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Ann Prentiss (1939–2010)

Ann Prentiss was born on November 27, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Ann Elizabeth Ragusa. She was an actress, known for My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), California Split (1974) and The Out of Towners (1970). She died on January 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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My Stepmother Is an Alien
My Stepmother Is an Alien The Voice of Bag
California Split
California Split Barbara Miller
The Out of Towners
The Out of Towners Airline Stewardess
Any Wednesday
Any Wednesday Miss Linsley


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 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien
The Voice of Bag (voice)
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Winnings (1984)
 1978-1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Mrs. Carston
- Ninety Pounds of Trouble (1979) ... Mrs. Carston
- The Trap (1978) ... Mrs. Carston
 1978 Quark (TV Series)
Gene / Jean
- Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... Gene / Jean (voice, uncredited)
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 2 (1978) ... Gene / Jean (voice, uncredited)
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 1 (1978) ... Gene / Jean (voice, uncredited)
- Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) ... Gene / Jean (voice, uncredited)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ficus (1978) ... Gene / Jean (voice, uncredited)
 1976 Phillip and Barbara (TV Movie)
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
- Ain't Nobody Here Named Barney (1976) ... Cora
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
- The Half-Million Dollar Baby (1975) ... Annie
 1974 California Split
Barbara Miller
 1973-1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Cindy's Mother / Fran Lillington
- Messin' Around (1974) ... Cindy's Mother
- Boot (1973) ... Fran Lillington
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Clara (segment "Love and the Hairy Excuse") / Yvonne (segment "Love and the Lady Barber") / Judy Ricker (segment "Love and Las Vegas")
- Love and the Hairy Excuse/Love and Lady Luck/Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy (1972) ... Clara (segment "Love and the Hairy Excuse")
- Love and Las Vegas/Love and the Good Samaritan/Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970) ... Judy Ricker (segment "Love and Las Vegas")
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Ann Mulligan
- Moonrock (1972) ... Ann Mulligan (as Ann Prentis)
 1969-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Wilhelmina Calhoun / Meena Calhoun
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1971) ... Meena Calhoun
- The Horse Traders (1970) ... Wilhelmina Calhoun
- Meena (1969) ... Wilhelmina Calhoun
 1970 McCloud (TV Series)
Officer Murdock
- Walk in the Dark (1970) ... Officer Murdock
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Elaine Stone
- This Will Really Kill You (1970) ... Elaine Stone
 1970 The Out of Towners
Airline Stewardess
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- Jenny Wilde Is Drowning (1970) ... Leona
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
Jill Willis
 1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Kerry Allen
- Teacher's Pet (1969) ... Kerry Allen
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Lannie Devereaux
- Not That Much Different (1969) ... Lannie Devereaux (as Anne Prentiss)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Desk Clerk
- Catspaw (1969) ... Desk Clerk
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Geraldine Del Finnia / Alice
- Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs (1969) ... Geraldine Del Finnia
- Man of Violence (1963) ... Alice (as Ann Gardner)
 1969 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
- The Missing Klink (1969) ... Ilse
 1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go!
Thelma Wilson
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
- The Little Black Book: Part 2 (1968) ... Nancy
- The Little Black Book: Part 1 (1968) ... Nancy
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Gwen Rogers
- Beyond the Shadow of a Dream (1967) ... Gwen Rogers
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Sgt. Candy Kane
- One Rotten Apple (1967) ... Sgt. Candy Kane
- It Tastes OK, But Something's Missing (1967) ... Sgt. Candy Kane
- The Week They Stole Payday (1967) ... Sgt. Candy Kane
- Who's Afraid of Amanda Woolf? (1967) ... Sgt. Candy Kane
- Whatever Lola Wants (1967) ... Sgt. Candy Kane
 1966 Any Wednesday
Miss Linsley
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
- A Bum Raps (1966) ... Betty (uncredited)
 1962 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
Dr. Elsie McClinton
- Part-Time Friend (1962) ... Dr. Elsie McClinton (as Ann Gardner)

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In 1971, she co-starred an unsold sitcom pilot for CBS called "Me and Joe", which featured Kenneth Mars and Scott C. Kolden in the title roles.

Alternate Names:

Ann Gardner | Ann Prentis | Anne Prentiss


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Displayed signs of emotional and mental problems in later years. In 1997 Prentiss was convicted in a Santa Monica, California court of terrorizing her family. She was convicted of making terrorist threats, assault with a firearm, battery, and solicitation to commit the murder of her brother-in-law Richard Benjamin and her father. She was sentenced to 19 years in jail for the crimes. See more »

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