Anne Rogers Article

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Anne Rogers
BornJuly 29, 1933 (1933-07-29) (age 85)
Occupation Actor, dancer, singer

Anne Rogers (born 29 July 1933) is an English actress, dancer, and singer. [1]

Career

Anne Rogers was born in Liverpool and began her stage career at the age of 15. She was in the original London production of The Boy Friend, playing the female lead of Polly Browne for nearly four years. [2]

She was unable to play in the Broadway production of The Boy Friend because of London commitments, but later went to the U.S. to play Eliza Doolittle in the Hollywood and Chicago productions of My Fair Lady, winning the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance.[ citation needed] [3] [4] After two years, she returned to London to play the same role for three years at the Theatre Royal (Drury Lane). [5] She appeared on Broadway in "Half a Sixpence" and "42nd Street." [1] When she played Jessie Matthews in the 2003 West End production of "Over My Shoulder," the Telegraph welcomed her back as a “marvelous old trouper.” [6] She played Gladys in the gala New York performance of the musical Busker Alley in 2005, starring alongside Jim Dale, Glenn Close and George S. Irving.

Stage shows

TV appearances

Awards

Awards
Preceded by
Shirley Booth
Sarah Siddons Award - Sarah Siddons Society, Chicago
1958
Succeeded by
Ruth Roman

Reference list

Notes

  1. ^ "Anne Rogers". BFI.
  2. ^ Green (1980), p. 40.
  3. ^ Chicago Tribune
  4. ^ "My Theatre Club". mytheatreclub.com.
  5. ^ "Anne Rogers - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  6. ^ " The Fall of a Showbiz Darling" The Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2003.

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