New Faces: In the Family

The daughters of two celebrated actors scored smash hits in London theaters:

¶ Raymond Massey's hazel-eyed, gawky daughter Anna, 23, was playing Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker and scoring a triumph of acting over an ingénue's past (she started her acting career in The Reluctant Debutante). She flung herself about the stage with controlled abandon, was even tougher than Anne Bancroft in the unforgettable New York version—"more the obstinately dedicated skivvy," wrote one critic, "and less the intense angel of mercy."

¶ Sir Michael Redgrave's chestnut-haired, statuesque (5 ft. 10½ in.) daughter Vanessa, 24,...

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