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Anthony Newley Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography

Anthony Newley Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth September 24, 1931
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death April 14, 1999

Anthony Newley was an English actor, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, stage artist, writer, director, and producer. He was cast in a variety of projects such as Henry VThe Guinea PigThe Little Ballerina, Vote for HuggettDusty BatesVice VersaOliver TwistDon’t Ever Leave MeHighly DangerousMadeleineTop of the FormAlice in Wonderland, Those People Next DoorAbove Us the Waves, Up to His NeckThe Battle of the River Plate, The Last Man to Hang?, The Cockleshell Heroes, High Flight, The Blue PeterPort Afrique, The Lady Is a SquareThe Good Companions, Fire Down BelowNo Time to DieKillers of KilimanjaroThe Man InsideThe Bandit of ZhobeIdol on ParadeThe Heart of a ManIt Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, The Small World of Sammy LeeLet’s Get Married, Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?, Doctor Dolittle, Sweet November, Coins in the Fountain, and A Boy, a Girl and a Bike.

Born Name

George Anthony Newley

Nick Name


Anthony Newley as seen in Amsterdam in 1967
Anthony Newley as seen in Amsterdam in 1967 (Ron Kroon / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)


He was born on September 24, 1931.


On April 14, 1999, Anthony Newley died from renal cancer at the age of 67 in Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida, United States.

Resting Place

Forest Hills Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Palm City, Florida, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Homerton, London, England, United Kingdom





Anthony Newley studied at Clapton Park Lower School (later named Mandeville Primary School). He later attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, a performing arts conservatoire based in Woking, England.


Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Filmmaker, Stage Artist, Writer, Director, Producer


  • Father – George Kirby
  • Mother – Frances Grace Newley
  • Siblings – He was an only child.
  • Others – Arthur Newley (Maternal Grandfather), Frances/Francis Rosetta Morris (Maternal Grandmother)








5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Anthony Newley dated –

  1. Barbra Streisand – He once had a fling with American singer and actor Barbra Streisand.
  2. Diana Dors (1948) – Anthony Newley was romantically involved with actor and singer Diana Dors in 1948.
  3. Ann Lynn (1955-1963) – In 1955, he began dating actor Ann Lynn​ and the couple tied the knot in August 1956. Their only child together, a son named Simon, was born with a birth defect called spina bifida and died while an infant. The marriage ended in divorce on April 26, 1963.
  4. Joan Collins (1962-1970)​ – He started going out with actor, author, and columnist Joan Collins in 1962 and they got married in 1963. They were blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Tara Cynara Newley (b. October 12, 1963) and a son named Alexander Newley (b. September 8, 1965). They divorced in 1970.
  5. Charlotte Ford (1969) – Anthony Newley had a short-term romance with Charlotte Ford in 1969.
  6. Dareth Rich (1970-1989) – He married his 3rd wife, an air hostess named Dareth Newly Dunn (née Rich), in 1971 after they started dating in 1970. They had 2 children – a daughter named Shelby and a son named Christopher. Dareth and Anthony divorced in 1989.
  7. Gina Fratini (1993-1999) – Newley’s romance with Japanese-born British fashion designer Gina Fratini began in 1993 and they stayed together until his death in 1999. After his demise, she was quoted as saying: “We came back together at the perfect time, I suppose … But it ended too soon.”

Race / Ethnicity


Anthony Newley was of English and Jewish descent.

Anthony Newley in Amsterdam in 1967
Anthony Newley in Amsterdam in 1967 (Ron Kroon / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Singing with a pronounced English accent

Anthony Newley Facts

  1. His parents were not married at the time of his birth and they separated soon after Anthony was born. He was “the son of a single mother, who waited on him hand and foot – even after he was married”.
  2. Even though he was recognized as a very bright student by his teachers, he left school by the time he was 14 years old and started working as an office boy for an advertising agency in Fleet Street called Hannaford and Goodman.

Featured Image by Ron Kroon / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain

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