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Ann Rutherford

Highest Rated:   100% Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 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
94% 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 Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet These Glamour Girls
  • Mary Rose Wilston
1939
100% A Christmas Carol
  • Spirit of Christmas Past
1938
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardy's
  • 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

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