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Growing up in the proverbial shadow of the studios, California native Ann Robinson acted in grade-school plays and later fibbed her way into the movie business as a stunt woman on movies such as Black Midnight (1949), The Story of Molly X (1949), and Frenchie (1950). She was part of Paramount's golden circle of new stars in the early 1950s but had... See full bio »

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The War of the Worlds Sylvia Van Buren
War of the Worlds Grandmother
Midnight Movie Massacre Dr. Sylvia Van Buren


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  Z Dead End (pre-production) (rumored)
 2020 The Last Page of Summer
Penelope (Mayor friend)
 2018 Tales of Frankenstein
 2005 War of the Worlds
 2005 The Naked Monster
Dr. Sylvia Van Buren
 1993 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
 1991 My Lovely Monster
Party Guest
 1990 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Valerie Rose
- Teach the Children (1990) ... Valerie Rose
 1988-1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Sylvia Van Buren / Sylvia van Buren
- The Meek Shall Inherit (1989) ... Sylvia van Buren
- To Heal the Leper (1988) ... Sylvia Van Buren
- Thy Kingdom Come (1988) ... Sylvia Van Buren
 1988 Midnight Movie Massacre
Dr. Sylvia Van Buren
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Battered Teachers (1978) ... Mrs. Green
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Manager (Woman)
- Walk Among Tigers (1963) ... Manager (Woman)
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Hat That Wore the West (1962) ... Millie
 1962 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Evie Lincoln
- Footlights (1962) ... Evie Lincoln
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Sally Hodges
- And If I Die (1962) ... Sally Hodges
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Penolope Carmody / Gloria Hale
- A Slight Case of Chivalry (1961) ... Penolope Carmody
- Double Image (1961) ... Gloria Hale
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Helen Cox
- Ambition (1961) ... Helen Cox
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Claire Monfreedy
- A Taste for Money (1961) ... Claire Monfreedy
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Joanna Cochrane
- Portrait in Leather (1961) ... Joanna Cochrane
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Marie McTavish
- Angel (1961) ... Marie McTavish
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
- Aces and Eights (1961) ... Stella
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Hetty Doane
- Billy Buckett, Incorporated (1961) ... Hetty Doane
 1960 Manhunt (TV Series)
Maggie Kingsley
- The Day the Roof Fell In (1960) ... Maggie Kingsley
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Julia Garcia
- Incident of the Challenge (1960) ... Julia Garcia
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Linda McCambridge / Doris Blake
- Mystery Witness (1960) ... Linda McCambridge
- Bentley's New House (1960) ... Doris Blake
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Vivian Page
- The Case of the Slandered Submarine (1960) ... Vivian Page
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
- Marked Down for Connie (1960) ... Billie
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Miss Baxter
- The Deadly Key (1960) ... Miss Baxter
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Anne Carter
- Borrowed Time (1960) ... Anne Carter
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Sugar Kane
- Leading Lady (1960) ... Sugar Kane
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Sally Somers
- Rodeo (1960) ... Sally Somers
 1959 Imitation of Life
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958 Damn Citizen
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Sonya Miles
- Husbands Are Bad Luck ... Sonya Miles
 1957 Gun Duel in Durango
 1955-1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Paula Copeland / Joan Carter
- Deadline (1957) ... Paula Copeland
- Mountain Fortress (1955) ... Joan Carter
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Josie Howard
- The David Tremayne Story (1956) ... Josie Howard
 1956 Julie
 1956 Gun Brothers
Rose Fargo
 1956 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
- Masquerade Party (1956) ... Betty
 1955-1956 Fury (TV Series)
Helen Watkins
- The Baby (1956) ... Helen Watkins
- The Test (1956) ... Helen Watkins
- The Choice (1956) ... Helen Watkins
- Joey Sees It Through (1956) ... Helen Watkins
- Junior Rodeo (1955) ... Helen Watkins
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
- The Girl Friend (1955) ... Gloria
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Margaret Perry
- The Bitter Rival (1955) ... Margaret Perry
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Policewoman Merrill
- The Deceiving Eye (1955) ... Policewoman Merrill
 1954 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Jorie Vinay
- Monte Carlo (1954) ... Jorie Vinay
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Queen Juliandra / Noviandra
- Out of This World: Chapter I (1954) ... Queen Juliandra / Noviandra
- Inferno in Space: Chapter I (1954) ... Queen Juliandra
- The Cold Sun: Chapter I (1954) ... Queen Juliandra
- The Cold Sun: Chapter III (1954) ... Queen Juliandra
- The Cold Sun: Chapter II (1954) ... Queen Juliandra
 1954 Dragnet
Officer Grace Downey
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Wedding March (1954)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Georgia Barton / Angela
- Captain Without a Ship ... Georgia Barton
- First Mate ... Angela
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Lucille Grellett
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Miss Vera
- Fraudulent Nursery School (1953) ... Miss Vera
- The Case of No Questions Asked (1952) ... Miss Vera
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Sylvia Van Buren
 1953 The Glass Wall
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- A Time for Dying (1953) ... Martha
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Dini Malloy
- The Witness (1953) ... Dini Malloy
 1953 City Beneath the Sea
Girl in Bar (uncredited)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba
Girl at Palace (uncredited)
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Stella (uncredited)
 1951 I Want You
Gloria (uncredited)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Hatcheck Girl at Mocambo's (uncredited)
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Clarisse Carter (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Woman Showing Legs (uncredited)
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Bathing Suit Girl in Mirage (uncredited)
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Sales Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Girl at Poolside in Home Movie (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Unsold pilot: Co-starred with 'Richard Shannon' (qvV) in a pilot for a police drama set in the Greenwich Village section of New York City called "Night Stick". The pilot was written and produced by Gene Roddenberry. See more »

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Interviewed about her sci-fi movie and TV credits in Tom Weaver (I)'s book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994). See more »


Frequently appears in sci-fi roles with a character by the name of Sylvia van Buren; a nod to her leading role in The War of the Worlds (1953)


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