Ann Stephens

Ann Stephens (21 May 1931 – 15 July 1966) was a British child actress and singer, popular in the 1940s.[1] She was born in London.[2] In July 1941 she recorded several songs, including a popular version of "The Teddy Bears' Picnic",[3][4] "Dicky Bird Hop" (with Franklin Engelmann) and a setting by Harold Fraser-Simson of one of A. A. Milne's verses about Christopher Robin, "Buckingham Palace,"[5] which was often featured on the BBC Light Programme's Children's Favourites. In the same year she played Alice in musical recordings based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.[6][7][8]

Later in the 1940s, Stephens appeared in several films, including In Which We Serve (1942), Fanny By Gaslight (1944), The Upturned Glass (1947) and Your Witness (1950).[2] In the 1950s she turned her attention to television drama. A surviving Pathe newsreel of 1945 records her visit to the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street, London, for which her gramophone recordings had raised £8,000.[9]

Selected discography

Selected filmography

  • The Wedding of the Gingerbreads, The Ann Stephens Nursery Series - No. 3. Ann Stephens with Vocal Trio, 3:00, without year. Swiss Foundation Public Domain, 2019


  1. McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Manchester University Press via Google Books.
  2. "Ann Stephens". BFI.
  3. "Ann Stephens". IMDb.
  4. "Ann Stephens- Teddy Bear's Picnic" via
  5. ""Buckingham Palace" (Ann Stephens, 1941)" via
  6. "Ann Stephens, Richard Goolden, Florence Desmond, Molly Munks, Nancy Munks, Robertson Hare, Arthur Askey, Syd Walker - Alice In Wonderland". Discogs.
  7. "'Alice in Wonderland'". 25 December 1944. p. 8 via BBC Genome.
  8. "Alice Through the Looking Glass" via
  9. "Alice Makes a Record".
  10. "Ann Stephens- Ann's Nursery Rhymes" via
  11. "Ann Stephens- Christopher Robin ( Vespers )" via
  12. "Ann Stephens- Dicky Bird Hop" via
  13. "Ann Stephens- Alice In Wonderland. Part 1 of 6" via
  14. "Ann Stephens- Wedding Of The Gingerbreads" via

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