Sally Ann Howes : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography

Sally Ann Howes was an English actress and singer know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography

Sally Ann Howes Biography

Sally Ann Howes Biography
Sally Ann Howes
Name Sally Ann Howes
Birthdate  20 July 1930
Died 19 December 2021
Place of Birth St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
Nationality English
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Douglas Rae (m. 1972)
Children Christopher Adler, Andrew Hart Adler
Parents Bobby Howes, Patricia Malone
Education Not Known
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 Million
Last Update December 2021

Sally Ann Howes was an English actress and singer who held dual British-American citizenship. Her career on stage, screen, and television spanned over six decades. She was best known for the role of Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1963 for her performance in Brigadoon.

Sally Ann Howes Parents and Family

Howes was born on 20 July 1930 in St John's Wood, London, the daughter of British comedian/actor/singer/variety star Bobby Howes (1895–1972) and actress/singer Patricia Malone (1899–1971). She is the granddaughter of Capt. J.A.E. Malone (died 1928), London theatrical director of musicals, and she had an older brother, Peter Howes, a professional musician and music professor. Her great-grandfather, Captain Joseph Malone, was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1854 at the Charge of the Light Brigade. Her uncle, Pat Malone, was an actor on stage, films, and television.

Howes moved to the family's country house in Essendon, Hertfordshire, for the duration of World War II. She was a show-business baby who lived a quiet, orderly childhood, where she grew up with a nanny and was surrounded by a variety of pets and her parents' theatrical peers, including actor/writer Jack Hulbert and his wife, actress Cicely Courtneidge, who had an adjoining house.

Sally Ann Howes Husband

Sally Ann Howes Husband

Howes married Richard Adler in 1958, and adopted his sons Andrew and Christopher after their mother died in 1964. Howes and Adler divorced in 1966. Christopher was a Broadway lyricist, and died from cancer in 1984.She was married to Douglas Rae from 1972 until his death in September 2021. Howes died on 19 December 2021, aged 91.

Sally Ann Howes Net Worth

Sally Ann Howes was an English actress and singer has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million on the time of her Death.

Professional Career

At the age of 18, the Rank Organisation put Howes under a seven-year contract, and she went on to make the films Stop Press Girl (1949), The History of Mr. Polly (1949) with John Mills, Fools Rush In (1949), and Honeymoon Deferred (1951). She married Maxwell Coker in 1950.

On a teacher friend's recommendation, Howes took singing lessons – not only to bring out her natural talents, but in an effort to lower her speaking voice, which was quite high. While still in her teens, she made her first musical-comedy stage appearance in Fancy Free. In late 1950, she starred in a BBC TV version of Cinderella.

The same year, Howes accepted her first professional stage role in the Sandy Wilson musical Caprice. She terminated her contract with Rank, where she had been unhappy with the film roles she'd received, and with being "lent out" to other studios. She was finding gainful employment in television and radio, and looking to flex her singing talent, something Balcon and Rank had overlooked. Caprice was followed by Bet Your Life with Julie Wilson, Arthur Askey and Brian Reece, with whom Howes was also simultaneously on radio.She participated in a TV version of The Golden Fool.

In 1953, she starred in the West End in the musical Paint Your Wagon with her father, Bobby Howes, which ran for 18 months. It was followed by Summer Song, also in the West End, firmly establishing Howes as a leading musical comedy star.Then came her critically acclaimed performance in the stage drama A Hatful of Rain. In the early-to-mid-1950s, Howes's career expanded to include television appearances, modelling, commercials, and product endorsements.

Howes appeared as a comics character in TV Fun serial comics and annuals, as a young, wholesome teacher in the wild American West (at a time when Western TV shows were very popular). She appeared on many magazine covers, most notably Life (3 March 1958), when she took over Julie Andrews's role in My Fair Lady on New York's Broadway.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang did not, however, restart Howes' film career or launch a career for her in episodic television despite several guest-starring roles in Mission: Impossible, Marcus Welby, M.D., Branigan, and The Men From Shiloh. Even the pilot Prudence and the Chief, which was a spoof on The King and I, did not get picked up as a TV series. In addition, film musicals were now failing at the box office, and that avenue was closed to her. 

As a result, she returned almost exclusively to the stage, appearing in only a few more films and TV productions."I would have liked a film career, but I didn't pursue it – I just loved connecting with an audience," said Howes. "The theatre is a drug. The problem is that to be remembered, you have to do films."