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Ann Lancaster
in The Magic Box (1951)
Born(1920-05-05)5 May 1920
Died31 October 1970(1970-10-31) (aged 50)
Paddington, London, England

Ann A Lancaster (5 May 1920 – 31 October 1970) was a well-known character actress who appeared in many British films, television shows and in theatre.[1][2][3]

Lancaster specialised in comic roles and had a talent for voices which she often used on radio to portray children and to do voiceovers for television commercials. Her most high-profile film roles were in The Million Pound Note (1953), A Night to Remember (1958, uncredited as a woman on a train), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Fathom (1967), The Railway Children (1970), and in one Carry On Film Carry On Again Doctor (1969).[4] She was the voice behind the Ajax 'It cleans like a white tornado' advertisements on television. She was in the radio show: Mrs Dale's Diary, and appeared in many well-known television comedies including Hancock's Half Hour, Till Death Us Do Part, Tea at the Ritz, Hughie and The World of Beachcomber with Spike Milligan.[2]

Personal life

Ann was born in 1920 in London[5] and died of cancer in 1970 in Paddington, London[6] at the age of 50, before her last film was released.



... a.k.a. Detective's Diary (USA: rerun title)
... a.k.a. Saber of London (UK)
... a.k.a. The Vise: Mark Saber (USA: third and fourth season title)
... a.k.a. Uncovered (syndication title)


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