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Ann Harding (I) (1902–1981)

Ann, born Dorothy Gatley, spent most of her childhood as an "army brat" constantly moving around before the family finally settled in New York. Ann first appeared on the stage while she spent a year attending Bryn Mawr College. She became a clerk and freelance script reader with a film company before she made her stage debut in Greenwich Village. ... See full bio »

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Holiday Linda Seton
A Night of Terror
A Night of Terror Carol Howard
The Animal Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom Daisy Sage
The Life of Vergie Winters


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 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Edith Sommers
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mae Priest
- Never Too Old for the Circus (1964) ... Mae Priest
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Fear Begins at 40 (1963) ... Mrs. Green
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Annabelle Rogers
- Who Killed Mr.X? (1963) ... Annabelle Rogers
 1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Embezzler (1963)
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Helen Bernard
- A Taste for Vengeance (1963) ... Helen Bernard
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sarah Hale
- A Jury of Her Peers (1961) ... Sarah Hale
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Califer / Cora
- The Potting Shed (1961) ... Mrs. Califer
- Morning's at Seven (1960) ... Cora
 1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
Amelia Holmes
- Autocrat and Son (1960) ... Amelia Holmes
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- Our American Heritage: Autocrat and Son (1960) ... Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- Ruth and Naomi (1959) ... Naomi
 1955-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Minnie Sweeney
- The 10th Muse (1958)
- Progress Jr. and Minnie Sweeney (1955) ... Minnie Sweeney
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1955-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Abigail Clay / Mrs. Apley
- Springfield Incident (1957) ... Abigail Clay
- The Late George Apley (1955) ... Mrs. Apley
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Mrs. Roach / Lady Bertha Wetherby
- The Trouble at No. 5 (1957) ... Mrs. Roach
- A Promise to Murder (1955) ... Lady Bertha Wetherby
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mrs. Milgrim
- The House of Empty Rooms (1957) ... Mrs. Milgrim
 1955-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Julia Courtney
- The Great Lady (1956) ... Julia Courtney
- Tryout (1955)
 1956 Strange Intruder
Mary Carmichael
 1956 I've Lived Before
Mrs. Jane Stone
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
- The Center of the Maze (1956) ... Augusta
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Helen Hopkins
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
- Strange Suspicion (1956) ... Grammie
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Martha Halstead
- Vacation with Pay (1955) ... Martha Halstead
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
Hulda Lund
- With All My Love (1955) ... Hulda Lund
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
- Lonely Heart (1955) ... Amelia
 1953-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Louise Potter
- P.J. and the Lady (1955) ... Louise Potter
 1954-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Cathy Cook / Nora Walling / Henrietta Mekker
- An Act of Murder (1955) ... Cathy Cook
- A Visit from Evelyn (1954) ... Nora Walling
- The Queen's English (1954) ... Henrietta Mekker
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Harriet Gates Adams
- Young Girl in an Apple Tree (1955) ... Harriet Gates Adams
 1953-1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Julia Courtney / Nettie
- The Great Lady (1954) ... Julia Courtney
- Miracle in the Night (1953) ... Nettie
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Somebody I Know (1952)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Jane Carver
- Years of Grace (1952) ... Jane Carver
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology
Immigrant Wife / deleted episode (scenes deleted)
 1951 The Unknown Man
Stella Masen
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- The Honeymoon is Over (1951) ... Mother
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Fanny Bowditch Holmes
 1950 Two Weeks with Love
Katherine Robinson
 1947 Christmas Eve
Aunt Matilda
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Mary O'Connor
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Lucille Conway
 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
Mrs. Brandt (Captain)
 1944 Janie
Lucille Conway
 1944 Nine Girls
Gracie Thornton
 1943 The North Star
Sophia Pavlov
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Mrs. Marjorie Davies
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Norma Lawry
 1937 A Night of Terror
Carol Howard
 1936 The Witness Chair
Paula Young
 1936 The Lady Consents
Anne Talbot
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
Mary - Duchess of Towers
 1935 The Flame Within
Dr. Mary White
 1935 Enchanted April
Mrs. Lotty Wilkins
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
Marion Forsythe
 1934 The Fountain
Julie von Marwitz
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Vergie Winters
 1933 Gallant Lady
Sally Wyndham
 1933 The Right to Romance
Dr. Margaret Simmons
 1933 Double Harness
Joan Colby
 1933 When Ladies Meet
Clare Woodruf
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
Daisy Sage
 1932 The Conquerors
Caroline Ogden Standish
 1932 Westward Passage
 1932 Prestige
Therese Du Flos
 1931 Devotion
 1931 East Lynne
Lady Isabella
 1930 Holiday
Linda Seton
 1929 Condemned!
Madame Vidal
 1929 Her Private Affair
Vera Kessler
 1929 Paris Bound
Mary Hutton
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Stage Play: Tarnish. Written by Gilbert Emery. Directed by John Cromwell. Belmont Theatre: 1 Oct 1923- May 1924 (closing date unknown/248 performances). Cast: Albert Gran (as "Adolph Tevis"), Ann Harding (as "Letitia Tevis"), Marion Lord (as "Apolline Stutts"), Mildred MacLeod (as "Aggie"), Fania Marinoff (as "Nettie Dark"), Mrs. Jacques ... See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I believe that the actress who wears her profession on her sleeve, as it were, outside of her work, is, as a rule, merely dramatizing herself. When she acts off-stage as well as on, she is wasting her talent. It is like using nectar to quench a casual thirst.


Met actor Harry Bannister while she at Detroit's Garrick Theatre in 1926 as its lead actress, producer, casting director and business manager. She hired him as a last-minute replacement leading man and they married later that year (daughter Jane was born in 1928). Their divorce in 1932 led to a year-and-a-half-long custody battle. See more »


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