EXCLUSIVE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM
ANNA LEE (2002)
was your favorite movie role?
How Green Was My Valley, and NELL BOWEN in Bedlam.
I heard that you
still stay in close contact with Maureen O'Hara from How Green Was My Valley. How is she doing?
She is as beautiful as ever. I just watched her in a film she made for
television called “The Last Dance”. She
was wonderful in it. We see each other
whenever she comes to Los Angeles but she is usually in her home in Ireland.
What was your favorite GH storyline
When Felicia was writing my “memoirs” and it was
discovered that Lila had murdered her lover a long time ago! It was in self-defense so she got off!
was your favorite GH storyline besides ones that featured you?
you have a role model or mentor when you were starting out as an actress?
What made you decide to become an actress?
It was my father’s idea. He was a clergyman but I think he would have liked to have been
an actor himself so he decided that one of his five children should become one
and I was the obvious choice, being extroverted and always “showing off”.
Why does Lila put up with Edward?
That’s a difficult question! I think she really loves him but enjoys
teasing him. But when he does something
she does not approve of she does not hesitate to yell at him. “Shut up Edward!” or “That’s quite enough
Do you ever go back to England to visit?
I used to go every year but now I find that being
confined to a wheel-chair makes it too difficult. My sister’s house where I stay has six steps going up to her
front door so I cannot manage them! It
makes me very sad because I adore England and I miss seeing my family.
Are you close friends with any other soap opera actors (on GH
I am very fond of them all but I am particularly
close to Lesley Charleson (“Monica”) and Susan Brown and Stuart Damon and his
What would you like to see happen next to the character of
Something that would make her seem “wicked”! Maybe she could start an affair with a
What made you choose the name "Anna Lee"?
You will have to read my autobiography!
You played Sister Margaretha in The Sound of Music; do you
still hear from any of those actors?
I think they are all dead.
Any experiences or stories to share about that movie?
I loved every minute of it. Especially the time we spent in Austria.
What other plans do you have for the future?
To finish my autobiography.
What is your favorite
What is your favorite food?
Scallops or grilled salmon.
What is your favorite primetime tv show?
AMC or any channel that shows movies of the ‘30s or
‘40s or even ‘50s but nothing later. I
also enjoy JEOPARTY (even though I can’t spell it!)
Do you have any pets?
A Great Dane named “Holden”. My son Jeffrey, who lives with me has two
cats, “Dudly” and “Spencer”.
Do you ever hear from David Lewis or any other former GH actors
who played Quartermaines?
Our dear David Lewis died a few weeks ago.
Do you have any siblings?
One sister who lives in England.
Who inspires you personally?
H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother who is now one
hundred years old and walks without a cane!
Who inspires you professionally?
What do you do in your spare time that you enjoy? (Hobbies,
What would you tell someone just starting out in the
entertainment industry and looking to become an actress / actor?
Learn your lines and be on time!
What do you enjoy most of the business/entertainment industry?
Watching old movies
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens, Evelyn Waugh,
What are your favorite books?
The Noel Coward diaries, “The
Edwardians”, “The Shell Seekers” “A Handfull of Dust”