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People/Characters: Anna Leonowens

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Anna and the King [1999 film] by Andy Tennant
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Anna and the King of Siam [1946 film] by John Cromwell
Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond "the King and I" by Leslie Smith Dow
A Beginner's Guide To Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi
Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King and I Governess by Susan Morgan
The English Governess at the Siamese Court by Anna Leonowens
From Cradle to Crown: British Nannies and Governesses at the World's Royal Courts by Charlotte Zeepvat
Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres by Ruth Brandon
The King and I [1956 film] by Walter Lang
The King and I: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Richard Rodgers
The King and I: Vocal Selections by Richard Rodgers
Knights of the Sea: A Grim Tale of Murder... Politics... and Spoon Addiction by Paul Marlowe
Mongkut, the King of Siam by Abbot Low Moffat
Romance of the harem by Anna Leonowens

Character description

Anna Harriette Emma Leonowens (born Anna Harriette Emma Edwards; 5 November 1831 – 19 January 1915) was an Anglo-Indian or Indian-born British travel writer, educator and social activist.

She became well known with the publication of her memoirs, beginning with The English Governess at the Siamese Court (1870), which chronicled her experiences in Siam (modern Thailand), as teacher to the children of the Siamese King Mongkut. Leonowens' own account has been fictionalised in Margaret Landon's 1944 best-selling novel Anna and the King of Siam, as well as films and television series based on the book, most notably Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 hit musical The King and I.

During the course of her life, Leonowens also lived in Aden, Australia, Singapore, the United States and Canada. Among other achievements, she co-founded the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Anna Leonowens in Wikipedia

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