|Birthname||Frances Margaret Anderson|
|born on||10 February 1897 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )|
|Place||Adelaide, Australia, 34s55, 138e35|
|Timezone||ACST h9e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°12' 19°18 Asc. 15°30'|
Australian actress who had a successful career in stage, film and television, becoming Australia’s second Oscar nominee. A pre-eminent stage actress in her era, she won two Emmy Awards (Macbeth, 1954, 1960) and a Tony Award (Medea, 1947) and was also nominated for a Grammy Award (Wuthering Heights) along with her Academy Award nomination (Rebecca, 1940). She is considered one of the 20th century's greatest classical stage actors.
Anderson received a career boost when cast in Alfred Hitchcock's film Rebecca (1940). As the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, Anderson was required to mentally torment the young bride, the "second Mrs. de Winter" (Joan Fontaine), even encouraging her to commit suicide; and to taunt her husband (Laurence Olivier) with the memory of his first wife, the never-seen "Rebecca" of the title. The movie was a huge critical and commercial success, and Anderson was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Anderson was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1960 and thereafter was often billed as "Dame Judith Anderson". On 10 June 1991, in the Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), "in recognition of service to the performing arts".
Anderson was married twice and declared that "neither experience was a jolly holiday". She had a stepson. Anderson spent much of her life in Santa Barbara, California, where she died of pneumonia on 3 January 1992, aged 94.
- associate relationship with Entertainment: Santa Barbara (born 30 July 1984). Notes: Played Minx Lockridge
- associate relationship with Fontaine, Joan (born 22 October 1917). Notes: Co-stars in 1940 film "Rebecca"
- associate relationship with Gielgud, John (born 14 April 1904). Notes: Co-stars
- associate relationship with Ives, Burl (born 14 June 1909). Notes: Co-stars
- associate relationship with Olivier, Laurence (born 22 May 1907). Notes: Co-stars in stage, film and TV productions
- role played of/by Elizabeth I, Queen of England (born 7 September 1533 Jul.Cal. (17 Sep 1533 greg.)). Notes: 1968 TV movie "Elizabeth the Queen"
Sy Scholfield quotes Anderson's data from a document, "More Oz Birth Data," compiled by Dennis Sutton, stating source as "From her to Susan Alexander. Time given was 'just after midnight', rectified by Sutton to 12:15am. Most sources give birth year as 1898. Who's Who of Australian Women gives 1897."
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
- Notable : Awards : Emmy (Two)
- Notable : Awards : Public Service (DBE, AC)
- Notable : Awards : Tony
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure