THIS WEEK IN 1972: Movie star came home to Portsmouth

Actress Ann Noble and her husband, Lester Philcox (left), show stills from their latest picture to Ann's parents, Mr and Mrs P  Noble-Airy
Actress Ann Noble and her husband, Lester Philcox (left), show stills from their latest picture to Ann's parents, Mr and Mrs P Noble-Airy
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Visiting Portsmouth, her home city, for a few days at the beginning of a tight schedule of promotion and film-making was Ann Noble, pictured far right, a Hollywood star and script writer.

Miss Noble, in private life Mrs Irene Philcox, was the daughter of Mr and Mrs P Noble-Airy of Lampeter Avenue, Drayton, whom she visited for the first time in seven years.

For the second successive year, she received a best-actress-of-the-year award in Hollywood, and came to the UK on a dual assignment, accompanied by her husband, who was also in show business.

Miss Noble carried out promotional work, and made personal appearances in connection with Sins of Rachel, an intriguing look at life, death, social morality and love, which she wrote and starred in.