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Ann Blyth

Highest Rated:   91% Brute Force (1947)
Lowest Rated:   57% Kismet (1955)
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Birthplace:   Mount Kisco, New York, USA
A radio singer at age 5, American actress Ann Blyth studied for an operatic career, making her debut in this endeavor with the San Carlo Opera Company. In 1943, at age 15, Ann was playing Paul Lukas' daughter in the Broadway production Watch on the Rhine; two years later she was under contract to Universal studios as the latest in that company's "threats" against their recalcitrant resident soprano Deanna Durbin. Blyth wasn't given anything close to a chance to show her talents until she was cast as Joan Crawford's hateful daughter Veda in Mildred Pierce (1945). For this performance, which ran the gamut from thinly veiled insults addressed at Crawford to the murder of her mother's paramour (Zachary Scott), she was nominated for an Academy Award. After recovering from a back injury, Blyth worked ceaselessly in films, alternating between sappily sweet parts in such fluff as Free for All (1949) and Sally and St. Anne (1951) and tougher assignments like the white-hot truculence expended in her portrayal of Regina Hubbard in Another Part of the Forest (1948). Perhaps the most off-kilter of her starring roles was in Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) wherein she played the female half of the title, spending much of the film in a state of (implied) toplessness. In 1954, she was finally permitted to display her beautifully trained voice in such musicals as The Student Prince (1954), Rose Marie (1955) and Kismet (1956). But when called upon to play a real-life songstress in The Helen Morgan Story (1957), she was dubbed by Gogi Grant! Helen Morgan Story was Blyth's final film role; she spent the rest of her career on stage, TV and in concert - and, in the late 1970s, she showed up as the surprisingly domesticated spokesperson for Hostess Cupcakes.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chip Off The Old Block
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Helen Morgan Story
  • Helen Morgan
1957
57% Kismet
  • Marsinah
1955
No Score Yet The King's Thief
  • Lady Mary
1955
60% The Student Prince
  • Kathie Ruder
1954
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Rose Marie Lemaitre
1954
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant
  • Priscilla 'Pris' Holt
1953
No Score Yet The World in His Arms
  • Countess Marina Selanova
1952
No Score Yet One Minute to Zero
  • Mrs. Linda Day
1952
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds)
  • Martha ForsythHelen Pettigrew
1951
No Score Yet Thunder on the Hill
  • Valerie Carns
1951
No Score Yet The Great Caruso
  • Dorothy Benjamin
1951
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Gail Macaulay
1950
No Score Yet Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
  • Mermaid
1948
No Score Yet A Woman's Vengeance
  • Doris Mead
1948
No Score Yet Killer McCoy
  • Sheila Carrson
1947
91% Brute Force
  • Ruth
1947
83% Mildred Pierce
  • Veda
1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street
  • Carol Curtis
1944
No Score Yet The Merry Monahans
  • Sheila De Royce
1944

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Pamela Morris
  • 1964

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