Rona Anderson

Rona Anderson (born 3 August 1926) is a Scottish stage, film, and television actress. Her first stage appearance took place at the Garrison Theatre in April 1945. She also appeared in the original production of Whose Life Is It Anyway?. Anderson's first major film was the 1948 drama Sleeping Car to Trieste. In 1951, she married fellow actor Gordon Jackson, with whom she had appeared in the 1949 romantic drama Floodtide. Her last major film was The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, after which she appeared in various plays and television series. Rona Anderson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 3 August 1926, to parents James Anderson and Evelyn Anderson (née Thomson). She was educated in her home town and in Ottawa. Anderson was trained for the stage at the Glover Turner-Robertson School in Edinburgh. She married fellow actor Gordon Jackson in 1951 after having appeared alongside him in the romantic drama Floodtide in 1949. Jackson died of bone cancer on January 15, 1990. Anderson made her first appearance on the stage at the Garrison Theatre in April 1945 in a production of Peg o' My Heart. From 1945 through 1949, she played various parts with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre.


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