Ann Pennington

Actress + Model + Dancer
Born Dec 23, 1893

This article is about Ann Pennington, the stage actress. For the Playboy model of the same name, go to Ann Pennington. Ann Pennington Ann Pennington in her Ziegfeld days. http://www. dvrbs. com/people/CamdenPeople-AnnPennington.

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1893 Birth Pennington was born in Wilmington, Delaware on December 23, 1893 and reputedly moved with her family to Camden, New Jersey around 1900. … Read More


1913 19 Years Old Her debut in the Ziegfeld Follies was in 1913, where she quickly established herself as one Ziegfeld's top attractions. … Read More


1916 22 Years Old Of Ann Pennington's official film debut in Susie Snowflake, the New York Times stated on June 26, 1916: … Read More
1920 26 Years Old She was portrayed by actress Michelle Nicastro in the "Scandals of 1920" episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which dramatizes her role as the star of George White's Scandals of 1920.


1924 30 Years Old First popularized in New York by the African American show Dinaah that had been staged in Harlem in 1924, after Pennington performed the Black Bottom on Broadway, the dance became was a national phenomenon, overtaking The Charleston in popularity. … Read More
1926 32 Years Old In the 1926 edition of George White's Scandals, Pennington introduced the African American-influenced Black Bottom dance to America at large with her partner, the eccentric dancer Tom Patricola.
1929 35 Years Old She was also listed as a star in the 1929 Warner Brothers showcase movie "Show of Shows" but her routines were never filmed, perhaps because her main song and dance number "Believe Me" was commandeered by one of Warners' rising stars Irene Bordoni. … Read More


1939 45 Years Old …  Home movie footage of her "Snake Hips" dance at the 1939 World's Fair survive, but is more memorable for her enthusiasm than her star quality in her fading years.


1971 78 Years Old Ann Pennington died of a stroke in New York City on November 4, 1971, aged 77. … Read More
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