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Anne Nagel
Born Anne Dolan
September 29, 1915(1915-09-29)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died July 6, 1966 (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other name(s) Ann Nagel
Occupation Actress
Years active 1932–1957
Spouse(s) Ross Alexander (September 16, 1936 – January 2, 1937)
Lt. James H. Keenan (December 4, 1941 – April 1951)

Anne Nagel (September 29, 1915 – July 6, 1966) was an American actress. She played in adventures, mysteries, and comedies for twenty-five years. She also appeared in television series in the 1950s.





Born as Anne Dolan in Boston, Massachusetts, Nagel's film career began in 1932 with a bit part as a ballet girl in Hypnotized. In 1936, she appeared in Here Comes Carter with Ross Alexander. A reviewer remarked of her performance, "she was just one of those girls who has learned to croon for the microphone, and let the rest of the world go hang." Her early roles were in such films as Footloose Heiress, Three Legionnaires, Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (all from 1937). She was in Mystery House (1938), Unexpected Father (1939), and Legion of Lost Flyers (1939).

In 1940, she appeared with W.C. Fields and Mae West in My Little Chickadee. Other feature movies from 1940 in which she had parts are Black Friday, Hot Steel, and Diamond Frontiers. She was often a heroine in horror films. Late in the 1940s she made The Spirit of West Point (1947). The film starred Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis. Nagel later worked on television in episodes of The Range Rider (1951) and Circus Boy (1957).

Personal life and death

Nagel was married twice. The first was to actor Ross Alexander who committed suicide in 1937. Her second husband was Air Force Lt. Col. James H. Keenan. They divorced in 1951.

Anne Nagel died in Hollywood, California in 1966, aged 50, following surgery for cancer. She is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1933 College Humor Student Uncredited
1934 Stand Up and Cheer! Dancer Uncredited
1935 George White's 1935 Scandals Chorine Uncredited
1936 Bullets or Ballots Bank secretary Uncredited
1940 The Green Hornet Lenore "Casey" Case
1941 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Lenore "Casey" Case
1941 Man Made Monster June Lawrence
1943 Women in Bondage Deputy District Director Alternative title: Hitler's Women
1947 Blondie's Holiday Bea Mason (Class of '32) Credited as Ann Nagel
1948 One Touch of Venus Reporter Uncredited
1949 The Stratton Story Mrs. Piet Uncredited
1950 Armored Car Robbery Mrs. Marsha Phillips Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
1951 The Range Rider Aunt Ginny 2 episodes
1957 Circus Boy Louisa Cody 1 episode


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