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Adrianne Whitney (Allen)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
Death: Died in Montreux, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, Vaud, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Wife of William Dwight Whitney
Ex-wife of Raymond Hart Massey
Mother of Daniel Massey; Anna Massey; Daniel Raymond Massey and Anna Raymond Massey

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Gene
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About Adrianne Whitney

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrianne_Allen -------------------- 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 Ardianne and Raymond, William & Adrianne married, as did Raymond & Dorothy Whitney, and all lived happily ever after. Adrianne and Bill lived in London before and during WWII and Adrianne's children Daniel & Anna Massey spent much of their time with the Whitneys. In the 1950s, Adrianne and Bill moved to Glion-sur-Montreux, Suisse, where they lived out their days.

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From Wikipedia

Adrianne Allen (7 February 1907 - 14 September 1993) was an English stage actress.

Most often seen in light comedy,[1] played Sybil Chase in the original West End production of Private Lives and Elizabeth Bennet in the 1935 Broadway production of Pride and Prejudice.

She appeared in several films and was the mother of Daniel and Anna Massey.

Allen was born in Manchester, England on 7 February 1907. After her education in France and Germany,[2] she trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where her 1926 graduation performance caught the attention of Basil Dean, who cast her as Nina Vansittart in the Noel Coward play Easy Virtue.[3]

In 1929, she married Raymond Massey, after he had cast her for a part in Noel Coward's play The Rat Trap.[3] Her first West End appearance followed in July 1930, where she played the role of Sibyl in Noel Coward's Private Lives.[2] She had two children with Raymond Massey, Daniel and Anna, who later became actors. Her marriage ended in divorce in 1939.

During this time she appeared on Broadway (in Cynara and as Gladys Cooper in The Shining Hour) and in several films, most notably Merrily We Go to Hell.

Following her divorce, she married an American lawyer, William Whiteny.

She starred in more films, and appeared on British television, before returning to Broadway in 1957, where she starred alongside her daughter in The Reluctant Debutante.[3] Her acting career ended in 1958.[1]

She died from cancer on 14 September 1993 in Montreux, Switzerland. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrianne_Allen

Adrianne Allen (7 February 1907 – 14 September 1993) was an English stage actress.


Most often seen in light comedy, played Sybil Chase in the original West End production of Private Lives and Elizabeth Bennet in the 1935 Broadway production of Pride and Prejudice.


She appeared in several films and was the mother of Daniel and Anna Massey.


Life and career


Allen was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England on 7 February 1907. After her education in France and Germany, she trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where her 1926 graduation performance caught the attention of Basil Dean, who cast her as Nina Vansittart in the Noël Coward play Easy Virtue.


In 1929, she married Raymond Massey, after he had cast her for a part in Noël Coward's play The Rat Trap. Her first West End appearance followed in July 1930, where she played the role of Sibyl in Noël Coward's Private Lives. She had two children with Raymond Massey, Daniel and Anna, who later became actors. Her marriage ended in divorce in 1939.


During this time she appeared on Broadway (in Cynara and as Gladys Cooper in The Shining Hour) and in several films, most notably Merrily We Go to Hell.


Following her divorce, she married an American lawyer, William Whitney.


In 1942, she played Doris, a former barmaid who married a Polish count, in the original London production of Terence Rattigan's play Flare Path. She starred in more films, and appeared on British television, before returning to Broadway in 1957, where she starred alongside her daughter in The Reluctant Debutante. Her acting career ended in 1958.


She died from cancer on 14 September 1993 in Montreux, Switzerland.


Filmography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrianne_Allen#Filmography

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Adrianne Whitney's Timeline

1907
February 7, 1907
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
1933
October 10, 1933
Age 26
City of Westminster, Greater London, UK
1937
August 11, 1937
Age 30
Thakeham, West Sussex, England
1993
September 14, 1993
Age 86
Montreux, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, Vaud, Switzerland
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