Appeared in "America's Sweetheart" on Broadway. Musical comedy.
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Harriet Byron | Harriette Lake | Joan Larrabee | Foxy McNamara | Ann Southern
5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Walter J. Lake
| Annette Yde Nelson
Did You Know?
Sometimes, I'll watch an old movie on television and, once in a while, one of mine--such as April Showers
(1948)--will come on and I'll watch it. And you know something? I'm always amazed at what a lousy actress I was. I guess in the old days, we just got by on glamour.
Her paternal grandfather, Simon Lake, was the inventor of the modern submarine. Her sister Marion was once a secretary to columnist Abigail Van Buren
("Dear Abby"). Her mother, Annette, was a concert singer who traveled; Ann followed suit studying singing and musical composition. In later years, her mother became a diction and vocal coach and taught microphone technique for talking pictures.