Anna Neagle Close, E7

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Anna Neagle was the stage name of Dame Florence Marjorie Wilcox (October 20, 1904 – June 3, 1986) an actress and singer born in Forest Gate who was popular with audiences during the Second World War. Her roles included including Nell Gwynn in the eponymous 1934 film; Queen Victoria twice in Victoria the Great in 1937 and Sixty Glorious Years in 1938; and Edith Cavell in 1939s Nurse Edith Cavell. She continued to perform up to her death in 1986, aged 81.

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