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      Ann Sheridan

      Ann Sheridan

      Highest Rated: 100% Black Legion (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 40% The Opposite Sex (1956)

      Birthday: Feb 21, 1915

      Birthplace: Denton, Texas, USA

      She was Warner Brothers' "Oomph Girl" and a popular WWII pin-up but Ann Sheridan fought to be taken seriously in Hollywood. After a fruitless start at Paramount, the ravishing redhead allowed the Warners publicity mill to make her an overnight sensation, channeling the buzz to barter for better roles. She enjoyed name-above-the-title status for "It All Came True" (1940), in a role rejected by Bette Davis, then teamed with Davis for the screwball classic "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942), and more than held her own opposite studio mates George Raft and Humphrey Bogart in "They Drive By Night" (1940). It was as the small town heroine of "King's Row" (1942) opposite Ronald Reagan, that Sheridan became a bone fide star, but her tenure at Warners was punctuated by suspensions for turning down roles. Prior to breaking with the studio in 1948, she scored as a Frisco chanteuse who compels doctor Kent Smith to fake his own death in the noir sleeper "Nora Prentiss" (1947). As a free agent, Sheridan enjoyed one of her better roles opposite Cary Grant in "I Was a Male War Bride" (1949) but a downturn in her industry stock drove the aging actress to television. She capped her 30-year career as the star of the CBS western sitcom "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" (1966-67) but was felled by cancer before the end of the first season. Gone at 51, Ann Sheridan escaped in death the humiliating career twilights of aging rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, remaining in the eyes of movie lovers a quick-witted comedienne and a sensuous dramatic actress rolled into one unforgettable package.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Kings Row
      100% Dodge City
      100% Angels With Dirty Faces
      100% Black Legion
      92% They Drive by Night
      88% Woman on the Run
      86% The Man Who Came to Dinner
      80% City for Conquest

      Photos

      TORRID ZONE, Ann Sheridan, 1940 THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS, Ann Sheridan, 1943 DODGE CITY, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, 1939 ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES, Ann Sheridan, James Cagney, 1938 TORRID ZONE, Ann Sheridan, James Cagney, 1940 TORRID ZONE, Ann Sheridan, James Cagney, 1940 THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, Ida Lupino, George Raft, Ann Sheridan link arms in dance step on set, 1940 THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, Ann Sheridan, George Raft, 1940 TAKE ME TO TOWN, Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, (children: Lee Aaker, Harvey Grant, Dusty Henley), 1953 ROCKY MOUNTAIN MYSTERY (aka, THE FIGHTING WESTERNER), Ann Sheridan, Randolph Scott, 1935 TAKE ME TO TOWN, Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, 1953 ONE MORE TOMORROW, back to front: Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, 1946 ONE MORE TOMORROW, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan (front), Jack Carson, Alexis Smith (back), 1946 TAKE ME TO TOWN, Ann Sheridan, 1953 ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Ann Sheridan, 1937 TAKE ME TO TOWN, Ann Sheridan, 1953 ALCATRAZ ISLAND, John Litel, Mary Maguire, Ann Sheridan, 1937 THE OPPOSITE SEX, Ann Sheridan, in a gray satin and black lace and beaded gown by Helen Rose, 1956 THE OPPOSITE SEX, Ann Sheridan, in a silk shantung suit with bamboo fastenings by Helen Rose, 1956 ANGELS WASH THEIR FACES, from left, Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, 1939

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Out West Henrietta "Hank" Hanks (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman and the Hunter Laura Dodds (Character) - 1957
      40% 46% The Opposite Sex Amanda (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 58% Come Next Spring Bess Ballot (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 57% Appointment in Honduras Sylvia Sheppard (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Vermilion O'Toole/Mae Madison (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Town "Red" McNamara (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Across the Street Henrietta Smith (Character) - 1952
      88% 79% Woman on the Run Eleanor Johnson (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stella Stella Bevans (Character) - 1950
      76% 72% I Was a Male War Bride Lt. Catherine Gates (Character) - 1949
      60% 63% Good Sam Lucille `'Lu'` Clayton (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 39% Silver River Georgia Moore (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 50% The Unfaithful Chris Hunter (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 68% Nora Prentiss Nora Prentiss (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Christie Sage (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 60% The Doughgirls Edna Stokes Cadman (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 38% Shine On, Harvest Moon Nora Bayes (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 78% Edge of Darkness Karen Stensgard (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 46% Juke Girl Lola Mears (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 71% George Washington Slept Here Connie Fuller (Character) - 1942
      100% 78% Kings Row Randy Monaghan (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings for the Eagle Roma Maple (Character) - 1942
      86% 81% The Man Who Came to Dinner Lorraine Sheldon (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Anne Rogers (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues Marge "Margie" Jordan (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 63% It All Came True Sarah Jane "Sal" Ryan (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 75% Castle on the Hudson Kay Manners (Character) - 1940
      80% 74% City for Conquest Peggy Nash (Character) - 1940
      92% 70% They Drive by Night Cassie Hartley (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 60% Torrid Zone Lee Donley (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels Wash Their Faces Joy Ryan (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Indianapolis Speedway "Frankie" Merrick (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Carnival Jill Baxter (Character) - 1939
      100% 75% Dodge City Ruby Gilman (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 61% They Made Me a Criminal Goldie West (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Naughty, but Nice Zelda Manion (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy From Brooklyn Maxine Chadwick (Character) - 1938
      100% 92% Angels With Dirty Faces Laury Ferguson (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 29% Letter of Introduction Lydia Hoyt (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 60% Mystery House Sarah Keate (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patient in Room 18 Sara Keate (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Musketeers Fay Reynolds (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Miss Thoroughbred Madge Perry Morgan (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses Valerie (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 67% The Great O'Malley Judy Nolan (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 26% San Quentin May (Character) - 1937
      100% 58% Black Legion Betty Grogan (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Footloose Heiress Kay Allyn (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Loved a Fireman Marjorie "Margie" Shannon (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz Island Flo Allen (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage Elizabeth Henry (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Westerner Rita Ballard (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Car 99 Mary Adams (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Youth Carol Arlington (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home on the Range Singer (Character) - 1935

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pistols 'n' Petticoats Henrietta Hanks (Character) 1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Mavis Grant (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Unknown (Character),
      Guest
      1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952