Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern
Warner Brothers


Ann Sothern
Film: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Ann Sothern
TV: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Actress | Singer
Born Harriette Lake on Jan. 22, 1909 in Valley City, ND
Died March 15, 2001 of heart failure in Ketchum, ID

Ann Sothern was best known for her deft portrayals of sassy and resourceful blonds in television sitcoms of the 1950s and 1960s.

Her career spanned seven decades, beginning with the popular "Maisie" films of the 1940s that made her an MGM leading lady. Later she became a dominant presence in TV's golden era as the star of two CBS comedy series, "Private Secretary" and "The Ann Sothern Show."

She acted in more than 70 films, finally earning an Oscar nomination at the age of 78 in "The Whales of August," a 1987 movie in which she costarred with Lillian Gish and Bette Davis.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1987 Best Supporting Actress The Whales of August Nomination

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