Adrianne Allen

Adrienne Allen

Adrianne Allen was born in 1907 in Manchester.   Her films include “Loose Ends” in 1930, “The October Man” and “Bond Street”.   She was married to Raymond Massey and her children are actors Daniel Massey and Anna Massey.   Adrianne Allen died in 1993 at the age of 86 in Switzerland.

IMDB entry:

Adrianne Allen was married to Raymond Massey from 1929 to 1939. The Masseys were great friends with William and Dorothy Whitney, who were divorced in the late 1930s. William was an international lawyer, and Adrianne went to him for the divorce. Shortly after the divorce of Adrianne and Raymond, William and Adrianne married, as did Raymond and Dorothy Whitney, and all lived happily ever after. Adrianne and Bill lived in London before and during WWII and Adrianne’s children, Daniel Massey and Anna Massey, spent much of their time with the Whitneys. In the 1950s, Adrianne and Bill moved to Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland, where they lived out their days.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: annie whitney

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TCM Ove4rview:

Delicately lovely British actress, primarily on stage in light, brittle comedy from the mid-1920s until the late 50s. After training at RADA, Allen made her London stage debut in Noel Coward’s “Easy Virtue” in 1926. She often brought her intelligence and grace to the Broadway stage, in productions ranging from the mournful romance “Cynara” (1931) to the high period comedy “Pride and Prejudice” (1935) to the intense family saga “Edward, My Son” (1948). From the mid-40s on, Allen primarily played mother roles, like her matchmaker in “The Reluctant Debutante” (1956).Allen also made a dozen film appearances on both sides of the Atlantic between 1930 and 1954. Her busiest period in film came shortly after her debut in “Loose Ends” (1930), but the middling “The Stronger Sex” and “The Woman Between” (both 1931) failed to establish her in film. Decidedly better were the offbeat small-town drama, “The Night of June 13” (1932) and the superior British noir, “The October Man” (1947).

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