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Born: April 28, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Cast ...
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1962:
Played sweet-but-seductive bombshell-next-door in third-rate film remake of the musical "State Fair"
1964:
Performed at President Lyndon B Johnson's inaugural gala
1964:
Made motion picture exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars, placing eighth; acted opposite Elvis Presley in "Viva Las Vegas"; also starred in "Kitten with a Whip" and "The Pleasure Seekers"
1970:
Elicited some favorable reviews for her turn in Stanley Kramer misfire, "R.P.M"
1977:
Headlined as Lady Booby in Tony Richardson's "Joseph Andrews", the director's failed attempt to recapture the glory of his "Tom Jones" (1963)
1980:
Starred in last TV variety special "Ann-Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls" (ABC)
1982:
Portrayed Alan Bates' doting cousin in "The Return of the Soldier"
1985:
Played home-wrecking other woman in "Twice in a Lifetime", co-starring Gene Hackman and Ellen Burstyn
1986:
Turned in fine performance as Roy Scheider's wife in John Frankenheimer's "52 Pick-Up"
1991:
Made NYC debut at Radio City Music Hall
1993:
Picked up fourth Emmy nomination for the miniseries "Queen" (CBS), helmed by Erman; played a woman who aged from 35 to 85, ending up with a dowager's hump, bad teeth and failing eyesight (contact lenses gave the appearance of cataracts)
1994:
Portrayed madam Belle Watling in CBS miniseries "Scarlett", adapted from Alexandra Ripley's "sequel" to "Gone With the Wind"; sixth collaboration with Erman; network censors cut one of her scenes for US version
1994:
Produced (through Ann-Margret Productions) and starred in "Following Her Heart" (NBC), directed by Lee Grant; first time singing in a TV-movie; her mother helped her rehearse her role as a Swedish immigrant, guaranteeing an authentic accent
1996:
Played a popular teacher who uses her wiles to convince three students into killing her husband in the fact-based NBC miniseries "Seduced By Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story"; produced through Ann-Margret Productions
1998:
TV series debut as regular, starring in the short-lived CBS midseason replacement "Four Corners"; show cancelled after three episodes aired; produced through Ann-Margret Productions
1998:
Won plaudits (and a fifth Emmy nod) for her impersonation of Pamela Harriman in the Lifetime biographical movie "Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story"
2000:
Reteamed with Helgenberger (as Patsy Ramsey) for CBS miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town", a look at the murder of JonBenet Ramsey
2000:
Acted in Burt Reynolds' "The Last Producer" (shot in 1999); screened at Cannes; aired on USA Network in 2001
2001:
Starred as Miss Mona in a national tour of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"; debut as a musical theater performer; briefly withdrew from performances in late February to care for her ill mother
2006:
Joined with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in the comedy "The Break-Up"
2006:
Cast as Santa's mother-in-law in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
2007:
Co-starred with Billy Zane in the psychological thriller, "Memory"
2009:
Appeared with Robin Williams and John Travolta in the comedy "Old Dogs"
2010:
Guest-starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

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