Sunday, 31 March 2019

759) Joan Maude

Joan Maude (1908 – 1998). English actress, active from the 1920s to the 1950s. She is probably best known for playing the Chief Recorder in the 1946 Powell and Pressburger film A Matter of Life and Death.
The daughter of actors Charles Maude and Nancy Price, Maude's great grandmother on her father's side was the singer Jenny Lind, known as the "Swedish Nightingale".
Maude married firstly Scottish Rugby International player and journalist Frank Waters (1909-1954), with whom she had a daughter. In 1956 she married Oliver Woods (1911-1972). She was the writer, producer, and production designer of the short film All Hallowe'en (1952).

- "... only the most confident photographer would pose an auburn-haired woman against this vivid red background."

- "She began to use colour in startling combinations and juxtapositions, photographing the auburn-haired actress Joan Maude and the raven-haired actress Viven Leigh against a vibrant red background..."

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