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Anne Shirley (Dawn Evelyeen Paris) was born on 17 April, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Anne Shirley's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Anne Shirley networth?

Popular As Dawn Evelyeen Paris
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 17 April 1918
Birthday 17 April
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 4 July, 1993
Died Place Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Anne Shirley Height, Weight & Measurements

At 75 years old, Anne Shirley height is 5' 2" (1.57 m) .

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Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Who Is Anne Shirley's Husband?

Her husband is Charles Lederer (19 October 1949 - 5 March 1976) ( his death) ( 1 child), Adrian Scott (9 February 1945 - 23 August 1948) ( divorced), John Payne (22 August 1937 - 1 March 1943) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Husband Charles Lederer (19 October 1949 - 5 March 1976) ( his death) ( 1 child), Adrian Scott (9 February 1945 - 23 August 1948) ( divorced), John Payne (22 August 1937 - 1 March 1943) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Anne Shirley Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Anne Shirley worth at the age of 75 years old? Anne Shirley’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Anne Shirley's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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On August 25, 2020, she was honored with a day of her filmography during the Turner Classic Movies Summer Under the Stars.


Recovered, she lived the rest of her life completely out of the limelight, dying in 1993 of lung cancer at age 75. Her granddaughter by daughter Julie (via her marriage to screenwriter Robert Towne) is the actress Katharine Towne, who has appeared in such films as Mulholland Dr.


Longtime friends with actress Geraldine Fitzgerald, Anne attended a taping of Fitzgerald's guest appearance on The Golden Girls (1985).


Her husband's sudden death in 1976 triggered a severe emotional crisis for Anne, who turned for a time to alcohol.


The popular Hollywood couple had one child, Julie Payne, who became an actress for a time in the 1970s.


She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.


Her 1949 marriage to screenwriter Charles Lederer, the nephew of actress Marion Davies, was her longest and most fulfilling. Their son, Daniel, was born the following year. He inherited his father's writing talent and grew up to become a poet. Never tempted to resume her career at any time, she remained a charming and gracious socialite in the Hollywood circle. A painter on the side, she at one point entertained the thought of becoming a behind-the-scenes worker, such as a dialogue coach, but it was never pursued aggressively.


Her three-year marriage to Scott was unable to withstand the legal troubles of her husband's 1947 blacklisting (he was one of the "Hollywood 10" imprisoned during the McCarthy era for his communist affiliations).


The still-young actress finished on top, however, opposite Dick Powell in the classic movie mystery Murder, My Sweet (1944).


Divorced from John Payne in 1943 and tiring of the Hollywood rat race she had endured since a child, however, Anne decided to end her career after her second marriage, to the movie's producer Adrian Scott, in 1945. Never an ambitious actress, Anne stayed with her career as long as she did primarily to please her mother.


Her subsequent career was full of promise, but with every quality picture bestowed upon her, such as Vigil in the Night (1940) and The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), came a faltering one that hurt her career, including Career (1939) and West Point Widow (1941).

Especially disappointing was her long-anticipated "Green Gables" sequel Anne of Windy Poplars (1940), which received very lackluster reviews.


Finally at age 19, she found a role to match her "Green Gables" success playing Barbara Stanwyck's daughter in the classic weeper Stella Dallas (1937). The interaction between the two was magical, and both Barbara and Anne were nominated for Oscars (Anne in the supporting category) for their superb portrayals. Both lost, however, to Luise Rainer and Alice Brady, respectively.

During this time of major success, Anne met and eventually married actor John Payne in 1937.


Prominent misty-eyed ingénue leads came her way as a result of playing a swamp girl in Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) alongside Will Rogers and in M'Liss (1936) opposite John Beal, but her resume became littered with meek B-level comedies and weak dramas, such as Chasing Yesterday (1935), Too Many Wives (1937) and Meet the Missus (1937), that did little to advance her career.


On film as a toddler, she went through a small revolving door of marquee names before legally settling (at age 16) on the name Anne Shirley, the name of her schoolgirl heroine in Anne's most famous film of all -- Anne of Green Gables (1934).

and Loretta Young, Anne was tested among hundreds of young aspirants and captured the role of Anne Shirley in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables (1934), imbuing the character with all the spirit and charm (not to mention talent) necessary. She officially became a teen celebrity after changing her moniker for the final time in conjunction with the release of the film.


Following roles in Rasputin and the Empress (1932) with the three Barrymores and The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr.


They didn't come packaged any sweeter or lovelier than Anne Shirley, a gentle and gracious 1930s teen film actress who didn't quite reach the zenith of front-rank stardom and retired all too soon at age 26.

After a rash of unbilled parts, Anne was used by Vitaphone for a series of 1930s short subjects. By her teen years she had developed before the very eyes of Hollywood into a petite and lovely young brunette. Casting agents took notice.


During her adolescence she often appeared as the leading stars' daughter in films such as Mother Knows Best (1928) with Madge Bellamy, Sins of the Fathers (1928) starring Jean Arthur and Liliom (1930) with Charles Farrell.

Oftentimes she would play the female star of the film as a child, such as Janet Gaynor's in 4 Devils (1928), Frances Dee's in Rich Man's Folly (1931) and Barbara Stanwyck's in So Big! (1932).


Scarce work for such a young child, but Anne managed to find it with minor roles in The Rustle of Silk (1923) and The Spanish Dancer (1923) for Paramount Pictures.


With this source of monetary inspiration, her mother sought work for her daughter in films as well, and at the age of 4, Anne (billed as Dawn O'Day) made her first feature with The Hidden Woman (1922).

She showed enough promise in the film Moonshine Valley (1922), as a young girl who manages to reunite her separated parents, that she and her mother made a permanent move from New York to California.


Manhattan-born Anne was christened Dawn Evelyeen Paris on April 17, 1918. Her father died while she was still a baby, and she and her widowed mother lived a very meager New York existence at first. At the age of 16 months, the child was already contributing to the household finances as a photographer's model, using sundry different monikers, including Lenn Fondre, Lindley Dawn and Dawn O'Day.