Ann Rutherford

Born Nov 2, 1917

Therese Ann Rutherford, known as Ann Rutherford, was a Canadian-American actress in film, radio, and television. She had a long career starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly Benedict during the 1930s and 1940s in the Andy Hardy series, and as Scarlett O'Hara's sister in the film Gone With the Wind (1939).… Read More

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1917 Birth Born on November 2, 1917.


1935 17 Years Old In 1935, Rutherford began her Hollywood film career in the starring role of Joan O'Brien in the dramatic film Waterfront Lady for Mascot Pictures, later to be Republic Pictures. … Read More
1937 19 Years Old In 1937, Rutherford left Republic and signed a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. … Read More


1938 20 Years Old In 1938, MGM loaned Rutherford to Selznick International Pictures to appear as Carreen O'Hara, the sister of Scarlett O'Hara, in the film Gone with the Wind (1939). … Read More
1939 21 Years Old In December 1939, while promoting the new movie, Rutherford visited six Confederate Army veterans at the Confederate Soldiers Home near Atlanta. … Read More
1942 24 Years Old Rutherford was married twice. On December 31, 1942, she married David May II, the grandson of the founder of the May Company department stores; the couple had a girl, Gloria May, in 1943.


1950 32 Years Old In 1950, Rutherford retired from films. … Read More
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On June 6, 1953, Rutherford and May were divorced in a court in Juárez, Mexico.


1959 41 Years Old Among her television appearances, Rutherford guest starred in four episodes of Perry Mason. Her first appearance was in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Howling Dog," when she played defendant Evelyn Forbes


1972 54 Years Old In 1972, Rutherford returned to MGM to make the film They Only Kill Their Masters. … Read More


2002 84 Years Old On November 2, 2002, Rutherford celebrated her 85th birthday, surrounded by her fans and friends at a luncheon in Beverly Hills, California. … Read More
2004 86 Years Old In October 2004, Rutherford made a guest appearance at the Margaret Mitchell birthday celebration in Jonesboro, Georgia, to honor the film Gone With the Wind. … Read More
2007 89 Years Old In June 2007, she was the guest star at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta, Georgia. … Read More
2008 90 Years Old Rutherford was scheduled to return to Marietta on July 4, 2008 to be reunited with four of the surviving costars from Gone With The Wind; Cammie King, Fred Crane, Mickey Kuhn, and Patrick Curtis. … Read More
2012 95 Years Old Rutherford died on June 11, 2012 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, following declining health due to heart problems. … Read More
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