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Also Known As: Died: August 28, 1985
Born: August 17, 1918 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Chile Profession: actor

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Blonde British actress, born in Chile, who, after stage experience and a modest career in British films, went to Hollywood where she was nicknamed "Queen of the Horrors" and "The Screamer" because of the numerous "B" horror and action movies in which she starred during the 1940s, mostly at Universal. Ankers' best-remembered film is probably "The Wolf Man" (1941), which confirmed Lon Chaney Jr.'s status as a horror star. Married to actor Richard Denning in 1942, she virtually retired from film in 1950 and moved with her husband to Hawaii in 1968.

Blonde British actress, born in Chile, who, after stage experience and a modest career in British films, went to Hollywood where she was nicknamed "Queen of the Horrors" and "The Screamer" because of the numerous "B" horror and action movies in which she starred during the 1940s, mostly at Universal. Ankers' best-remembered film is probably "The Wolf Man" (1941), which confirmed Lon Chaney Jr.'s status as a horror star. Married to actor Richard Denning in 1942, she virtually retired from film in 1950 and moved with her husband to Hawaii in 1968.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950) Calamity Jane
2.
 Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949) Gloria James Jessup
3.
 Parole, Inc. (1948) Jojo Dumont
4.
 Spoilers of the North (1947) Laura Reed
5.
 The Lone Wolf in London (1947) Iris Chatham
6.
 Last of the Redmen (1947) Alice Munro
7.
 Queen of Burlesque (1946) Crystal McCoy
8.
 Flight to Nowhere (1946) Catherine Forrest, also known as Dolly Loraine
9.
 Black Beauty (1946) Evelyn Carrington
10.
 The French Key (1946) Janet Morgan
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Worked as a child actress in London
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Moved to New York in late 1930s
1936:
First film, "Rembrandt"
1950:
Retired from film after "The Texan Meets Calamity Jane"
1968:
Moved to Hawaii when husband Richard Denning began series "Hawaii Five-O"
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Education

Latymer School: -
Godolphyn School: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

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husband:
Richard Denning. Actor. Married in 1942; appeared together in "Black Beauty" (1946).

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daughter:
Dee Denning. Father, Richard Denning.

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