Ann Rutherford

Highest Rated: 100% Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Birthday: Nov 2, 1920
Birthplace: Not Available
Brunette Canadian leading lady Ann Rutherford had the sort of button-cute baby face that allowed her to play ingénues into her thirties. The daughter of an opera tenor and a stage actress, Rutherford was performing on-stage from childhood. She was still a teenager when she made her first film appearances as leading lady to such Western heroes as John Wayne and Gene Autry. At MGM from 1937, Ms. Rutherford gained minor stardom as Polly Benedict in the studio's Andy Hardy series. She was allowed to display her perky comic gifts in a trio of 1940s mystery-comedies co-starring Red Skelton (Whistling in the Dark, Whistling in Dixie, Whistling in Brooklyn), and was quite appealing as Careen O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). She closed out her film career in 1950 to devote more time to her private life; for many years, she was the wife of 20th Century Fox executive William Dozier. Ann Rutherford returned to the screen in 1972 to join several fellow MGM alumni in They Only Kill Their Masters, thereafter confining most of her professional activity to her annual appearances as Suzanne Pleshette's mother on TV's The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Polly Benedict 2001
No Score Yet Don Henley: Live Inside Job Actor 2000
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Grayson's studio secretary 1976
No Score Yet They Only Kill Their Masters Gloria 1972
No Score Yet Operation Haylift Clara Masters 1950
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan Donna Elena 1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Gertrude Griswold 1947
No Score Yet The Madonna's Secret Linda 1946
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Gracie 1946
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient Lola Cross 1945
No Score Yet Two O'clock Courage Patty Mitchell 1945
No Score Yet Whistling in Brooklyn Carol Lambert 1943
No Score Yet Happy Land Lenore Prentiss 1943
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Double Life Polly Benedict 1942
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie Carol Lambert 1942
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives Connie Ward / Abbot 1942
No Score Yet The Courtship of Andy Hardy Polly Benedict 1942
No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota Anne Grayson 1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark Carol Lambert 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Polly 1941
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Polly 1941
100% Pride and Prejudice Lydia 1940
No Score Yet Judge Hardy and Son Polly Benedict 1939
92% Gone With the Wind Carreen O'Hara 1939
No Score Yet Dancing Co-ed Miss Eve Greeley 1939
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Polly 1939
No Score Yet The Hardys Ride High Polly Benedict 1939
No Score Yet These Glamour Girls Mary Rose Wilston 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
100% A Christmas Carol Spirit of Christmas Past 1938
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardys Polly Benedict 1938
No Score Yet Love Finds Andy Hardy Polly Benedict 1938
No Score Yet Judge Hardy's Children Polly Benedict 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Annie Hawks 1938
No Score Yet You're Only Young Once Polly Benedict 1937
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Class President 1937
No Score Yet Public Cowboy No. 1 Helen 1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red Peasant Girl 1937
No Score Yet Down to the Sea Helen Pappas 1936
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail Virginia Terry 1936
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Dolores 1936
No Score Yet Doughnuts and Society Joan Dugan 1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Janet Carter 1936
No Score Yet The Oregon Trail Anne Ridgley 1936
No Score Yet Melody Trail Millicent Thomas 1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond Lettie 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Joan O'Brien 1935
No Score Yet Fighting Marines Actor 1935

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Aggie Harrison
  • 1974
  • 1973

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