Ann Blyth

Ann Blyth

Highest Rated: 100% The World in His Arms (1952)

Lowest Rated: 57% Kismet (1955)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1928

Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Alternating between dramas and musicals, pretty Ann Blyth was already acting in elementary school and emoting on Broadway before she had even reached her teens. Discovered by Universal, she made some unremarkable films with that company before being borrowed by Warner Brothers and cast in their Joan Crawford vehicle "Mildred Pierce" (1945). As Crawford's brazenly ungrateful and downright evil daughter, Blyth made quite an impression and earned an Academy Award nomination. Although a serious back injury sidelined her for over a year, Blyth bounced back and excelled at MGM, which showcased her considerable singing skills in such glossy productions as "Rose Marie" (1954), "The Student Prince" (1954), and "Kismet" (1955). As the 1960s rolled around, she opted to mostly stay out of the limelight, devoting the majority of her time to a growing family, but did return briefly to stage and television work. Blyth made a lasting impression in "Mildred Pierce," but with her beauty, lovely singing voice and solid dramatic ability, she gave several performances that rightfully earned her a place among the most talented leading ladies of the 1940s and '50s.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swingers Only Kay Martin (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slander Connie Martin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buster Keaton Story Gloria Brent (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 31% The Helen Morgan Story Helen Morgan (Character) - 1957
57% 47% Kismet Marsinah (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The King's Thief Lady Mary (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 30% Rose Marie Rose Marie Lemaitre (Character) - 1954
57% 73% The Student Prince Kathie (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 26% All the Brothers Were Valiant Priscilla "Pris" Holt (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 14% One Minute to Zero Mrs. Linda Day (Character) - 1952
100% 56% The World in His Arms Countess Marina Selanova (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sally and Saint Anne Sally O'Moyne (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Did It Katherine Standish (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You Helen Pettigrew/Martha Forsyth (Character) - 1951
80% 70% Thunder on the Hill Valerie Carns (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 63% The Great Caruso Dorothy Benjamin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Horde Princess Shalimar (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 60% Our Very Own Gail Macaulay (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free for All Alva Abbott (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Marita Connell (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Canyon Lucy Bostel (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top o' the Morning Conn McNaughton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 44% Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Mermaid (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Regina Hubbard (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Killer McCoy Sheila Carrson (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman's Vengeance Doris Mead (Character) - 1947
94% 87% Brute Force Ruth (Character) - 1947
86% 90% Mildred Pierce Veda Pierce Forrester (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chip Off the Old Block Glory Marlow III (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street Carol Curtis (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Pamela Morris/Constance Taylor (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959

QUOTES FROM Ann Blyth CHARACTERS

Veda Pierce says: You think just because you made a little money you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't, because you'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing.

Veda Pierce says: With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.

Veda Pierce says: Are you sure you want to know?

Mildred Pierce says: Yes.

Veda Pierce says: Then I'll tell you. With this money, I can get away from you.

Mildred Pierce says: Veda...

Veda Pierce says: From you and your chickens, pies and kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack and its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar-days and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.

Mildred Pierce says: I think I'm really seeing you for the first time in my life and you're cheap and horrible.

Veda Pierce says: You think just because you've made a little money, you can get some new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't. You'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing. With this money I can get away from all the rotting, stinking thing that makes me think of this place or you!

Mildred Pierce says: Veda!