Ann Rutherford
Actor
Ann Rutherford
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).
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So good at playing bad, TCM explores career of German actor Conrad Veidt Aug. 23 - Examiner.com
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Veidt next starred alongside Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Eve Arden and others in Whistling In The Dark (also from 1941). In the first of three films in which Skelton would play radio murder-mystery actor, Wally 'The Fox' Benton,Veidt is cast as an
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Warm Front brought to book - Sunday Sun
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They include Ann Rutherford who had a gas boiler fitted by Warm Front's installers KNW. Ann, of Blyth, Northumberland, said a leak developed which had to be repaired. She said another leak developed and a second repair became necessary
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TCM's Summer Under The Stars celebrates Paulette Goddard with August 2 marathon - Examiner.com
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Also worth keeping an eye out for are Lana Turner as Mado and Ann Rutherford asYvonne. In spite of similarities, Dramatic School is no Stage Door (RKO, 1937). The next year, Goddard would go on to star in the more successful 1939 classic The Women
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8 P.M. (TCM) LITERARY ROMANCE Turner Classic Movies presents five films adapted from beloved novels, starting with ''Pride and Prejudice'' (1940), the Jane Austen classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England, the better to produce an heir to save the family farm. Greer Garson plays Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest, most
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Eatonville hiking victim known as athlete, scholar - TheNewsTribune.com
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When Julia Ann Rutherford was at Eatonville Middle School, she went out for the football team. It didn't faze her that she'd be the only girl on the field. She was never the type to fear a challenge. When Julia Ann Rutherford was at Eatonville Middle
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‘Outlaw parking outside schools’ - Brighouse Echo
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Chairman of Brighouse Road Safety Committee, Ann Rutherford, said it is a problem outside of all Calderdale schools. “I watched one woman who drove 200 yards to drop her child off at a school in Southowram and then turned round and went back home,” she
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Actress Olivia de Havilland ("Gone With the Wind", "Robin Hood") Turns 95 - Examiner.com
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Sutherland continues: "In the dimly lit theatre, one of the most recognizable voices known to Hollywood begins to resonate through the beautiful walls of the Strand as Miss de Havilland acknowledges actress Ann Rutherford [Carreen O'Hara] along with
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OFFBEAT: Debbie's auction nets big profit, she's resting more easily without ... - nwitimes.com
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In addition to son Todd Fisher and daughter Carrie Fisher, many of Debbie's friends attended the auction last weekend to show support, including Phyllis Diller, 93, Jane Withers, 85, Jack Carter, 88, Ruta Lee, 79, Ann Rutherford, 91 and Anne Jefferys,
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Moves to slow traffic on Ludenscheid Link - Brighouse Echo
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Chairman of Brighouse Road Safety Committee, Ann Rutherford, said she was concerned about the amount of traffic exceeding the 30mph speed limit along the dual carriageway. “We know you can't put repeater signs up and Calderdale Council won't put a
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Gone with the Wind, Historic Homes and Markets Make for Great Saturday in Marietta - Patch.com
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The celebration concludes with “The Golden Age of Hollywood with Ann Rutherford” from 8 to 10 pm in the Marietta Middle School auditorium. The event, which costs $35, will feature Rutherford discussing her career, her experience in the Gone with the
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Overgrown trees 'a danger to drivers' - Halifax Evening Courier
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Chairwoman of the road safety group Ann Rutherford said motorists who were commuting from Brighouse and Huddersfield to Halifax often used the road as a short cut through Southowram village. “The amount of traffic that goes through the village is too
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Gone with Wind Museum Set to Mark Novel Anniversary - Patch.com
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The celebration's first event is a Breakfast with the Stars at the Marietta Country Club from 9:30 to 11 am For a $35 ticket, fans enjoy a breakfast buffet with such stars as Ann Rutherford, Mickey Kuhn, Patrick Curtis, Geneva Miller Roberts,
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County by county news for Tuesday - Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Christopher Quinn Ann Rutherford, Patrick Curtis and Mickey Kuhn Gone, actors who had roles in Gone with the Wind, will appear at Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum events Friday and Saturday. The tribute will mark the 75th anniversary of Margaret
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Catching the 'Wind' in Atlanta - CNN
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Ann Rutherford, who played Scarlett's sister Carreen, tops the bill. Olivia de Havilland, the only surviving principal cast member, is sitting out the anniversary at her home in Paris. Alas, the Loew's Grand Theater, where Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
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Brookfoot hill under scrutiny - Brighouse Echo (press release)
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The report was requested after members heard the concerns of Brighouse Road Safety Committee Chairwoman Ann Rutherford and vice-chair Pat Oates about the road, which is often slippery, dangerous and is causing difficulty for drivers
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ann Rutherford
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 94
    Rutherford died on June 11, 2012 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, following declining health due to heart problems.
