“Forgotten Hollywood”- Goodbye to Anne Jeffreys…

Posted on September 28, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Anne Jeffreys was an actress and an opera star,  best known as Marion Kerby in the 1950s television adaptation of Topper. Jeffreys co-starred with Leo G Carroll and her husband, Robert Sterling. More recently, she spent over two decades playing Amanda Barrington on General Hospital. Jeffreys appeared in over 350 episodes of the soap opera from 1984 until 2004.

“`The blonde beauty with a soprano voice began her stage career in 1940 with the New York City OperaFord Symphony, and the Los Angeles Opera Company  singing in La Boheme and Madame Butterfly. She was cast in opera, light opera, and musicals; and played the lead in a touring company of Kiss Me Kate. Jeffreys replaced Patricia Morison, the original Kate in the Broadway production. During the show’s New York run, she met Sterling, who was also starring in a New York show.  Jeffreys also toured in musical productions, such as Camelot, Bells Are Ringing, Kismet, Pal Joey, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and Follies.

“`Jeffreys made her cinematic debut at MGM in 1942 in I Married an Angel, which marked the final pairing of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. She appeared with John Wayne in Flying Tigers; Frank Sinatra in Step Lively; and made  B westerns.  She made two films in the 1940s as Tess Trueheart, girlfriend of sleuth Dick Tracy.

“`Jeffreys stayed busy on television, guest-starring on Wagon Train, Bonanza, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Love American StyleBattlestar Galactica, Falcon Crest, Vega$Fantasy Island, L.A. Law, and Baywatch.

“`The vivacious Anne Jeffreys was 94

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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