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By Colin Briggs

Ann Sothern attempted to go into motion pictures throughout the silent motion picture period, and he or she bought her first striking position within the convey of indicates (1929), one in every of Warner Bros.’ first all-talking photographs, with John Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, Mary Astor, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello, Myrna Loy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ben Turpin, Rin Tin Tin, and Loretta younger, between others. In speaking photos or “talkies,” she had one of many longest careers of any actress within the American movie undefined, from a memorable sequence of Maisie comedies to her Academy Award-winning function within the Whales of August (1987) with Lillian Gish and Bette Davis.

The approval for the Maisie sequence resulted in her personal radio software, The Adventures of Maisie, broadcast on CBS from 1945 to 1947, on Mutual Broadcasting procedure in 1952, and in syndication from 1949 to 1953.

Ann was once a favored big name with moviegoers, due to her appearances in phrases and track (1948), and A Letter to 3 other halves (1949).

In the Nineteen Fifties, she loved her maximum luck on tv, the place she ranked together with her longtime buddy Lucille Ball and Eve Arden as one of many 3 largest sitcom stars of that decade. In 1953, she was once solid because the lead within the sequence deepest Secretary on CBS on trade weeks with The Jack Benny software. deepest Secretary constantly positioned within the most sensible 10, and Ann was once nominated for an Emmy Award 4 times.

In the Sixties, she even co-starred with Lucy for your time at the Lucy convey. whereas best-known as a comedienne, she was once a able dramatic actress on level, in movies, and on radio, and she or he was once additionally an comprehensive singer.

Collin Briggs’ richly researched biography unearths the fantastic lifestyles and occupation of 1 of America’s best-loved actresses. 315 pages with a whole Filmography. Illustrated.

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