    More Details Hide Details She is survived by her daughter, Gloria May; her companion of twenty years, Al Morley; a stepdaughter, Deborah Dozier Potter; and two grandsons. She is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
  • 2008
    Age 90
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Fred Crane died on August 21, 2008, and Cammie King died on September 1, 2010.
  • 2007
    Age 89
    In June 2007, she was the guest star at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details The occasion was "The Heart and History of Hollywood" event with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne serving as emcee.
  • 2004
    Age 86
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Rutherford signed autographs and reminisced with fans about old times.
  • 2002
    Age 84
    On November 2, 2002, Rutherford celebrated her 85th birthday, surrounded by her fans and friends at a luncheon in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details Neither Evelyn Keyes (1916–2008), then suffering from Alzheimer's disease, nor Olivia de Havilland, two of her surviving Gone with the Wind co-stars, was able to attend.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1972
    Age 54
    In 1972, Rutherford returned to MGM to make the film They Only Kill Their Masters.
    More Details Hide Details Ironically (given the film's grisly name), the film was shot on the old Andy Hardy set. On radio, Ann Rutherford replaced Penny Singleton as the title character on the Blondie show. In the 1970s, Rutherford made two guest appearances on television as Aggie Harrison, the mother of Suzanne Pleshette's character Emily Hartley, on The Bob Newhart Show. During the 1990s, Rutherford was offered the role of Rose Calvert in the film Titanic (1997), but turned it down. The role instead went to actress Gloria Stuart.
  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 41
    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
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 35
    On October 7, 1953, in New York City, Rutherford married actor/producer William Dozier, the creator of the Batman (1966–68) TV series.
    More Details Hide Details Dozier died in Santa Monica of a stroke on April 23, 1991.
    On June 6, 1953, Rutherford and May were divorced in a court in Juárez, Mexico.
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  • 1950
    Age 32
    In 1950, Rutherford retired from films.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Mickey Rooney's pleas, she turned down returning as Polly Benedict in Andy Hardy Comes Home stating that she didn't believe most people married their first sweethearts and Andy Hardy now being a judge was implausible. Rutherford was the heroine of a novel, Ann Rutherford and the Key to Nightmare Hall (1942 by Katherine Heisenfelt), where "the heroine has the same name and appearance as the famous actress but has no connection... it is as though the famous actress has stepped into an alternate reality in which she is an ordinary person." The story was probably written for a young teenage audience and is reminiscent of the adventures of Nancy Drew. It is part of a series known as "Whitman Authorized Editions", 16 books published between 1941 and 1947 that featured a film actress as heroine. She also appears as a character in the mystery novel, Dead at the Box Office by John Dandola (1993, Compass Point Mysteries) in the notes of which the author credits her for much assistance during his research.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1939
    Age 21
    In December 1939, while promoting the new movie, Rutherford visited six Confederate Army veterans at the Confederate Soldiers Home near Atlanta.
    More Details Hide Details One of the veterans gave Rutherford a rose corsage tied with Confederate colors. From 1937 until 1942, Rutherford portrayed Polly Benedict in the MGM Andy Hardy youth comedy film series with actor Mickey Rooney. Her first film in this series was You're Only Young Once (1937) and the last was Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942). Rutherford's performances as Andy Hardy's sweet and patient girlfriend established her screen popularity. Rutherford also played Carol Lambert, comedian Red Skelton's screen girlfriend, for MGM in a series of mystery/comedies: Whistling in the Dark (1941), Whistling in Dixie (1942), and Whistling in Brooklyn (1943). In the early 1940s, Rutherford left MGM to work without contract with different studios. During this period, she starred in films such as Orchestra Wives (1942) with 20th Century Fox, Two O'Clock Courage (1945) with RKO Radio Pictures, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), also with RKO.
  • 1938
    Age 20
    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).
    More Details Hide Details MGM boss Louis Mayer originally refused the loan because he considered the role too minor, but Rutherford passionately appealed to him to change his mind.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 19
    In 1937, Rutherford left Republic and signed a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios.
    More Details Hide Details At MGM, Rutherford appeared as the Spirit of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (1938) and Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1940) among other roles.
  • 1935
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Rutherford soon established herself as a popular leading lady of Western films at Republic, costarring with actors Gene Autry and John Wayne.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born on November 2, 1917.
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