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Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern


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Also Known As: Died: March 15, 2001
Born: January 22, 1909 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Valley City, North Dakota, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Whales of August (1987)
Elderly sisters try to mend their differences during a summer on the Maine coast.
Letter to Three Wives, A (1985)
As three wives, friends from the same town, board a boat for a day-long charity cruise, they are handed a note from a mutual friend saying that she is running off with one of their husbands. The telefilm relates how each wife has reason to believe that hers is the husband in question.
Little Dragons, The (1980) as Angel
The Manitou (1978) as Mrs Karmann
A psychic''''s girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.
Crazy Mama (1976)
Jonathan Demme directs this joyous unrelentlessly kitchy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, for a crime spree from California to the old family homestead in Arkansas.
Golden Needles (1974)
Various factions are fighting each other to gain possession of a very special statue. The statue itself is not worth much, the needles inside it are the true prize. These "golden needles" hold extraordinary and unique properties, if inserted in the right positions in a man he will gain super sexual prowess, if placed incorrectly he dies.
Great Man's Whiskers, The (1973) as Aunt Margaret Bancroft
A comedy-drama, filmed in 1969, about how a letter from a ten-year-old girl urged President Lincoln to grow a beard and altered America's most famous face.
Killing Kind, The (1973) as Thelma
After a young man is released from jail for his participation in a gang rape, he returns to his mother's boardinghouse. His mother engages him in an unhealthy relationship with her and before long he snaps and starts lashing out in a series of violent and murderous acts.
Weekend Nun, The (1972) as Mother Bonaventure
Drama based on the life of Joyce Duco, with Joanna Pettet as the young nun torn between the reality of her secular job as a daytime juvenile probation officer and the vows she has taken with the Church.
Congratulations, It's a Boy! (1971)
A happy bachelor's swinging life is disrupted by the arrival of a teenager who claims to be his son. "So's Your Old Man!" was this movie's original pre-airing title. Jack Albertson replaced Edmond O'Brien.
Death of Innocence, A (1971) as Annie Lacossitt
Courtroom drama of the ordeal of a small-town mother who comes to Manhattan from Idaho to attend her daughter's murder trial, bewildered by the pace of big city life but steadfastly standing beside the girl despite the evidence against her. Kim Stanley originally was to have played the mother of th
Chubasco (1968) as Angela
A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.
Sylvia (1965) as Mrs. Argona
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife''s past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Lady in a Cage (1964) as Sade
A Lady (Olivia De Havilland) gets trapped inside a home elevator after the electricity goes out. During a hot summer day, while she presses a button inside the elevator to summon help from the alley, she unknowingly attracts looters who in turn try hurting her and steal all her personal belongings.
The Best Man (1964) as Mrs. Gamadge
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics.
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Crystal Carpenter
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can''''t remember the details of the encounter.
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) as Frances Elliott
Mother-and-daughter singers compete for the same role and the same man.
Shadow on the Wall (1950) as Dell Faring
A child is left mute by the sight of her stepmother's murder.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Peggy
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Rita Phipps
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Words and Music (1948) as Joyce Harmon
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
April Showers (1948) as June Tyme
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
Undercover Maisie (1947) as Maisie Ravier
A stranded showgirl joins the police force and risks her life to expose a phony psychic.
Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Maisie Ravier
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as Maisie Ravier
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
Cry 'Havoc' (1944) as Pat [Conlin]
A group of war nurses fights to survive the siege of Bataan.
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Maisie Ravier
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
Three Hearts for Julia (1942) as Julia Seabrook
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) as Maisie Ravier
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
Panama Hattie (1942) as Hattie Maloney
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
Maisie Was a Lady (1941) as Maisie Ravier
A Brooklyn showgirl signs on as maid for a family of wealthy eccentrics.
Ringside Maisie (1941) as Maisie Ravier
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'''' training camp.
Lady Be Good (1941) as Dixie Donegan [Crane]
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
Congo Maisie (1940) as Maisie Ravier
Brooklyn showgirl Maisie gets stranded in the African jungle with a romantic doctor.
Dulcy (1940) as Dulcy Ward
A scatterbrained beauty tries to help her fiance''''s career by throwing a big party.
Brother Orchid (1940) as Flo Addams
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) as Maisie Ravier
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as [Ellen Connelly] in Room 734
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Garda Sloane
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
Maisie (1939) as Maisie Ravier
A Brooklyn showgirl tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.
Trade Winds (1938) as Jean Livingstone
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
Super-Sleuth (1937) as Mary Strand
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
Dangerous Number (1937) as Eleanor [Breen Medhill]
A showgirl marries well, then has to contend with her stuffy in-laws.
There Goes the Groom (1937) as [Bettina] Betty Russell
A young man strikes it rich in the Alaskan gold mines, then faces romantic complications when he returns home.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Millicent Kendall
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as [Antoinette] Toni Pemberton
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Herself
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
She's Got Everything (1937) as Carol Rogers
A penniless heiress goes to work as secretary to a stuffed shirt.
There Goes My Girl (1937) as Connie Taylor
A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying.
Smartest Girl in Town (1936) as Frances "Cookie" Cooke
A girl in search of a rich husband mistakes a millionaire for a male model.
Walking on Air (1936) as Kit Bennett
A girl torments her parents by hiring a phony suitor.
Hell-Ship Morgan (1936) as Mary Taylor
After getting in a fight in a waterfront cafe over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan (George Bancroft) hires Jim Allen (Victor Jory) and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor (Ann Sothern), and, out of gratitude, she agrees to marry him. Morgan gives her the magnificient Callao pearl as a wedding present. But Mary and Jim fall in love and are found together one night by a sailor, and Mary is forced to give him the pearl to keep him quiet. Morgan finds out about it. A terrific storm comes up and Morgan taunts Allen into going over the side to make repairs. Allen is injured but Morgan saves his life but breaks his own back.
My American Wife (1936) as Mary Cantillon
Don't Gamble with Love (1936) as Ann Edwards
You May Be Next! (1936) as Fay Stevens
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Mimi
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
Hooray for Love (1935) as Patricia Thatcher
A playboy student backs a musical show.
Grand Exit (1935) as Adrienne Martin, also known as Adeline Maxwell
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
The Girl Friend (1935) as Linda [Henry]
Eight Bells (1935) as Marge Walker
Blind Date (1934) as Kitty Taylor
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.
The Party's Over (1934) as Ruth [Walker]
Kid Millions (1934) as Joan Larrabee
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
The Hell Cat (1934) as Geraldine Sloane, also known as Mary Todd
Melody in Spring (1934) as Jane Blodgett
Let's Fall in Love (1933) as Jean [Kendall, also known as Sigrid Lund]
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.

