Dame Judith Anderson

Frances Margaret Anderson was born on February 10, 1898 in Adeline, Australia. She went on to become a Tony award and Emmy award winning actress. She was even nominated for and Oscar and a Grammy. Anderson had her first professional stage performance in 1915 when she was only 17. She moved to New York in 1918 and in 1933 she made her first film called Bloody Money. By then, she had changed her name to Judith. Judith was a major star on Broadway during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Judith finally made it in Hollywood in the 1940s with several movies. Back on the New York stage she played the role of Lady Macbeth twice and won a Tony Award in 1948. In the 1950s she began appearing in television. Judith Anderson became Dame Judith Anderson in 1960, when she was knighted by Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain at Buckingham Palace. She continued acting in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Judith loved California and died in her Santa Barbara, California home of pneumonia in 1992 at the age of 94.

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