Ann Dvorak
Actress
Ann Dvorak
Ann Dvorak was an American film actress. Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary Digest: "My name is properly pronounced vor'shack. The D remains silent. I have had quite a time with the name, having been called practically everything from Balzac to Bickelsrock."
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This was Brainerd - Aug. 24 - Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
At the Paramount Theatre see Ann Dvorak and Gene Evans in the danger zone of “I Was an American Spy.” A miniature cloudburst accompanied by hail hit Brainerd and part of the lake region, with local showers recorded for only a few minutes in the morning
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Ann Dvorak Q&A with Biographer Christina Rice Pt.1 - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I rented Three on a Match around 1995 and was blown away by Ann Dvorak in it. She projected so much nervous raw energy, and even though the film was made during the pre-Code era I was still caught off guard by how edgy her performance was
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Ann Dvorak on TCM: SCARFACE, I WAS AN AMERICAN SPY, MASSACRE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The daughter of silent-film actress Anna Lehr and director Edward McKim, Ann Dvorak began her film career at the dawn of the sound era. The pretty, wide-eyed Dvorak was one of those performers who not only could but should have become major stars
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1932, une bonne année pour Howard Hawks - Libération
Google News - over 5 years
Pas mal non plus, en tout cas supérieur à l'attente de nombreux cinéphiles, The Crowd Roars, également de 1932 avec le grand (par le talent) James Cagney (à gauche avec Ann Dvorak). L'histoire de Joe Greer, un pilote de course automobile, qui retourne
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DVD Extra: Sony's MOD -- Madman, madwoman, musical remakes - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A party he and his wife (Rose Stradner, the seldom-seen Mrs. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) are throwing at their lakefront home is crashed by a murderer who has just escaped from prison, along with his moll (Ann Dvorak) and a couple of accomplices
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Focusing volunteers' energy - Omaha World-Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Ann Dvorak, 47, a registered nurse, saw the footage of the Joplin, Mo., tornado and was moved to volunteer her services. She attended a class for medical professionals on Thursday and was back on Saturday to get trained in operating a shelter
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Barry Caine: Tread carefully down noir streets - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
They used to be the standard): 1943's "Dangerous Blondes," starring Evelyn Keyes in a noir comedy about a mystery writer who tries to solve a series of murders, and 1940's "Cafe Hostess," starring Ann Dvorak as a woman who feels trapped in her job as
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
10: 45 (39) > "Racing Lady" Ann Dvorak. Auto tycoon adds horse trainer's daughter to his stable. (1 hr., 15 mins.) 10: 50 (100) >> "44 Inch Chest" Ray Winstone. A jealous husband and his friends kidnap his wife's lover. (1 hr., 40 mins
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NIH MERIT Award Goes To BIDMC's Peter Weller, MD - Medical News Today (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Weller's laboratory, in collaboration with the laboratory of Ann Dvorak, MD, a scientist in BIDMC's Department of Pathology, has greatly expanded the understanding of these white blood cells. In particular, their research has illuminated the role of
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BIDMC's Peter Weller, M.D., receives NIH MERIT Award - PhysOrg.com (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Weller's laboratory, in collaboration with the laboratory of Ann Dvorak, MD, a scientist in BIDMC's Department of Pathology, has greatly expanded the understanding of these white blood cells. In particular, their research has illuminated the role of
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Wine business in SD town turns heads - Daily Republic
Google News - almost 6 years
Ann Dvorak, co-owner of a Custer motel, said she wanted to make sure the advertising doesn't open a legal door for an adult-oriented business to put up inappropriate signs within the city limits. Dvorak said she realizes that Polzine has "every right"
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CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - almost 9 years
FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 The first volume of Warner Home Video's ''Forbidden Hollywood Collection,'' devoted to the frank and racy films that emerged from Hollywood before the strict enforcement of the Production Code in 1934, contained a bombshell in the form of a recently rediscovered, uncensored print of ''Baby Face,'' a 1933
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - almost 9 years
9:30 P.M. (TCM) THOU SHALT NOT: SEX, SIN AND CENSORSHIP IN PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD This new documentary examines the era before the Production Code was enforced, beginning in 1934. It was one of the most intriguing periods in Hollywood history, shaped by social, financial and moral forces. TCM will also screen a few provocative examples, starting at 8
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Correction: For the Record
NYTimes - over 9 years
The Books of The Times review on Wednesday, about ''The Star Machine,'' by Jeanine Basinger, misspelled the given name of an emerging star who appeared in the 1932 film ''Three on a Match.'' She was Ann Dvorak, not Anne.
