Anne Jeffreys 1923 - 2017

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Anne Jeffreys 1923 - 2017

Unread post by The Blackbird » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:32 am

Anne Jeffreys has died at 94. Back in the day she worked with everybody from Brown and Carney to Bela Lugosi to El Brendel. Decades later she was one of the stars of FINDER OF LOST LOVES.

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Unread post by boblipton » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:34 pm

I remember her first from the TV version of Topper.

Her New York Times obituary:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/obit ... -well&_r=0" target="_blank" target="_blank

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Unread post by William D. Ferry » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:02 pm

Three observations about Anne Jeffreys: I remember her as Tess Trueheart in some of the RKO DICK TRACY films; I was also amazed at how unchanged she was between TOPPER and FINDER OF LOST LOVES - she looked about 40; lastly, just yesterday, I was listening to a recording of "Why Do I Love You?" from SHOW BOAT (a duet with Howard Keel). What a great talent she was.
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Unread post by busby1959 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:32 am

William D. Ferry wrote:Three observations about Anne Jeffreys: I remember her as Tess Trueheart in some of the RKO DICK TRACY films; I was also amazed at how unchanged she was between TOPPER and FINDER OF LOST LOVES - she looked about 40; lastly, just yesterday, I was listening to a recording of "Why Do I Love You?" from SHOW BOAT (a duet with Howard Keel). What a great talent she was.
Thank you for mentioning what a fine singer Ms. Jeffreys was...I'm surprised how many people are unaware that she sang. She replaced Patricia Morison in KISS ME, KATE on Broadway and remained with the show for the remainder of its run.

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Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:41 am

busby1959 wrote:
William D. Ferry wrote:Three observations about Anne Jeffreys: I remember her as Tess Trueheart in some of the RKO DICK TRACY films; I was also amazed at how unchanged she was between TOPPER and FINDER OF LOST LOVES - she looked about 40; lastly, just yesterday, I was listening to a recording of "Why Do I Love You?" from SHOW BOAT (a duet with Howard Keel). What a great talent she was.
Thank you for mentioning what a fine singer Ms. Jeffreys was...I'm surprised how many people are unaware that she sang. She replaced Patricia Morison in KISS ME, KATE on Broadway and remained with the show for the remainder of its run.
Also, the fact that she was Tess Trueheart. Those Dick Tracy films are so fun to watch. Corny, you bet! But they're so well done anyway, and it was the Anne Jeffreys type actresses and actors around the square-jawed lead that made those so watchable.

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Unread post by Ray Faiola » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:42 am

She and Robert Sterling were married FOREVER!
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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:51 am

I fondly remember she and her husband on the Topper TV series.
I had probably not seen the movie version at that time.

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Unread post by drednm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:38 pm

As a kid in the 1950s, I was always mesmerized by Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Imogene Coca, Martha Raye, Eve Arden, Gale Storm, and Anne Jeffreys on Topper. What a collection of talent..... Jeffreys starred on Broadway in the original production of Kiss Me, Kate, replacing Patricia Morison as Lilli Vanessi.
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Unread post by dalefullerfan2014 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am

She would turn up at Cinecon from time to time.
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Unread post by Brooksie » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:16 pm

Surprising that so few obituaries make mention of her turn in Dillinger (1945) - a much underrated film IMHO, and a star making turn for Lawrence Tierney.

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