Maule, Annabel (1922–)

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Maule, Annabel (1922–)

English actress. Born Sept 8, 1922, in London, England; dau. of Donovan Maule (director and manager) and Mollie Shiells; sister of Robin Maule (actor); m. Douglas Dickson (div.).

Made stage debut as Cupid in Love is the Best Doctor (1934), followed by The Children's Hour, Jane Eyre, First Stop North, As Good as a Feast, Less Than Kind, Dark Summer and The Day After Tomorrow, among others; served in WRNS during WWII; took over management and appeared in a variety of lead roles at father's theater in Nairobi (1962–64), then became artistic director (1968), managing director (1971), and chair (1973); appeared as Lady Byrne in film Out of Africa. Named Member of the British Empire (MBE, 1975).