Edna May Wonacott

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Edna May Wonacott
Born (1932-02-06) February 6, 1932 (age 85)
Willits, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1943-1952

Edna May Wonacott (born February 6, 1932) is an American former child actress who is best known for her role as Ann Newton in the 1943 movie Shadow of a Doubt. The director, Alfred Hitchcock, and film producer Jack H. Skirball handpicked the then-nine year old for the film while she was waiting for the bus.[1][2] At that time she had absolutely no experience as an actress, not even in the school theater.

She also made appearances in films such as The Bells of St. Mary's and The Model and the Marriage Broker.[3] Wonacott retired from acting in 1952. In around 1953, she married and had three sons. As of 2010, she resides in Yuma, Arizona under the name Edna Green. Wonacott's mother lived to be 102 years old.[4]


  1. ^ ""Want to be a star?"". The Milwaukee Sentinel. December 27, 1942. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Father of movie starlet enjoys booming success". The Pittsburgh Press. October 7, 1942. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Filmography for Edna May Wonacott". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 19, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Schneider, Patricia (March 14, 2010). "In the movies". Yuma Sun. pp. 41 & 44. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 

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