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Evelyn Ankers (1918-1985)

  1. Nancy Kelly, Scotland Yard, 1939.      Ankers away… The Fox suits suddenly decided against poor Ankers as Lady Sandra Lasher - “not well enough known for the top part in so expensive a production.” So why choose her in the first place?
  2. Ella Raines, Corvette K-225, 1942.   Or Corvettes in Action, when director Howard Hawks wanted to use the cast of Arthur Lubin's impressive Eagle Squadron, 1942.  Including Ankers or Diana Barrymore as Joyce Cartwright, sole woman in the piece. However, Robert Rossen made the WWII thriller. Either way, the Corvette was part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet.
  3. Nancy Coleman, Mourning Becomes Electra, 1946.   In the frame  for Hazel Niles  - with Heather Angel, Frances Heflin, Ann Rutherford and Jacqueline White. Born in Chile to  English parents, Ankers  was the #1 screamer in B–quickies.  While  engaged to Glenn Ford, she met Richard Denning. They were wed in 942 until her death.




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