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Above - Anne Jeffreys with Wild Bill Elliott and George 'Gabby' Hayes during their eight 1943 - 1944 films at Republic Pictures.

Anne Jeffreys

1923 - 2017

Full name: Anne Carmichael

A talented actress and singer, Anne Jeffreys was born in North Carolina in 1923. Her parents were Mack Curtis Carmichael (born Indiana) and Kate Jeffreys (born North Carolina).

Anne's Hollywood career included some westerns. She was at Producers Releasing Corporation in the Buster Crabbe BILLY THE KID TRAPPED (PRC, 1942). Then came a term player contract(s) at Republic Pictures which ran from February, 1942 through January, 1944 - this simply meant that for security and a regular paycheck, Republic could utilize her as much as they wanted. And they did - Anne did eight 1943 - 1944 oaters with Wild Bill Elliott. After Republic, she signed with RKO and did various movies including NEVADA (RKO, 1944 with Robert Mitchum), TRAIL STREET (RKO, 1947 with Randolph Scott), and RETURN OF THE BADMEN (RKO, 1948 with Randolph Scott).

Probably her most remembered role is the 1953 - 1955 TOPPER TV show in which she and husband Robert Sterling (1917 - 2006) played ghosts Marion and George Kerby to Leo G. Carroll as "Cosmo Topper". In 1955, she and Sterling tried another TV series, LOVE THAT JILL, but that was unsuccessful.

Anne did a batch of Broadway plays as well as stints on TV's GENERAL HOSPITAL daytime soap (as "Amanda Barrington"), as well as the FALCON CREST nightime soap.

For BAYWATCH fans, she occasionally played David Hasselhoff's mother, and made appearances in other TV series including TARZAN (with Ron Ely), BATTLESTAR GALATICA, FANTASY ISLAND, MURDER SHE WROTE, more.

94 year old Anne Jeffreys passed away at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles on September 27, 2017.

The official Anne Jeffreys website is at:

You can read about Anne Jeffreys' humanitarian work at the Women's International Center website at:

Jerry Murbach's Doctor Macro website has several images of Anne:,%20Anne.htm,%20Anne-Annex.htm

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Anne Jeffreys:

The Internet Broadway Database has Anne in four plays during the years 1947 - 1952:

(From Old Corral collection)

Above - heroine Ann Jeffreys and Wild Bill Elliott in a lobby card from CALLING WILD BILL ELLIOTT (Republic, 1943), Elliott's first film for Republic Pictures. On the floor is Forbes Murray (playing Judge Anson Richards).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above from L-to-R are Mike Mazurki, Anne Jeffreys and Morgan Conway in DICK TRACY, DETECTIVE (RKO, 1945).

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