BBC2 panel game show What's My Line?[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Born 1932 per the digitised records of the General Registry Office of England and Wales/Births
    Name: QUAYLE, Anne V.
    Registration district: Birmingham
    County: Warwickshire
    Year of registration: 1932
    Quarter of registration: Oct–Nov–Dec
    Mother's maiden name: Parke
    Volume no:6D
    Page no: 250
  2. ^ Playbill Magazine, NYC, Sam S. Shubert Theatre, vol. 1, no. 23, 3 June 1963; Quayle's "Who's Who in the Cast" for Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

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