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Also Known As: Ann Marie Blyth Died:
Born: August 16, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mount Kisco, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Alternating between dramas and musicals, pretty Ann Blyth was already acting in elementary school and emoting on Broadway before she had even reached her teens. Discovered by Universal, she made some unremarkable films with that company before being borrowed by Warner Brothers and cast in their Joan Crawford vehicle "Mildred Pierce" (1945). As Crawford's brazenly ungrateful and downright evil daughter, Blyth made quite an impression and earned an Academy Award nomination. Although a serious back injury sidelined her for over a year, Blyth bounced back and excelled at MGM, which showcased her considerable singing skills in such glossy productions as "Rose Marie" (1954), "The Student Prince" (1954), and "Kismet" (1955). As the 1960s rolled around, she opted to mostly stay out of the limelight, devoting the majority of her time to a growing family, but did return briefly to stage and television work. Blyth made a lasting impression in "Mildred Pierce," but with her beauty, lovely singing voice and solid dramatic ability, she gave several performances that rightfully earned her a place among the most talented leading ladies of the 1940s and '50s.

Alternating between dramas and musicals, pretty Ann Blyth was already acting in elementary school and emoting on Broadway before she had even reached her teens. Discovered by Universal, she made some unremarkable films with that company before being borrowed by Warner Brothers and cast in their Joan Crawford vehicle "Mildred Pierce" (1945). As Crawford's brazenly ungrateful and downright evil daughter, Blyth made quite an impression and earned an Academy Award nomination. Although a serious back injury sidelined her for over a year, Blyth bounced back and excelled at MGM, which showcased her considerable singing skills in such glossy productions as "Rose Marie" (1954), "The Student Prince" (1954), and "Kismet" (1955). As the 1960s rolled around, she opted to mostly stay out of the limelight, devoting the majority of her time to a growing family, but did return briefly to stage and television work. Blyth made a lasting impression in "Mildred Pierce," but with her beauty, lovely singing voice and solid dramatic ability, she gave several performances that rightfully earned her a place among the most talented leading ladies of the 1940s and '50s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Helen Morgan Story (1957) Helen Morgan
2.
 The Buster Keaton Story (1957) Gloria Brent
3.
 Slander (1957) Connie Martin
4.
 Kismet (1955) Marsinah
5.
 The King's Thief (1955) Lady Mary
6.
 Rose Marie (1954) Rose Marie Lemaitre
7.
 The Student Prince (1954) Kathie [Ruder]
8.
 All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) Priscilla Holt
9.
 One Minute to Zero (1952) Linda Day
10.
 Sally and Saint Anne (1952) Sally O'Moyne
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1933:
Debut as radio performer aged five
1941:
Made Broadway debut in "Watch on the Rhine"
1944:
Made film debut in "Chip Off the Old Block"
1945:
Had one of her greatest roles as Veda in "Mildred Pierce"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress
1953:
Early TV work on "The RCA Victor Show"
1957:
Left films after playing the title role in "The Helen Morgan Story"
:
Was commercial spokesperson for Hostess
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Made occasional guest appearances on TV, including on "Murder, She Wrote"
:
Returned to concert performing; has appeared at Rainbow & Stars in NYC
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Education

Ned Wayburn's Dramatic School: New York , New York -

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husband:
James McNulty. Doctor.

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brother-in-law:
Dennis Day. Singer. Born in 1917; died in 1988.
daughter:
Maureen McNulty. Actor.

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