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Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern

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Also Known As: Died: March 15, 2001
Born: January 22, 1909 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Valley City, North Dakota, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Nomadic childhood, following mother's travels as a concert singer
1929:
Had bit in early sound musical, "The Show of Shows" (as Harriet Lake)
1930:
Broadway debut in chorus of Florenz Ziegfeld's "Smiles"
1931:
First leading role on Broadway in Rodgers and Hart's "America's Sweetheart"
1933:
Returned to Hollywood and appeared (unbilled) in "Broadway Through a Keyhole"
1933:
Signed contract with Columbia; dyed hair from red to platinum blonde
1934:
Began achieving success in leading roles
1936:
Left Columbia and signed seven-year contract with RKO; acted opposite Gene Raymond in several popular comedies and musicals
1939:
Sought to be released from RKO contract and joined MGM in first of series of "Maisie" films
1947:
Last film as Maisie, "Undercover Maisie"
1950:
Left MGM; last films there, "Nancy Goes to Rio" and "Shadow on the Wall"
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Starred on first TV series, "Private Secretary"
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Provided the voice of a woman reincarnated as an automobile on the sitcom "My Mother, the Car"
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Toured in "The Glass Menagerie", "Gypsy" and "The Solid Gold Cadillac"
1987:
Returned to films to play supporting role in "The Whales of August"; received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

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