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Anna Palk

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Anna Palk is a rather lovely leading lady of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Mostly guest appearances in well known shows throughout the 1960’s but secured her best known role in 1969 in The Main Chance. She also made appearances in two cult horror movies The Nightcomers and Horror on Snape Island.

Anna was born 23 October 1941 in Looe, Cornwall, she sadly died young at the age of 48 from cancer on 1 July 1990.

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1962: BBC Sunday Night Play: To Whom it May Concern as May
1962: No Hiding Place: The Girl in the Rain as Lucy
1963: It Happened Like This: The Hidden Witness as Marjorie
1963: Suspense: The Patch Card as Pamela
1963: Z Cars: A La Carte as Jenny Middleton
1963: ITV Television Playhouse: Girl in the Office as Ann Price
1963: Comedy Playhouse: The Bachelor Girls as Joan Hunter
1964: Sergeant Cork: The Case of the Hangman’s Noose as Virginia Palmer
1964: ITV Play of the Week: Celebration Dinner as Judy
1964: The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling: The Rescue of Pluffles as Minnie Threegan
1964: The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling: Three and an Extra as Minnie Threegan
1964: The Count of Monte Cristo (Series) as Valentine de Villefort
1965: Present Laughter (Play) as Daphne Stillington
1966: Major Barbara (Play) as Sarah
1967: Mickey Dunne: The Tar Baby as Raine Fitzgill
1967: Witch Hunt (Series) as Nancy Jones
1968: ITV Playhouse: Camille 68 as Henrietta
1968: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Pleasant Dreams, Fernando as Sally
1969-1972: The Main Chance (Series) as Sarah Courtney
1971: Comedy Playhouse: It’s Awfully Bad For Your Eyes Darling – Pilot as Virginia Walker
1971: Jason King: Wanna Buy A Television Series as Michele Andre
1971: The Persuaders: The Time and the Place as Marie
1972: Spy Trap: Who Among Us? as Mrs Anderson
1972: The Protectors: A King of Wild Justice as Kate Linderman
1973: Dolly: The Other Lady as Miss Nellie Phaeton
1974: ITV Playhouse: The Couch as Kate
1974: Affairs of the Heart: Bessie as Kitty Westgate
1976: ITV Sunday Night Drama: Now is Too Late as Christine
1977: The New Avengers: Hostage as Suzy
1981: Bognor: Unbecoming Habits as Lena Strudwick
1983: Storyboard: Secrets as Sally Longstreet

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1962: Play It Cool as Ann Bryant
1964: The Earth Dies Screaming as Lorna Brenard
1965: The Skull as Maid
1966: Fahrenheit 451 as Jackie (Anna was uncredited in this movie)
1966: The Frozen Dead as Jean Norberg
1968: The Tomcat as Girl in cinema
1971: The Nightcomers as New Governess
1972: Horror on Snape island as Nora

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Robert Horton

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Robert Horton

Robert Horton became a TV star thanks to his role as scout Flint McCullough on the classic Western Wagon Train. Though the series made him a star, Horton chose to leave after his five year contract expired in order to pursue a singing career. He had only moderate success with this endeavor and returned to the Western genre with a starring role in A Man Called Shenandoah which aired for one season.

After that, Horton again concentrated on a singing career along with appearing in various stage productions. He returned to television, this time in daytime drama, with a role in the CBS soap As the World Turns from 1982-84.

Robert Horton Singing

Horton tries his hand at singing.

Key TV Roles
1982-1984: As The World Turns as Whit McColl
1965: A Man Called Shenandoah as Shenandoah
1957: Wagon Train as Flint McCullough (S01-S05)
1955: Kings Row as Drake McHugh

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Googie Withers

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The daughter of a British army captain and his Dutch wife, Googie Withers was sent to a convent school in London at the age of eight and then attended the Italia Conti dance and drama school. She had her first stage experience at the age of 13 and while appearing in cabaret two years later was spotted by a film producer and given a small part in The Girl in the Crowd (1934). There then began a string of stage appearances and. from the mid-Thirties, roles as darkly glamorous or seductively bitchy ladies in thrillers and comedies. At the height of her career she left Britain to live in Australia with her husband, the actor John McCallum. but returned to take the occasional film and television role. In the mid Seventies she was notably successful as the governor of a women’s prison in UK television series Within These Walls.

Daughter Joanna McCallum is also an actress. Googie’s real name was Georgette Lizette and her stage name Googie dates back to the childhood nickname given to her by her nanny.

