Heather Grace Angel (February 9, 1909 - December 13, 1986) was an English actress.
Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Angel made her first film appearance with a leading role in Night in Montmartre (1931), and followed this success with The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932). Over the next few years she played strong roles in such films as The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935), The Three Musketeers (1935), The Informer (1935), The Last of the Mohicans (1936) and The Bold Caballero. In 1937 she made her first appearance in the popular Bulldog Drummond series, in a role she would eventually play in five films.
She was cast in such prestigious films as Pride and Prejudice (1940), Kitty Foyle (1940), That Hamilton Woman (1941), and two Alfred Hitchcock films, Suspicion (1941) and Lifeboat (1944). Her film appearances in the following years were few, but she returned to Hollywood to provide voices for the Walt Disney animated films Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953). She...
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Heather Angel died in Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara County
Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was produced by Walt Disney and was originally released to theaters on February 5, 1953 by RKO Radio Pictures. This would be the final Disney animated feature released through RKO, as Walt Disney established his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, by the end of 1953.
The film's story is based on the play and novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Disney had been trying to buy the rights to the play since 1935. He finally received them four years later, after he arranged with the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (to whom Barrie had bequeathed the rights to the play). His studio started the story development and character designs in the early-1940s, and intended Peter Pan as a follow-up to Bambi, but World War II forced the project to be put on hold. Just like Pinocchio before it, the original pre-war character designs for Peter Pan were very different from the final product. The...,
Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released to cinemas on July 28, 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the thirteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have been frequently adapted for film; this adaptation solved the problems of the setting by using animation. The film features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice (she would voice Wendy Darling two years after the film's release) and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter. Made under the supervision of Walt Disney himself, this film and its animation are often regarded as some of the finest work in Disney studio history, despite the lackluster, even hostile, reviews it originally received, especially in the UK.
The film opens on a golden afternoon in the park. Alice is listening to her sister read aloud from a history book, to which Alice vocally expresses her boredom at...,
Lifeboat is a 1944 World War II war film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story written by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn and Canada Lee, and is set entirely on a lifeboat. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Story.
A group of American and British citizens are stuck in a lifeboat after their ship is sunk by a U-boat. A German survivor (Walter Slezak) who is allowed aboard, after some debate, is later revealed to be the wily Nazi captain of the U-boat.
According to Hitchcock's daughter, Patricia, in a 2005 DVD-released documentary, some critics, after initial rave reviews, gave the film poor reviews because of the so-called "positive" portrayal of the German character in the film. (Today, film reviewers think just the opposite. Critics call the film almost an American propaganda film.) Other film critics caught on to the critical damnation and...
Heather Angel was born in Oxford, United Kingdom