Ann Rutherford (I) (1917–2012)

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Ann Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of a former Metropolitan Opera singer, John Rutherford, and her actress mother, Lillian Mansfield, was destined for show business. Not long after her birth, her family moved to California, where she made her stage debut in 1925. Ann appeared in many plays and on radio for... See full bio »

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Known For

Gone with the Wind Carreen - Their Daughter
Whistling in the Dark Carol Lambert
Whistling in Dixie Carol Lambert


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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Grayson's Studio Secretary
 1973-1974 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Aggie Harrison
- An American Family (1974) ... Aggie Harrison
- My Wife Belongs to Daddy (1973) ... Aggie Harrison
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Carlotta Stanwood (segment "Love and the Impossible Gift") / Mrs. Glassmire (segment "Love and the Positive Man")
- Love and the Face Bow/Love and the Impossible Gift/Love and the Love Kit (1973) ... Carlotta Stanwood (segment "Love and the Impossible Gift")
- Love and the Positive Man/Love and the Other Love/Love and the Bachelor (1969) ... Mrs. Glassmire (segment "Love and the Positive Man")
 1959-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mona Hodge / Ellen Chase / Judith Thurston / ...
- The Case of the Tandem Target (1964) ... Mona Hodge
- The Case of the Melancholy Marksman (1962) ... Ellen Chase
- The Case of the Violent Village (1960) ... Judith Thurston
- The Case of the Howling Dog (1959) ... Evelyn Forbes
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Phyllis Baker
- A Difference of Opinion (1959) ... Phyllis Baker
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Mildred Whitley
- A Matter of Friendship (1959) ... Mildred Whitley
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Etta Brown
- The Branding Iron (1959) ... Etta Brown
 1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- Freddie and the Election (1958) ... Joan
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Valerie Simmons
- Fire Lookout Post (1958) ... Valerie Simmons
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ellen Turner
- The Male Animal (1958) ... Ellen Turner
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Bette Sullivan / Mary Townsend / Edith Enders
- Four Hours in White (1958) ... Bette Sullivan
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1956) ... Mary Townsend
- Public Pigeon #1 (1955) ... Edith Enders
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Success! (1957)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Woman's World (1953) ... Joan
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Lacy Holden
- Second-Hand Sofa (1953) ... Lacy Holden
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Sally Hastings
- Portrait of Constance (1953) ... Sally Hastings
 1952 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Attorney's Wife
- The Cavorting Statue (1952) ... Attorney's Wife
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- The Kirbys (1952)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Kirbys (1951)
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
Jeanne Laurent
- The Doll in the Pink Silk Dress (1950) ... Jeanne Laurent
 1950 Operation Haylift
Clara Masters
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Donna Elena
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Gertrude Griswold
 1946 Inside Job
Claire Gray Norton
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
 1946 The Madonna's Secret
 1945 Bedside Manner
Lola Cross
 1945 Two O'Clock Courage
Patty Mitchell
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Constance Martin
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Carol Lambert
 1943 Happy Land
Lenore Prentiss
 1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life
Polly Benedict
 1942 Whistling in Dixie
Carol Lambert
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Connie Ward
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
Polly Benedict
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Katherine 'Kit' White
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Anne Grayson
 1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Polly Benedict
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
Carol Lambert
 1941 Washington Melodrama
Laurie Claymore
 1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Polly Benedict
 1940 Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics - And Other Things (Short)
Polly Benedict (uncredited)
 1940 Keeping Company
Mary Thomas
 1940 Wyoming
Lucy Kincaid
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Lydia Bennet
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Polly Benedict
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Billie Adams
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Carreen - Their Daughter
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
 1939 Judge Hardy and Son
Polly Benedict
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Mary Rose Wilston
 1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Polly Benedict
 1939 Angel of Mercy (Short)
Sister of Dead Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 The Hardys Ride High
Polly Benedict
 1939 Four Girls in White
Patricia Page
 1938 A Christmas Carol
Spirit of Christmas Past
 1938 Dramatic School
 1938 Out West with the Hardys
Polly Benedict
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy
Polly Benedict
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children
Polly Benedict
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Annie Hawks
 1937 You're Only Young Once
Polly Benedict
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Third Peasant Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1
Helen Morgan
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Kitty Wooster
 1937 Carnival in Paris (Short)
 1937 Espionage
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 Annie Laurie (Short)
Annie Laurie
 1936 Down to the Sea
Helen Pappas
 1936 The Lonely Trail
Virginia Terry
 1936 The Harvester
Ruth Jameson
 1936 Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Dolores Moreno
 1936 Doughnuts and Society
Joan Dugan
 1936 The Lawless Nineties
Janet Carter
 1936 The Oregon Trail
Anne Ridgeley
 1935 The Singing Vagabond
Lettie Morgan
 1935 The Fighting Marines
Frances Schiller
 1935 Melody Trail
Millicent Thomas
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Joan O'Brien
 1934 Student Tour
Student (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (33 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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(1929-31) Radio: Appeared (as "Nancy") in "Nancy and Dick and the Spirit of '76", KFAC-Radio, Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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[on turning down the audition for 'Old Rose' in 'Titanic'] Honey, I retired over twenty five years ago! They wanted me to read for the part, and I just don't do that anymore. They told me I would have to go for location shooting in Mexico, and Poland. I said 'Mexico? Are you crazy?!' I've been to location shoots in Mexico before, and everyone ends up getting sick. And me, playing someone who's ... See more »


Although Waterfront Lady (1935) is usually listed as Ann Rutherford's first film, her first film was actually Student Tour (1934), where she played one of the young female students, and acted under the name "Joan Arlen". Ann's sister was an aspiring actress and performed under the name Judith Arlen. When a phone call came to the house for "Miss Arlen" to audition for this Jimmy Durante film, Ann ... See more »

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