Born 12 March 1917 in Karachi, in British India and Died 15 July 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

Googie Withers Within These Walls

TV
1953: BBC Sunday Night Theatre: The Public Prosecutor as Theresia Cabarrus
1954: BBC Sunday Night Theatre: The Deep Blue Sea as Hester Collier
1955: Rheingold Theatre: The Dark Lake as Laura
1958: Television World Theatre: Amphitryon as Alkmena
1971: Seasons of the Year: Court Circular Spring 1877 as Lady Rudge
1972: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Knightsbridge as Muriel Stokes
1972: ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Last Year’s Confetti as Rosalind Shpeherd
1972: Boney: Boney and the Reaper as Jane Loftus
1973: Boney: Boney Hunts a Murderess as Diana Thompson
1974: The Cherry Orchard
1974-1975: Within These Walls (Series) as Faye Boswell
1986: Screen Two: Time After Time as Leda Klein
1986: Screen Two: Hotel du Lac as Mrs Pusey
1987: Screen Two: Northanger Abbey as Mrs Allen
1988: Great Performances: Melba as Lady Armstrong
1989: Ending Up as Marigold

FILM
1935: The Girl in the Crowd as Sally
1935: The Love Test as Minnie
1935: Windfall as Dodie
1935: Her Last Affaire as Effie
1935: Dark World as Annie
1936: All at Sea as Daphne Tomkins
1936: She Knew What She Wanted as Dora
1936: Crown v. Stevens as Ella Levine
1936: Crime Over London as Miss Dupres
1936: Accused as Ninette Duval
1937: Action For Slander as Mary
1937: Pearls Bring Tears as Doreen
1937: The Green Cockatoo (uncredited role)
1937: Gaiety Girls as Miki
1938: Paid in Error as Jean Mason
1938: If I Were Boss as Pat
1938: Strange Boarders as Elsie
1938: Convict 99 as Lottie
1938: Queen of Crime as Lady Moya
1938: The Lady Vanishes as Blanche
1938: You’re The Doctor as Helen Firmstone
1939: Murder in the Night as Lola Matthews
1939: Trouble Brewing as Mary Brown
1939: The Amazing Mr Forrest as Alice Forrest
1940: She Couldn’t Say No as Dora
1940: Haunted Honeymoon as Polly
1940: Bulldog Sees It Through as Toots
1941: Jeannie as Laundry Girl
1942: Back-Room Boy as Bobbie
1942: One of Our Aircraft Is Missing as Jo de Vries
1943: The Silver Fleet as Helene van Leyden
1944: On Approval as Helen Hale
1944: They Came To A City as Alice
1945: Dead of Night as Joan Cortland
1945: Pink String and Sealing Wax as Pearl Bond
1947: The Many Loves of Joanna Godden as Joanna Godden
1947: It Always Rains on Sunday as Rose Sandigate
1948: Miranda as Clare Martin
1949: Once Upon A Dream as Carol Gilbert
1950: Night and the City as Helen Nosseross
1950: Traveller’s Joy as Bumble Pemlham
1951: White Corridors as Dr Sophie Dean
1951: Bikini Baby as Susan Foster (Googie was uncredited, appearing as an actress in a clip within the movie)
1951: The Magic Box as Sitter in Bath Studio
1952: Derby Day as Betty Molly
1954: Devil on Horseback as Mrs Cadell
1956: Port of Escape ass Anne Stirling
1971: Nickel Queen as Meg Blake
1994: Country Life
1996: Shine

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Robert Shaw

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Robert Shaw

Raised in Scotland and Cornwall, Robert Shaw was drawn to acting from an early age. Shaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and in 1949 debuted onstage at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-on-Avon. From 1951 he appeared in (mostly) British films as a character actor, frequently playing heavies.

He attained international fame after appearing in From Russia with Love (1963), the second James Bond movie. His portrayal of a remorseless killer from S.P.E.C.T.R.E. gave Bond a true nemesis — and provided audiences with one of the most thrilling “train-fights” in film history. In 1967 Shaw received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966), which went on to capture Best Picture. In the mid 70s he suddenly became a highly paid star after his appearances in several blockbuster movies, including 1973’s The Sting (where he again played the heavy — this time opposite Paul Newman and Robert Redford), 1975’s Jaws (as the shark-killer Quint) and 1977’s The Deep (opposite a scantily-clad Jacqueline Bisset).

He wrote several novels, including “The Man in the Glass Booth” (1967), which was later adapted into a play, and in 1975 made into a film. His novel “The Hiding Place” (1959) was the source material for the screen comedy Situation Hopeless — But Not Serious (1965).

Shaw was born in West Houghton, England, on August 29, 1927. He died of a heart attack at age 51 in Ireland.

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