Anne Heywood




Anne Heywood (born 11 December 1932) is an actress. She was born as Violet Pretty in Handsworth but lived for a time in Eastfield Road, Bordesley Green. Anne won theMiss Great Britain title as Violet Pretty in 1950. She attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She began acting in films in the early 1950s. One of her  prominent film roles was in a film adaptation of a D. H. Lawrence novel, The Fox, co-starring Sandy Dennis, made in 1967. In the 1970s, she appeared in several thrillers made in Italy.

Her career declined in the 1980s. Her penultimate role was on American television in the  series The Equalizer, which starred actor Edward Woodward.

AnneHeywoodDec58Heywood was married to producer Robert Stross, who produced most of her movies; including A Terrible Beauty, The Brain, The Very Edge, Ninety Degrees in the Shade, The Fox, Midas Run, I Want What I Want, and Good Luck Miss Wyckoff. After her husband died in 1988, Heywood retired and has never appeared onscreen since. In 1991 she remarried, to George Danzig Druke, a former Assistant Attorney General of New York State. The couple live in California.

She is still remembered in Bordesley Green, especially by former residents of Eastfield Road.

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