Actor, Film actor
1908 – 1992
Who was Adele Dixon?
Dixon starred in the Broadway musical Nikki which ran from 29 September 1931 until 31 October 1931. She also co-starred in the Broadway musical comedy Between the Devil with fellow British theatre stars Jack Buchanan and Evelyn Laye which ran from 22 December 1937 until 12 March 1938. In the late 1940s, she appeared in the Broadway flop, Don't Listen Ladies, which ran for a mere 12 days.
Dixon starred as Hope Harcourt in the London production of Cole Porter's Broadway hit, Anything Goes. She also appeared in these other British musicals: Youth at the Helm, Hulbert Follies and How Do You View?.
Dixon starred in several musical comedy films in the 1930s and 1940s. Her first was in the role of Consuelo Pratt in Uneasy Virtue in 1931. She then went on to play Julia Harbord in Calling the Tune in 1936. In 1941, she appeared as Mrs. Pound in Banana Ridge. Her last film role was as Sylvia Anson in 1946's Woman to Woman.
Dixon had the honour of being the first performer in the first regular, high-definition UK television broadcast. She sang a musical number with lyrics by James Dyrenforth and music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith simply called "Television" in the opening of this historic BBC television broadcast in London on November 2, 1936.