Above: Screen grab of Marcia Ralston as an Air Stewardess in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) with W.C. Fields. Author’s Collection.
The following are links to online accounts of other Australian actors that the author has found useful. (Click here for a list of published texts and digital resources)
- Annette Andre.
Her autobiography Where Have I Been All My Life was published in 2018.
Stephen Vagg‘s 2020 interview with her is definitely worth a read – find it at Film Ink, here.
Born Sydney, NSW, Australia, 24 June, 1939.
- Judith Anderson. Judith Anderson, Australian Star, First Lady of the American Stage. Desley Deacon. Kerr Publishing, 2019.
Born Adelaide, SA, Australia, 10 Feb 1897, Died California, USA , 3 Jan 1992
- Yvonne Fifi Banvard. [Camille Scaysbrook – Brooksie at the Movies – Web]
There is also an ADB account by Anne-Marie Gaudry here.
Born Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 25 December 1901. Died Sydney, NSW, Australia, 24 June 1962.
- George Beranger or André Beranger (George Augustus Beringer) [Bryony Cosgrove – Web]
Born Sydney, NSW, Australia 27 March 1893. Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 8 March 1973
- Coral Browne (Coral Edith Browne) [Anne Rees, ADB]
Also see Rose Collis, in Coral Browne, This Effing Lady, Oberon Books, 2007.
Born Melbourne, Vic, Australia 23 July 1913. Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 29 May, 1991
- Zoe Caldwell (Zoe Ada Caldwell)
I Will be Cleopatra, An Actress’s Journey. Text Publishing 2001
Born Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 14 September 1933. Died New York, USA, 16 February 2020
- Mae Dahlberg (May Charlotte Dahlberg) [Steve Rattle and Graeme Haigh – Web]
Born Melbourne, Vic, Australia 24 May 1888. Died New York 1969 ?
- Madge Elliot and Cyril Ritchard The story of my life – by Madge Elliott [Theatre Heritage Australia – Web.]
Born UK, 12 May 1896. Died New York, 8 August 1955
- Dorothy Gordon (Dorothy Gordon Jenner, aka “Andrea”) [Deb Verhoeven. Women Film Pioneers Project]
Born Narrabri, NSW, Australia, 1 March 1891. Died Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 24 March 1985
- Maud Jeffries (Maud Evelyn Craven Jeffries) [Clarissa Thorpe, ABC.net]
Born Lula Mississippi, USA, 14 December 1869. Died Gundaroo, NSW Australia, 26 September 1946.
- Annette Kellerman (Annette Marie Kellerman) [G.P.Walsh, ADB]
Born Sydney, NSW, Australia, 6 July 1886. Died Southport, Queensland, Australia, 6 November 1975.
- Lottie Lyell (Lottie Edith Lyell) [Mervyn J. Wasson, ADB]
Born Sydney, NSW, Australia 23 February 1890. Died Sydney, NSW, Australia, 21 December 1925.
- Louise Lovely (Louise Nellie Lovely) [Ina Bertrand, ADB]
Born Sydney, NSW, Australia 28 February 1895. Died Hobart, Tas, Australia, 17 March 1980
- The McDonagh Sisters
Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters by Mandy Sayer (2022) New South.
Also see Andrée Wright‘s articles at the ADB:
Paulette de Vere McDonagh(1901-1978)
Isabella Mercia McDonagh (1899-1982)
Phyllis Glory McDonagh (1900-1978)
- Claire Adams Mckinnon [Virginia Maxwell ADB]
Born Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 24 September 1896. Died Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 25 September 1978
- Betty Stockfeld (Elizabeth Baddeley Stockfeld) [Robbie Stockfeld]
Born Sydney, NSW, Australia, 15 January 1904. Died Tadworth, England, 27 January 1966
The Women Film Pioneers Project, edited by Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, has scholarly articles on a number of pioneer filmmakers, amongst them several Australians – including Lottie Lyell and the McDonagh sisters