Ann Sothern

Born Jan 22, 1909

Ann Sothern was an American film and television actress whose career spanned six decades.

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1909 Birth Born on January 22, 1909.


1926 17 Years Old In 1926, she graduated from high school; Green Acres star Eddie Albert was a member of her high school graduating class. … Read More


1930 21 Years Old …  In 1930, she made her Broadway stage debut and soon worked her way up to starring roles. … Read More
1931 22 Years Old On Broadway in 1931, she had leading roles in America's Sweetheart and Everybody's Welcome.
1934 25 Years Old In 1934, she signed a contract with Columbia Pictures. … Read More
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 a large enough audience, she left RKO. … Read More


1939 - 1942 3 More Events
1943 34 Years Old In 1943, she appeared in a seventh Maisie film Swing Shift Maisie followed by a role in the war drama Cry "Havoc". … Read More
1946 37 Years Old She returned to the screen in 1946 in Up Goes Maisie, followed by the final Maisie film Undercover Maisie.
1948 39 Years Old Sothern appeared in two musical films in 1948, April Showers opposite Jack Carson and Words and Music starring an all-star cast of MGM actors, singers and dancers.


1949 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1949, she appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Letter to Three Wives for 20th Century Fox. … Read More
1953 44 Years Old In 1953, she was cast as the lead in the series Private Secretary. … Read More
1957 48 Years Old In 1957, Private Secretary was renewed for a fifth season, but Sothern left the series after she had what she later described as a "violent fight" with producer Jack Chertok over profits from the series. … Read More


1961 52 Years Old Scheduled opposite the popular ABC series The Untouchables, ratings dropped substantially and The Ann Sothern Show was canceled in 1961.
1964 55 Years Old After The Ann Sothern Show ended, she returned to films in 1964's The Best Man, opposite Henry Fonda. … Read More
1965 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, she had a recurring role on The Lucy Show, starring her friend Lucille Ball. … Read More


1972 63 Years Old In 1972, Sothern appeared in the Sid and Marty Krofft television special Fol-de-Rol. … Read More
1974 65 Years Old In 1974, she traveled to Hong Kong to shoot the martial arts film Golden Needles. … Read More
1975 66 Years Old Sothern's next role was in the 1975 action/comedy film Crazy Mama. … Read More
1985 76 Years Old Sothern returned to television in 1985 in the role of "Ma Finney" in an adaptation of one of her old films, A Letter to Three Wives.
1987 78 Years Old Sothern's final film was The Whales of August in 1987. … Read More
2001 92 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 15, 2001, Sothern died from heart failure at her home in Ketchum at the age of 92. … Read More
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