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Carla Lehmann

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Years active  1938-1952

Name  Carla Lehmann
Role  Film actress
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Born  26 February 1917Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation  Film actress Television actress
Died  December 1, 1990, Berkshire
Movies  Candlelight in Algeria, Secret Mission, Cottage to Let, Flying Fortress, Sailors Three
Similar People  Harold French, Walter Forde, Anthony Asquith, Terence Fisher, Roy Boulting

Other names  Carla Hillerns Lehmann

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Carla Lehmann (26 February 1917 – 1 December 1990) was a Canadian-born stage, film and television actress.


Candlelight In Algeria 1944 Trailer


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Lehmann was the youngest of the five children of Dr Julius Lehmann and Elsa Hillerns. She was educated at Riverbend School (now Balmoral Hall), where she edited the school newspaper, and from the age of fifteen appeared at the Little Theatre, Winnipeg. Gaining a place to train for an acting career at RADA in London, she then joined the Croydon Repertory Company for a year before first appearing in the West End. Her stage work included appearances in several Aldwych farces. During the Second World War she starred in war films opposite Stewart Granger and James Mason.

Lehmann notably played Susan Foster in the film Candlelight in Algeria (1944) and Lady Mary Hannay in the BBC television series The Three Hostages (1952).

Private life

Lehmann spent most of her adult life living in England. In 1941 she married George Anderson McDowell Elliot, a former Royal Marine officer recently commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps, but they later divorced. In 1947 she married secondly John R. Townsend, an insurance broker, in Westminster, and they had three sons, John Anthony (born 1948), Nicholas (born 1949), and Alain (1954). She died in Berkshire in 1990.

Selected filmography

  • Sailors Three (1940)
  • Once a Crook (1941)
  • Cottage to Let (1941)
  • Secret Mission (1942)
  • Flying Fortress (1942)
  • Talk About Jacqueline (1942)
  • Candlelight in Algeria (1944)
  • 29 Acacia Avenue (1945)
  • Fame Is the Spur (1947)
  • References

    Carla Lehmann Wikipedia

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