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Ann Gillis

Highest Rated:   100% Beau Geste (1939)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Garden of Allah (1936)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Letter from Death Row
  • Producer
1998
94% 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Poole's Mother
$0.2M 1968
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
75% 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
33% 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

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