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Ann Savage (I) (1921–2008)

For one tough cookie who achieved major cult stardom with her hard-bitten blonde looks and "Perfect Vixen" tag, Ann Savage in real life was a lovely, spirited, gentle-looking lady. She may have peaked only briefly in 1940s Hollywood low-budgeters, but she made the most of it during that fairly short tenure. Out of the dozens of movies under her ... See full bio »

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My Winnipeg
My Winnipeg Mother
Detour Vera
Renegade Girl
Renegade Girl Jean Shelby
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 2007 My Winnipeg (Documentary)
 1991 Saved by the Bell (TV Series)
Mrs. Thornhill
- Boss Lady (1991) ... Mrs. Thornhill (uncredited)
 1986 Fire with Fire
Sister Harriet
 1954-1955 City Detective (TV Series)
Natalie / Lisa
- In Sickness and in Stealth (1955) ... Natalie
- Cruise Ship (1954) ... Lisa
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Magic Formula (1955) ... Maggie
 1955 Gang Busters (TV Series)
- The Red Dress Case (1955) ... Juanita
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Diamond Babe
- The Diamond Babe (1953) ... Diamond Babe
 1953 I'm the Law (TV Series)
Millie Evans
- The Suspect (1953) ... Millie Evans
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Jani Holloway
- Dying to Live (1953) ... Jani Holloway
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Tango (1952)
 1950-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Exile (1952)
- The Roof (1952)
- Polly (1950)
- Judas (1950)
 1951 Pier 23
Ann Harmon
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Patti Carroll
- Clean Sweep (1951) ... Patti Carroll
 1949 On the Right Side (Short)
 1946 Lady Chaser
Inez Marie Polk / Palmer
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile
Sheila Kennedy
 1946 The Dark Horse
Mary Burton
 1945 The Spider
Florence Cain
 1945 Detour
 1945 Midnight Manhunt
Sue Gallagher
 1945 Scared Stiff
Sally Warren
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Valerie Crawford
 1944 The Unwritten Code
Mary Lee Norris
 1944 Ever Since Venus
Janet Wilson
 1944 The Last Horseman
Judy Ware (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Jane Drake
 1943 Klondike Kate
Kathleen O'Day
 1943 Footlight Glamour
Vicki Wheeler
 1943 Passport to Suez
Valerie King
 1943 Murder in Times Square
Miss Ruth (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Miss Dalton (uncredited)
 1943 After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Betty Barnaby
 1943 One Dangerous Night
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[about director William Berke, with whom she made several pictures] [He had] a round face, but wasn't fat--nor was he too thin. A gentle man who spoke quietly. A nice, lovely man who wore glasses--he wasn't tall or short, probably around 5'8" or 5'9". Nicely built and a nice face. See more »


As of July 2006 she was living in the Hollywood Fairfax district in Los Angeles area and continuing to make public appearances with Detour (1945). In the spring of 2006 played Guy Maddin's mother in My Winnipeg (2007). It was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the top ten films of 2007, singling out her performance. See more »

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