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Ann Sothern

b. Harriet Lake, 22 January 1909, Valley Town, North Dakota, USA, d. 15 March 2001, Ketchum, Idaho, USA. Educated by her mom as a vocalist, Sothern appeared within the film The Display Of Displays (1929) but concentrated in the theater. As Harriette Lake she made an appearance within the Broadway musicals Smiles (1930), America’s Sweetheart and Everybody’s Welcome (both 1931), as well as the 1933 revival of Of Thee I Sing. Back Hollywood, as Ann Sothern, she produced Broadway Thru A Keyhole (1933), Child Large numbers (1934), Folies Bergère De Paris (1935), and co-starred with Gene Raymond in Hooray For Appreciate (1935). Sothern co-starred with Robert Youthful in Lady End up being Good (1941), performing Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s ‘The Last Period I Noticed Paris’, which gained an Oscar to discover the best Tune. That film bore no resemblance towards the likewise entitled stage musical. She was also in Panama Hattie (1942), a dismal film edition of Cole Porter’s stage musical minus a lot of the music. Sothern was among many MGM players parading through Hundreds Cheer (1943) as well as the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart biopic, Phrases And Music (1948), where she sings ‘Where’s That Rainbow?’. In Nancy WOULD GO TO Rio (1950, a remake of 1940’s It’s A Time), she has Jane Powell’s mom. In 1939, Sothern was the titular showgirl in Maisie, producing another seven movies within the series with the 40s. Also an excellent dramatic celebrity, Sothern ably confirmed her abilities in Cry ‘Havoc’ (1943), A Notice To Three Wives (1949), THE VERY BEST Man (1964), as well as the Whales Of August (1987), that she was Oscar-nominated as Greatest Supporting Actress. Through the 50s Sothern was often on television, showing up in her very own shows, Personal Secretary (1953-57) as well as the Ann Sothern Present (1958-61). She came back to tv in 1985, going for a helping role in a fresh version of the Notice To Three Wives.

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