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Born: April 28, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Cast ...
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2000:
Acted in Burt Reynolds' "The Last Producer" (shot in 1999); screened at Cannes; aired on USA Network in 2001
2006:
Cast as Santa's mother-in-law in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
2006:
Joined with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in the comedy "The Break-Up"
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"
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
1964:
Performed at President Lyndon B Johnson's inaugural gala
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
2007:
Co-starred with Billy Zane in the psychological thriller, "Memory"
1970:
Elicited some favorable reviews for her turn in Stanley Kramer misfire, "R.P.M"
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
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
1980:
Starred in last TV variety special "Ann-Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls" (ABC)
2009:
Appeared with Robin Williams and John Travolta in the comedy "Old Dogs"
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)
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)
1962:
Played sweet-but-seductive bombshell-next-door in third-rate film remake of the musical "State Fair"
1982:
Portrayed Alan Bates' doting cousin in "The Return of the Soldier"
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
2000:
Reteamed with Helgenberger (as Patsy Ramsey) for CBS miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town", a look at the murder of JonBenet Ramsey
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"
2010:
Guest-starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2001:
Co-starred in "A Woman's a Helluva Thing"
1968:
Hosted first TV special, "The Ann-Margret Show" (CBS)
1954:
At age 13, won a dancing and singing talent contest on a local TV station
1993:
Co-starred with Jack Lemmon and Matthau in the hit comedy "Grumpy Old Men"
1987:
Earned another Emmy nomination for her miniseries debut, "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles" (NBC), helmed by Erman; starred opposite Claudette Colbert who was returning to the screen after a 25-year absence
1975:
Earned Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her turn as Nora Walker Hobbs in "Tommy", Ken Russell's film version of the Who's rock opera
2000:
Essayed the role of a 200-year-old Cinderella (who looks 55) in NBC fantasy miniseries "The 10th Kingdom"
:
Inspired and voiced the character of Ann-Margrock on an episode of "The Flintstones" (ABC)
1960:
Was noticed by George Burns while singing and playing the maracas in the lounge of the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas; hired for $100 per night for ten nights to perform in his Christmas show at the Congo Room of the Sahara Hotel
1999:
Portrayed the estranged mother of a football team owner (Cameron Diaz) in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"
1963:
Sang at President John F Kennedy's 46th birthday party, just as Marilyn Monroe had the year before
1973:
Starred in TV musical variety special, "Ann-Margret ... When You're Smiling" (NBC), an edited version of her Las Vegas stage act; was her most popular TV special, drawing over 51 million viewers
1963:
Co-starred as Kim McAfee in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Bye Bye Birdie"; sang on the popular soundtrack album
1981:
Made first film with Walter Matthau, "I Ought to Be in Pictures"
1962:
Performed the Oscar-nominated song "Bachelor in Paradise" at the Academy Awards ceremony; received write-up in <i>Show Magazine</i> that said: "In the space of three minutes, Ann-Margret became the hottest name in town"
1961:
Released first album "And Here She Is--Ann-Margret"
1995:
Reprised her role in the sequel "Grumpier Old Men"
1983:
Made TV drama debut on "Who Will Love My Children?", for which she earned an Emmy nomination
1973:
Acted opposite John Wayne in "The Train Robbers"
1979:
Acted with Kirk Douglas and Arnold Schwarzeneggar in Hal Needham's "The Villain"
1957:
Appeared on "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour" (ABC), winning prize as first runner-up
1961:
Made film acting debut as Bette Davis' daughter in Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles"
1961:
Made first major TV appearance on the "Jack Benny Show," which led to a contract with 20th Century-Fox and her first movie
1959:
Formed jazz combo the Suttletones with three male classmates at Northwestern University
1978:
Gave another well-received performance alongside Anthony Hopkins in "Magic", directed by Richard Attenborough
1958:
Made professional performing debut singing with Danny Ferguson's band for one summer month at the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City
1971:
Received increased critical respect and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in "Carnal Knowledge", directed by Mike Nichols
1984:
Scored a triumph as Blanche DuBois in the ABC-TV remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire", earning a second Emmy nomination
1961:
Signed recording contract with RCA
1999:
Was almost unrecognizable as a wily grandmother who frames her abusive younger boyfriend in "Happy Face Murders" (Showtime); first collaboration with actress Marg Helgenberger
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Popular songs include "What Am I Supposed To Do" and "I Just Don't Understand".
1992:
Played showgirl Medda on Disney's "Newsies" film adaptation
2014:
Returned to the screen for her first role in three years on a pair of episodes of "Ray Donovan"
2017:
Played Annie in "Going in Style"

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