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Dawn Evelyeen Paris (April 17, 1918 – July 4, 1993), known as Anne Shirley, was an American film actress. Wikipedia

Age: 75 (age at death)
Born: 17th April, 1918, New York, New York, USA
Died: 4th July, 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 2" (157 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Anne of Green Gable (1934)

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"By the time I was 18, I had discovered that I didn`t want to be an actress forever. I`ve always been basically a shy person and it was hard being `on` all the time. So, finally, I just walked away. I`ve never regretted that decision."


"My acting was only average. I wasn`t dedicated. Starting as a tot and working for twenty years was long enough, so I quit. The fan mail still arrives...why, I don`t know." - AS, 1992 interview


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Not to be confused with another "Dawn O`Day," a brunette dancer, who appeared in a few Vitaphone musical shorts in the early 1930s.


Changed her stage name from Dawn O`Day to Anne Shirley after playing the lead character of the same name in the film Anne of Green Gables (1934)

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