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Ann Gillis

Highest Rated: 100% Beau Geste (1939)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Garden of Allah (1936)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

In films from age nine, red-haired Ann Gillis excelled in spoiled brat roles for nearly a decade. She was somewhat more benignly cast as Becky Thatcher in 1938's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (though her "mad scene" when trapped in a bat-filled cave was one of the most terrifying scenes ever captured on film) and as the perky title character in 1939's Little Orphan Annie. When adulthood beckoned, Gillis found it hard to secure good roles; perhaps her best showing during her late teen years was as Lou Costello's spunky Irish sweetheart in The Time of Their Lives (1946). Retiring from films in 1947, she made sporadic comeback attempts throughout the next decade. In 1959, she briefly resurfaced on TV as hostess of a nationally telecast presentation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Thereafter, Ann Gillis retired to private life in England, save for one final appearance in Kubrick's 2001: Space Odyssey (1968) as the mother of astronaut Gary Lockwood.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Letter from Death Row Producer 1998
93% 2001: A Space Odyssey Poole's Mother $0.2M 1968
No Score Yet Big Town After Dark Susan Peabody 1947
No Score Yet Janie Gets Married Paula Rainey 1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Nora 1946
No Score Yet The Cheaters (The Castaways) Angela 1945
No Score Yet Janie Paula Rainey 1944
No Score Yet In Society Gloria Winthrop 1944
83% Since You Went Away Becky Anderson 1944
No Score Yet 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Sylvia 1942
90% Bambi Adult Faline 1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts Jane Goodwin 1942
No Score Yet Nice Girl? Nancy Dana 1941
No Score Yet Little Men Nan 1940
No Score Yet My Love Came Back Valerie Malette 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Emily Schuyler 1940
80% Edison, the Man Nancy Grey 1940
100% Beau Geste Isobel as a Child 1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Fleurette de Cava 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Becky Thatcher 1938
No Score Yet Under Your Spell Gwendolyn 1936
40% The Garden of Allah Children in Convent 1936
No Score Yet Postal Inspector Little Girl 1936
No Score Yet The Singing Cowboy Lou Ann 1936


No Score Yet The Saint
Wilma Beryl Carrington


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