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Elizabeth Allan was an English actress from the 1930s to the 1950s. She was born in 1910 and worked on the stage at the age of 17 and made her first English movie in 1931. She was brought to Hollywood by MGM when they made David Copperfield and A Tale of Two Cities (they needed English actresses for these English novels!), and she also had a role in the MGM horror movie Mark of the Vampire that same year! However, MGM had her planned for a leading role in The Citadel in 1938, and in Goodbye Mr. Chips the following year, and both times they replaced her with more famous actresses, Rosalind Russell and Greer Garson. She sued the studio, and won, but that was the end of her career at MGM. As she aged, she took character parts, and she was a panelist on the English version of the game show What's My Line. She passed away in 1990 at the age of 80.
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