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Also Known As: Avril Maureen Anita Morris, Pamela Matthews Died: May 27, 1998
Born: March 11, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Middlesex, England, GB Profession: actor

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British-born Lana Morris was an actress who built herself a successful Hollywood film career. In 1948, she appeared as a provocative Cockney maid in the British box office hit "Spring in Park Lane." In 1946, she made her screen debut at age 16 in "School For Secrets." In 1946, she made her stage debut as an unbilled dancer in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In 1957, she was a regular on the Margaret Lockwood hit BBC series "The Royalty." In 1967, she acted with Gladys Cooper and Wendy Hiller in the London stage production "The Sacred Flame." In 1996, she appeared at the unveiling of a Mayfair plaque to the star and director of the film "Spring in Park Lane," Dame Ann Neagle and Herbert Wilcox. In 1970, she starred in the London stage productions of "Wait Until Dark" and "Play on Love." In 1983, she took over Judi Dench's leading role in the touring production of "Pack of Lies." Morris's career beginnings included film roles in "Trottie True" (1949) and "The Reluctant Widow" (1950). Later, Morris acted in "The Red Beret" (1953), "Trouble in Store" (1955) with Norman Wisdom and "Jet Storm" (1959) with Richard Attenborough. She also appeared in "I Start Counting" (1969) and "The Forsyte Saga" ...

British-born Lana Morris was an actress who built herself a successful Hollywood film career. In 1948, she appeared as a provocative Cockney maid in the British box office hit "Spring in Park Lane." In 1946, she made her screen debut at age 16 in "School For Secrets." In 1946, she made her stage debut as an unbilled dancer in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In 1957, she was a regular on the Margaret Lockwood hit BBC series "The Royalty." In 1967, she acted with Gladys Cooper and Wendy Hiller in the London stage production "The Sacred Flame." In 1996, she appeared at the unveiling of a Mayfair plaque to the star and director of the film "Spring in Park Lane," Dame Ann Neagle and Herbert Wilcox. In 1970, she starred in the London stage productions of "Wait Until Dark" and "Play on Love." In 1983, she took over Judi Dench's leading role in the touring production of "Pack of Lies." Morris's career beginnings included film roles in "Trottie True" (1949) and "The Reluctant Widow" (1950). Later, Morris acted in "The Red Beret" (1953), "Trouble in Store" (1955) with Norman Wisdom and "Jet Storm" (1959) with Richard Attenborough. She also appeared in "I Start Counting" (1969) and "The Forsyte Saga" (PBS, 1969-1970). Later in her career, Morris appeared in "The Last Enemy" (PBS, 1989-1990). Morris was married to Ronnie Waldman and had one child. Morris passed away in May 1998 at the age of 68.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I Start Counting (1969) Leonie
2.
 No Tree in the Street (1964) Marje
3.
 Jet Storm (1961) Jane Tracer
5.
 Trouble in Store (1955) Gerald
6.
 Paratrooper (1954) Pinky
7.
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 Trio (1950) Gladys Brown
9.
 Trottie True (1949)
10.
 Last Enemy, The (1989) Miss Tree
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1946:
Made her stage debut as an unbilled dancer in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1946:
Made her screen debut at age 16 in "School For Secrets"
1948:
Appeared as a provocative Cockney maid in the British box office hit "Spring in Park Lane"
1949:
Acted in the Technicolor musical "Trottie True"
1950:
Appeared in the Somerset Maugham anthology "Trio," one of her first dramatic roles
1953:
Featured in the Norman Wisdom comedy "Trouble in Store" and with Alan Ladd in the war film "The Red Beret"
1957:
Was a regular on the Margaret Lockwood hit BBC series "The Royalty"
1967:
Acted with Gladys Cooper and Wendy Hiller in the London stage production "The Sacred Flame"
1969:
Appeared on the PBS series "The Forsyte Saga" as Kenneth More's French mistress
1970:
Starred in the London stage productions of "Wait Until Dark" and "Play on Love"
1978:
Returned to the London stage in the comedy "Shut Your Eyes and Think of England"
1983:
Took over Judi Dench's leading role in the touring production of "Pack of Lies"
1996:
Appeared at the unveiling of a Mayfair plaque to the star and director of the film "Spring in Park Lane," Dame Ann Neagle and Herbert Wilcox
1998:
Completed her first performance in the Barbara Taylor Bradford play "Dangerous to Know" before her death
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husband:
Ronnie Waldman. Executive. Head of BBC Light Entertainment; twenty years her senior; died in 1978.

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mother:
Corinne Burford. Actor.
son:
Simon Waldman. BBC Radio editor. Survived her.

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