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February 4, 2021

Gorgeous Photos of British Actress Heather Angel in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1909 in Headington, Oxford, British actress Heather Angel began her stage career at the Old Vic in 1926 and later appeared with touring companies. Her Broadway debut came in December 1937, in Love of Women at the Golden Theatre. She also appeared in The Wookey (1941–42).

Angel appeared in many British films. She made her first screen appearance in City of Song, and later had a leading role in Night in Montmartre (1931), and followed this success with The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932). She then decided to move to Hollywood.

Over the next few years, Angel played strong roles in such films as The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935), The Three Musketeers (1935), The Informer (1935) and The Last of the Mohicans (1936).

In 1937, Angel made the first of five appearances as Phyllis Clavering in the popular Bulldog Drummond series. She was cast as Kitty Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (1940) and as the maid, Ethel, in Suspicion (1941). Angel was also the leading lady in the first screen version of Raymond Chandler’s The High Window, released in 1942 as Time to Kill.

Angel died from cancer in Santa Barbara, California in 1986 at the age of 77. She has a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry. Her star is located at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard.

Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Heather Angel in the 1930s and 1940s.


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