Madeleine Carroll

1906 – 1987

New youtube feature on Madeleine’s memorial

A feature on Madeleine’s memorial outside “The Public” in West Bromwich is now featured on youtube.

First book on Madeleine Carroll

The first book on Madeleine has just been published, a very detailed biography at an excellent price. Written by Derek Chamberlain following extensive research, it traces her life from early days in West Bromwich through her rise to fame, her dramatic choice to be part of the war effort and to her quiet days of retirement in Marbella, Spain.

You can order this book by going to http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=1223

“The Public” launches Madeleine Carroll Suite

“The Public” is a new kind of cultural building and a first class venue, located right in the centre of West Bromwich, where Madeleine Carroll was born.

They have just launched a tribute to Madeleine called the Madeleine Carroll Suite, which is immediately available for Conferences up to 200 people. Madeleine’s memorial is already in place outside the Centre, and it is fitting that such a tribute to her memory is now “live”.

Welcome

This website is dedicated to the memory of Madeleine Carroll, one of the few actresses who successfully bridged the gap between silents and talkies, and who in her time was Hollywood’s highest paid female actress. Playing opposite stars like Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman, Robert Donat, Henry Fonda, she epitomised the cool British Blonde, remembered in such classic movies as “The 39 Steps”, and “The Prisoner of Zenda”.

Her story is also of her rare courage and dedication when at the height of her career, she “gave it all up” during WWII after her sister was killed by a German air raid, to work in the line of fire on troop trains for the Red Cross in Italy – for which she was awarded the American Medal of Freedom. She was also awarded the Legion of Honour by France, for her tireless work in fostering relations after the war between France and the USA.

This website is dedicated to the memory of Madeleine Carroll, one of the few actresses who successfully bridged the gap between silents and talkies, and who in her time was Hollywood’s highest paid female actress.

Playing opposite stars like Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman, Robert Donat, Henry Fonda, she epitomised the cool British Blonde, remembered in such classic movies as “The 39 Steps”, and “The Prisoner of Zenda”.

Her story is also of her rare courage and dedication when at the height of her career, she “gave it all up” during WWII after her sister was killed by a German air raid, to work in the line of fire on troop trains for the Red Cross in Italy – for which she was awarded the American Medal of Freedom.

She was also awarded the Legion of Honour by France, for her tireless work in fostering relations after the war between France and the USA.

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