Actress who have appeared in the 1949 film, A Notice to 3 Wives, and starred in her own Television show from 1958 to 1961. She started her film profession at age 18 as a supplementary on Broadway Evenings. Although her film A Notice to Three Wives earned an Oscar Honor, she didn’t. She wedded and divorced double. Her second relationship, which started in 1943, created a daughter called Tisha Sterling. In 1964, she co-starred with Henry Fonda in the dramatic film THE VERY BEST Man.
Full Name Ann Sothern
Date Of Birth January 22, 1909
Died March 15, 2001, Ketchum, Idaho, United States
Awards Golden Globe Award for Television Achievement
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress Starring In A Regular Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress - Continuing Performance, TV Land Favorite Heard But Not Seen Character Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performance - Comedienne In A Series
Movies A Letter to Three Wives, Maisie, The Whales of August, Lady Be Good, Maisie Was a Lady, Gold Rush Maisie, Undercover Maisie, Congo Maisie, Panama Hattie, Cry 'Havoc', Kid Millions, The Best Man, Swing Shift Maisie, Nancy Goes to Rio, Ringside Maisie, Lady in a Cage, Brother Orchid, Maisie Goes to Reno, Maisie Gets Her Man, The Blue Gardenia, Up Goes Maisie, Words and Music, Dulcy, The Manitou, Shadow on the Wall, Trade Winds, Smartest Girl in Town, She's Got Everything, The Killing Kind, The Show of Shows, Thousands Cheer, Crazy Mama, Let's Fall in Love, April Showers, Golden Needles, Three Hearts for Julia, Fast and Furious, Broadway Nights, Dangerous Number, The Little Dragons, Folies-Bergère, Hooray for Love, Hotel for Women, Hell-Ship Morgan, There Goes the Groom, Danger: Love at Work, The Judge Steps Out, There Goes My Girl, Super-Sleuth, Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President, Walking on Air
TV Shows The Chicago Teddy Bears, My Mother the Car, The Ann Sothern Show, Private Secretary
Star Sign Aquarius
Ann Sothern has the distinction of co-starring (with Franchot Tone) in the first American film to play in newly-liberated Copenhagen (May, 1945), following Denmark's five-year German occupation in World War II; the film is 1939's "Fast and furious".
Became a grandmother for the 1st time at age 57 when her daughter Tisha Sterling gave birth to a daughter, Heidi K. Baum, on March 3, 1966.
Gave birth to her only child at age 35, a daughter Patricia Ann Sterling, aka Tisha Sterling, on December 10, 1944. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Sterling.
Among her numerous business interests were a dress shop and gift shop in Idaho, a ranch for breeding Black Angus beef, a music publishing company and a sewing-center shop.
After appearing in Fox's Hotel for Women (1939), she turned down the studio's offer of a long-term contract in favor of signing one with rival MGM. Fox reportedly then cut down Sothern's role in order to favor newcomer Linda Darnell.
Her younger sister was the prolific singer/songwriter Bonnie Lake who wrote several popular standards such as "Sandman", "I've Got Your Number" and "Gracias" - songs later recorded by such big band stars as Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. In the 1940s, Bonnie founded the Bonnie Lake Music Publishing Company.
Her mother was a concert singer who traveled; Ann followed suit studying singing and musical composition. In later years her mother became a diction and vocal coach and taught microphone technique for talking pictures.
In 1953, her film career waned and she decided to give TV a try. When a TV series based on her popular "Maisie" film character failed to materialize, she made her series debut with Suzie McNamara on Private Secretary (1953).
A singer in her early career, she sang with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, among others. She was also a published songwriter and recorded two albums.
Her paternal grandfather, Simon Lake, was the inventor of the modern submarine.
People never think of me as a singer. But singers aren't always good actresses, and, thank goodness, they think of me as an actress.
Listen, I never asked to be in show business. It was my mother's idea.
[about her long-time friend Lucille Ball and her second series, The Ann Sothern Show (1958)] Lucy used to complain that she got all the parts I turned down. Now I produce the show, and she owns the studio. I guess that settles that.
Sometimes I'll watch an old movie on television and, once in a while, one of mine -- such as April Showers (1948) -- will come on and I'll watch it. And you know something? I'm always amazed at what a lousy actress I was. I guess in the old days we just got by on glamour.
Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality build-ups. We weren't really actresses in the true sense. We were just big names--the products of a good publicity department. Today's crop of actresses and actors have real talent. Good looks are no longer an essential part of the business.
Good night . . . and stay happy.
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