Carole Ann, now in her late 80s has been a leading actress, singer, showgirl and comedian all her life. This is the story of her life, told from the heart.
Being a leading actress in Summer Season Repertory in Whitby, Yorkshire led Carole-Ann to meet and fall in love with the young actor Terry Gill, whom she would marry and then emigrate to Melbourne, Australia in 1964.
Together they would make their mark in Theatre Restaurants, Children’s Pantomimes – early television and movies – and become integral partners in one of the most endearing and successful forces in the Australian Entertainment Industry.
For the next 53 years, they added a family of two children, dogs, cats, horses and grandchildren.
In this book, Carole-Ann takes readers on a journey that raises the curtain on an era that was England in the 40s, 50s and 60s. From growing up in England during WW2 with a highly sexed mother and a Lawyer father, who discovered the undisputed sex symbol Sabrina in the 50s and 60s.
As an only and lonely child, she grew up and embarked on a lifetime relationship with writer Colin Wilson, who suddenly in 1955 became the world’s most successful author.
Carried along on his success, she mixed with the Angry Young Men and many of the Soho and Coffee House celebrities of those days – John Rety the poet and publisher, writers Bill Hopkins and Stuart Holroyd, Beat Generation’s Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, playwright David Compton and Stephen Joseph of the Theatre-in-the-Round.
This resulted in her joining Michael Flanders and Donald Swann in their show, “ At the Drop of a Hat”. During this time, she rubbed shoulders with the Oliviers, Noel Coward, Sir Robert Helpman, Gloria Swanson, Boris Karloff, had a near-miss romance with Burt Lancaster and many, many more.
This book is a time capsule exposing the newfound freedoms of Post War England and the early life and loves of Carole-Ann.
“Carole Ann” is always in stock. “Printed On Demand” in Australia by Intertype