Cast (special)

Collecting America (1988) as Narration
A documentary focusing on the foremost collection of American folk art -- Electra Havemeyer Webb's remarkable "collection of collections" at Vermont's Shelburne Museum.
Fol-De-Rol (1972)
A program of music, song, and comedy set against the background of a medieval fair.
Always April (1961)
The adventures of April Fleming, a beautiful aspiring actress, and the daughter of a famous show business couple. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Ann Sothern Show, " Katy, the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel, reunites a runaway April with her parents.
Desilu Revue, The (1959)
An hour review, broadcast as a special segment of "The Desilu Playhouse," that spotlights members of the Desilu Workshop for aspiring performers.
Holiday in Las Vegas (1957)
A musical revue from the new (1957) entertainment capital of America, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lady in the Dark (1954)
The story of Liza Elliott, a plain and insecure magazine editor whose psychotic dreams propel her into a world where she is beautiful and in charge of her life. Based on the play by Moss Hart.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976)
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
Captains and the Kings (1976)
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

Cast (short)

King & Queen Meet the Stars (1954)
In this promotional short film, the king and queen of England meet various Hollywood stars.
You, John Jones! (1943)
An air raid warden realizes how fortunate he is to live safely with his family while others around the world suffer from the war in this short film aimed at boosting U.S morale.

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