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Also Known As: Annie Jeffreys Carmichael, Ann Jeffreys Died: September 27, 2017
Born: January 26, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Actress and singer Anne Jeffreys, one of of Hollywood's all-time great beauties, entered the industry at a young age--taking voice lessons and working as a model with the John Robert Powers agency. She had intended to pursue a career in stage and opera, but after a performance in "Fun for the Money," she was cast in her first movie role, the 1942 musical "I Married an Angel." She soon after became a Hollywood contract player and in the 1940s appeared in the musical "Step Lively" (with Frank Sinatra) and played Dick Tracy's main squeeze, Tess Trueheart, in "Dick Tracy" and "Dick Tracy vs. Cueball." Jeffreys continued to work on the stage throughout her career, scoring raves in the Cole Porter production "Kiss Me, Kate." Beginning in 1953 she starred in the sitcom "Topper," as a fun-loving ghost opposite husband Robert Sterling (perhaps she was attracted to the show by the involvement of Broadway tunesmith Stephen Sondheim, who wrote close to a dozen episodes). After largely retiring in the 1960s, Jeffreys went on to make numerous TV guest appearances later in her career, including roles on the procedural smash "L.A. Law," the lifeguard melodrama "Baywatch," the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica,"...

Actress and singer Anne Jeffreys, one of of Hollywood's all-time great beauties, entered the industry at a young age--taking voice lessons and working as a model with the John Robert Powers agency. She had intended to pursue a career in stage and opera, but after a performance in "Fun for the Money," she was cast in her first movie role, the 1942 musical "I Married an Angel." She soon after became a Hollywood contract player and in the 1940s appeared in the musical "Step Lively" (with Frank Sinatra) and played Dick Tracy's main squeeze, Tess Trueheart, in "Dick Tracy" and "Dick Tracy vs. Cueball." Jeffreys continued to work on the stage throughout her career, scoring raves in the Cole Porter production "Kiss Me, Kate." Beginning in 1953 she starred in the sitcom "Topper," as a fun-loving ghost opposite husband Robert Sterling (perhaps she was attracted to the show by the involvement of Broadway tunesmith Stephen Sondheim, who wrote close to a dozen episodes). After largely retiring in the 1960s, Jeffreys went on to make numerous TV guest appearances later in her career, including roles on the procedural smash "L.A. Law," the lifeguard melodrama "Baywatch," the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica," and, most notably, the soap opera "General Hospital." Her final TV role came in the comedy-drama "Getting On" (HBO 2013-15). Anne Jeffreys died on September 27, 2017 at the age of 94.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Richard III (2008)
2.
 Clifford (1994) Annabelle Davis
3.
 Message from Holly, A (1992) Elizabeth
4.
 Beggarman, Thief (1979) Honor Day
5.
 Panic in the City (1968) Myra Pryor
6.
 Boys' Night Out (1962) Toni Jackson
7.
 Return of the Bad Men (1948) Cheyenne [later known as Jeanie McBride]
8.
 Riffraff (1947) Maxine [Manning]
9.
 Trail Street (1947) Ruby [Stone]
10.
 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) Tess Trueheart
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1946:
Reprised Tess Trueheart role in "Dick Tracy vs. Cueball"
1958:
Starred as the title character on "Love That Jill"
:
Went into semi-retirement during the 1960s
1978:
Appeared on several episodes of "Fantasy Island"
1979:
Appeared on an episode of "Battlestar Galactica"
1992:
Guest-starred on "L.A. Law"
1999:
Reprised Amanda Barrington role on "Port Charles"
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Education

Anderson College: -

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husband:
Robert Sterling. Actor. Born in 1917; co-starred with Jeffreys in TV series "Topper".

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sister:
Katherine Carmichael Baker. Actor, painter. Appeared in small roles in a number of 1940s films; doubled for her sister in a number of film during that time made at RKO; later focused on painting; died May 20, 1993 of pancreatic cancer in Burbank CA; husband George survived her.
son:
Jeffreys Hart Sterling. Born in August 1954.

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