Anna Quayle

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Anna Quayle
Anne V. M. Quayle

(1932-10-06) 6 October 1932 (age 86)
EducationConvent of Jesus and Mary Language College
Years active1964–1999
Donald Baker (m. 1976)
ChildrenKaty Mcconnell
Parent(s)Douglas Quayle
Kathleen Parke

Anne V. M. "Anna" Quayle (born 6 October 1932) is a retired English actress.[1] In 1963, she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in the original production of Stop the World – I Want to Get Off.

Early and personal life[edit]

She was born in Birmingham, England as Anne V. M. Quayle on 6 October 1932 and raised in a staunchly Catholic home.[citation needed] Her parents were actor Douglas Quayle[2] and Kathleen Parke. Quayle was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College[citation needed] and the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts.[2]

Quayle debuted in East Lynne at age 3 and played other children's roles thereafter.[2]

In 1976, she was married to Donald Baker.


Quayle has appeared on film, on stage and on television. Her film appearances include A Hard Day's Night (1964, in a short scene with John Lennon), Smashing Time (1967), the German expressionist sequence of Casino Royale (1967), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).[citation needed]

Quayle appeared on Broadway in 1963 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.[3] She also appeared in productions of that musical in London and South Africa.[4]

Her 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 between 1990 and 1994. She appeared as a regular panellist on the popular BBC2 panel game show What's My Line? in 1973.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]




  1. ^ "Anna Quayle". familiar unknown. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Glover, William (28 October 1962). "Anna Quayle Stops Show In 'Stop the World' Hit". Battle Creek Enquirer. Michigan, Battle Creek. Associated Press. p. 29. Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via
  3. ^ "("Anna Quayle" search results}". Internet Broadway Database. wpbl. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Anna Quayle Stays In Play". The Troy Record. New York, Troy. Associated Press. 15 August 1964. p. 36. Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via

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