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Sally Ann Howes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actress, has died

Sally Ann Howes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actress, has died

Actress and singer Sally ann howes, known for her participation in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) together with the ineffable Dick Van Dyke, died on Sunday, December 19. I was 91 years old.

His death was confirmed by his nephew Toby Howes who announced it on social media. “I can confirm the passing of my beloved Aunt Sally Ann Howes, who died peacefully in her sleep. My brother and I thought Sally Ann might see the Christmas screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as that film woke up his mischievous side”.

This musical, based on the children’s novel written by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, It is a classic that airs every Christmas in the United Kingdom.

Sally Ann Howes As Truly Scrumptious, In &Quot;Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.&Quot;

Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious, in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Race actress

Yes OK Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, where he played the role of Truly Scrumptious, made her known, Howes was an actress of an extraordinary career. In cinema he acted in 16 films; in theater he worked on 45 plays, including My fair lady (1958), where she played the role of Eliza Doolittle, a performance that earned her the cover of the magazine Life Y Brigadoom (1962) and on television, in 16 specials.

Sally Ann Howes was born in Saint John’s Wood, London, on July 20, 1930, in a home of theatrical tradition.

His parents, Bobby Howes and Patricia Malone were actors and singers. His grandfather, Jae Malone, was a musical theater director, London.

Sally Ann Howes Made Her Film Debut At Just 12 Years Old.

Sally Ann Howes made her film debut at just 12 years old.

Sally ann He made his film debut at the age of twelve, in the film Thursday’s Child (1943), where she was chosen from 200 girls. There she played a schoolgirl who became a child actress, a true prophecy, since from that performance she began a career that would span more than 60 years: her last theatrical participation was as Mrs. Higgins, in My fair lady, in January 2009.

Before turning 18, he had already acted in 6 films, including, Anna Karenina, with Vivian Leigh (1948). Productions such as Stop Press Girl (1949), Fool Rush In (1949) and Deferred honeymoon (1951).

His love for the theater

At that time, he studied singing in search of improving his natural vocal quality and learning to position his voice in a more rested way.

Although his time in the cinema was brilliant, the theater, which he defined as a drug, was his love and where she excelled as an actress.

In London’s West End, he starred with his father in the musical Paint Your Wagon for 18 months before making her Broadway debut in 1958 as Eliza Doolitl in My fair lady, replacing Julie Andrews and that it earned him the cover of Life magazine and that his name became familiar.

Following interpretation in BrigadoonAt the New York Opera in 1962, Howes was nominated for a Tony Award; such was the success of the play that the show had its version for television, where the actress played Fiona McLaren.

Although It Shone In Cinema, The Theater Was The Great Love Of Sally Ann Howes.  Photo Brown / Getty Images

Although it shone in cinema, the theater was the great love of Sally Ann Howes. Photo Brown / Getty Images

Legendary producer Albert Broccoli had bought the rights to book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fleming, and I was looking for a cast that would repeat the success of the film Mary Poppins, from Disney, which had precisely starred Julie Andrews, who ended up rejecting the role of Truly Scrumptious and that Howes accepted.

They say that although she was good at acting and singing, dancing was difficult for her, so had to take intensive dance classes to be able to give the pinet that the performance demanded. This film is cult today, however, it did not have the expected success; Hence, Howes focused almost his entire career on the theater.


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