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; When the Studios Called the Shots, and the Close-Ups
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE STAR MACHINE By Jeanine Basinger Illustrated. 586 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $35. On the roll call of names that made Hollywood shine in its golden age, Dennis Morgan comes well down the list. Yet Morgan, a vaguely handsome leading man with a pleasant tenor voice, generated solid box office returns from the mid-1930s right through the 1940s.
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - almost 12 years
IT could have been just a vanity production, but Fred Schepisi's IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (2003), which stars Michael Douglas, his son Cameron and his parents, Kirk and Diana Douglas, is actually a charming portrait. The two adult Mr. Douglases play affluent New York lawyers who get together for Passover and rub each other the wrong way. After all,
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SUMMER FILMS/RETROSPECTIVE; Swaggering Sexuality Before the Mandated Blush
NYTimes - almost 16 years
THEY were often called Lil or Lily, a moniker less redolent of a flower in its first white freshness than of the siren scent of a worldly wise broad -- especially when accompanied by a warning prefix. There was Marlene Dietrich's feather-bedecked adventuress in ''Shanghai Express.'' (''It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai
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Observer; Ganga Nostra Days
NYTimes - almost 25 years
The rich compote of gangster lore filling New York newspapers takes me back to 1935 when I entertained the idea of a career in gangstering. I had seen Paul Muni and George Raft do it and admired the elegant cars, expensive suits and fancy fedoras that were standard gangster equipment. On the negative side, Muni and Raft spent a lot of time
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ann Dvorak
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 67
    Died on December 10, 1979.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 39
    She retired from the screen in 1951, when she married her third and last husband, Nicholas Wade, to whom she remained married until his death in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details It was her longest and most successful marriage. She had no children. She lived her post-retirement years in anonymity until her death from stomach cancer in Honolulu at the age of 68. She was cremated and her ashes scattered. Ann Dvorak has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 1946
    Age 34
    She gives a magnificent and unforgettable performance as a saloon singer in Abilene Town, released in 1946.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 22
    Ann would not see her father again until a national appeal to the press reunited the two in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details As a child, she appeared in several films. She began working for MGM in the late 1920s as a dance instructor and gradually began to appear on film as a chorus girl. Her friend Joan Crawford introduced her to Howard Hughes, who groomed her as a dramatic actress. She was a success in such pre-Code films as Scarface (1932), as Paul Muni's character's sister; as the doomed unstable Vivian in Three on a Match (1932), with Joan Blondell and Bette Davis; in Love Is a Racket (1932); and opposite Spencer Tracy in Sky Devils (1932). Known for her style and elegance, she was a popular leading lady for Warner Brothers during the 1930s, and appeared in numerous contemporary romances and melodramas. A dispute over her pay (she discovered she was making the same amount of money as the little boy who played her son in Three on a Match) led to her finishing out her contract on permanent suspension, and then working as a freelancer, but although she worked regularly, the quality of her scripts declined sharply. She appeared as secretary Della Street to Donald Woods' Perry Mason in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937). She also acted on Broadway. With her then-husband, British actor Leslie Fenton, Dvorak travelled to England where she supported the war effort by working as an ambulance driver, and appeared in several British films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1911
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1911.
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