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Ann Sothern (1909–2001)

Ann Sothern's film career started as an extra in 1927. Originally a redhead, for the comedy roles she began to get she bleached her hair blond. After working at MGM and on Broadway, Ann was signed by Columbia Pictures for Let's Fall in Love (1933). The next year she would work with Eddie Cantor in his hit Kid Millions (1934). For the next two ... See full bio »


(age 92) in Ketchum, Idaho, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Private Secretary
Private Secretary Susie McNamara
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The Ann Sothern Show Katy O'Connor
A Letter to Three Wives
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The Whales of August Tisha Doughty


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 1979 The Little Dragons
 1978 The Manitou
Mrs. Karmann
 1975 Crazy Mama
 1974 Golden Needles
 1973 The Killing Kind
Thelma Lambert
 1967 Chubasco
 1965 Sylvia
Mrs. Argona / Grace Argona
 1964 Lady in a Cage
 1964 The Best Man
Sue Ellen Gamadge
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Crystal Carpenter
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Frances Elliott
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Ann Sothern
 1940 Dulcy
Dulcy Ward
 1940 Brother Orchid
Flo Addams
 1939 Hotel for Women
Eileen Connelly
 1938 Trade Winds
Jean Livingstone
 1937 She's Got Everything
Carol Rogers
 1937 There Goes the Groom
Betty Russell
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Ann Sothern - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Toni Pemberton
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Mary Strand
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
Millicent Kendall
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Reporter Connie Taylor
 1937 Dangerous Number
Eleanor Breen Medhill
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town
Frances Cooke
 1936 Walking on Air
Kit Bennett
 1936 My American Wife
Mary Cantillon
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love
Ann Edwards
 1936 Hell-Ship Morgan
Mary Taylor
 1936 You May Be Next!
Fay Stevens
 1935 Grand Exit
Adrienne Martin / Adeline Maxwell
 1935 The Girl Friend
Linda Henry
 1934 Kid Millions
Joan Larrabee
 1934 The Party's Over
Ruth Walker
 1934 Blind Date
 1934 The Hell Cat
Geraldine Sloane
 1934 Melody in Spring
Jane Blodgett
 1933 Let's Fall in Love
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Chorine (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
Lady at Bar in 'Shanghai Lil' (uncredited)
 1930 The March of Time
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1930 Whoopee!
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1930 Doughboys
Chorine (uncredited)
 1930 Good News
Student (uncredited)
 1930 Song of the West
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers (as Harriet Lake)
 1927 Broadway Nights
Fan Dancer (uncredited)
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She acted in the musical comedy, "Of Thee I Sing," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Oscar Shaw, Donald Meek, Cecil Lean, Abe Reynolds, William J. Pringle, Georgette Lampsi, Francis Pierlot, Paul Everton, Gaile Darling, Al Sexton, Audrey Christie, Tommy Texas, Sergeant Reynolds, John Cherry, Jeannette Marion, Adrian ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Harriette Lake | Harriet Lake | Joan Larrabee | Foxy McNamara | Ann Southern


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Her sister Marion was once a secretary to columnist Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby"). See more »

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