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Ann Sothern

Actress
Female
Born Jan 22, 1909

Ann Sothern was an American stage, radio, film and television actress whose career spanned six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit parts in films. In 1930, she made her Broadway stage debut and soon worked her way up to starring roles. In 1939, MGM cast her as Maisie Ravier, a brash yet loveable Brooklyn showgirl. The character proved to be popular and spawned a successful film series and radio show, The Adventures of Maisie.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1909 Birth Born on January 22, 1909.

TEENAGE

1926 17 Years Old Sothern was born in Valley City, North Dakota, but was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she graduated from Minneapolis Central High School in 1926.
1927 18 Years Old Sothern left home and began her film career as an extra in the 1927 film Broadway Nights at the age of 18.

TWENTIES

1929 20 Years Old During 1929 and 1930, she appeared as a chorus girl in such films as The Show of Shows and Whoopee! (as one of the "Goldwyn Girls"). … Read More
1931 22 Years Old On Broadway in 1931, she had leading roles in America's Sweetheart (135 performances in which she sang "I've Got Five Dollars" and "We'll Be The Same") and in Everybody's Welcome (139 performances).
1934 25 Years Old In 1934, Sothern signed a contract with Columbia Pictures, but after two years the studio released her.
1936 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1936, she was signed by RKO Radio Pictures and after a string of films that failed to attract an audience, Sothern left RKO and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, making her first film for them in 1939. … Read More

THIRTIES

1941 32 Years Old On November 24, 1941, Sothern performed in the Lux Radio Theater adaptation of Maisie Was a Lady, and the popularity of the film series led to her own radio program, The Adventures of Maisie, broadcast on CBS from 1945 to 1947, on Mutual Broadcasting System in 1952 and in syndication from 1949 to 1953.

FORTIES

1949 40 Years Old In 1949, Sothern appeared in the Oscar winning film, A Letter to Three Wives. … Read More
1953 44 Years Old In 1953, she landed the lead in the series Private Secretary.
1957 48 Years Old After Private Secretary ended in 1957 due to a contract dispute between Sothern and producer Jack Chertok, she appeared in her own show, The Ann Sothern Show, from 1958 to 1961. … Read More

FIFTIES

1964 55 Years Old She co-starred with Henry Fonda in a 1964 dramatic film, The Best Man, as a woman whose annoying behavior must be tolerated by presidential candidates because she is considered to have considerable influence in party politics.
1965 56 Years Old In 1965, she was heard as the voice of Gladys Crabtree (the car) in the short-lived series My Mother the Car, which co-starred Jerry Van Dyke. … Read More
1967 58 Years Old In 1967 her former boss Desi Arnaz approached her to co-star with Eve Arden as battling neighbors in The Mothers-in-Law. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1987 78 Years Old 1 More Event
Her final film role was in The Whales of August in 1987. … Read More
2001 92 Years Old On March 15, 2001, Sothern died from heart failure at 92. … Read More
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