Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan

Highest Rated: 100% Black Legion (1937)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1915

Birthplace: Denton, Texas, USA

She was Warner Brothers' "Oomph Girl" and a popular WWII pin-up but Ann Sheridan fought to be taken seriously in Hollywood. After a fruitless start at Paramount, the ravishing redhead allowed the Warners publicity mill to make her an overnight sensation, channeling the buzz to barter for better roles. She enjoyed name-above-the-title status for "It All Came True" (1940), in a role rejected by Bette Davis, then teamed with Davis for the screwball classic "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942), and more than held her own opposite studio mates George Raft and Humphrey Bogart in "They Drive By Night" (1940). It was as the small town heroine of "King's Row" (1942) opposite Ronald Reagan, that Sheridan became a bone fide star, but her tenure at Warners was punctuated by suspensions for turning down roles. Prior to breaking with the studio in 1948, she scored as a Frisco chanteuse who compels doctor Kent Smith to fake his own death in the noir sleeper "Nora Prentiss" (1947). As a free agent, Sheridan enjoyed one of her better roles opposite Cary Grant in "I Was a Male War Bride" (1949) but a downturn in her industry stock drove the aging actress to television. She capped her 30-year career as the star of the CBS western sitcom "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" (1966-67) but was felled by cancer before the end of the first season. Gone at 51, Ann Sheridan escaped in death the humiliating career twilights of aging rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, remaining in the eyes of movie lovers a quick-witted comedienne and a sensuous dramatic actress rolled into one unforgettable package.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Out West Henrietta "Hank" Hanks (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman and the Hunter Laura Dodds (Character) - 1957
20% 47% The Opposite Sex Amanda (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 64% Come Next Spring Bess Ballot (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Vermilion O'Toole/Mae Madison (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Appointment in Honduras Sylvia Sheppard (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Town "Red" McNamara (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Across the Street Henrietta Smith (Character) - 1952
86% 79% Woman on the Run Eleanor Johnson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stella Stella Bevans (Character) - 1950
76% 72% I Was a Male War Bride Lt. Catherine Gates (Character) - 1949
60% 61% Good Sam Lucille `'Lu'` Clayton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver River Georgia Moore (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 53% The Unfaithful Chris Hunter (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 68% Nora Prentiss Nora Prentiss (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Christie Sage (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doughgirls Edna Stokes Cadman (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 33% Shine On, Harvest Moon Nora Bayes (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 79% Edge of Darkness Karen Stensgard (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings for the Eagle Roma Maple (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 46% Juke Girl Lola Mears (Character) - 1942
100% 77% Kings Row Randy Monaghan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 71% George Washington Slept Here Connie Fuller (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Anne Rogers (Character) - 1941
86% 82% The Man Who Came to Dinner Lorraine Sheldon (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues Marge "Margie" Jordan (Character) - 1941
92% 71% They Drive by Night Cassie Hartley (Character) - 1940
80% 76% City for Conquest Peggy Nash (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 70% Castle on the Hudson Kay Manners (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 59% Torrid Zone Lee Donley (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 56% It All Came True Sarah Jane "Sal" Ryan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Angels Wash Their Faces Joy Ryan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Carnival Jill Baxter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 61% They Made Me a Criminal Goldie West (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naughty, but Nice Zelda Manion (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indianapolis Speedway "Frankie" Merrick (Character) - 1939
100% 74% Dodge City Ruby Gilman (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery House Sarah Keate (Character) - 1938
100% 92% Angels With Dirty Faces Laury Ferguson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patient in Room 18 Sara Keate (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 20% Letter of Introduction Lydia Hoyt (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Miss Thoroughbred Madge Perry Morgan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Musketeers Unknown (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy From Brooklyn Maxine Chadwick (Character) - 1938
100% 56% Black Legion Betty Grogan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz Island Flo Allen (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 75% The Great O'Malley Judy Nolan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Footloose Heiress Kay Allyn (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Loved a Fireman Marjorie "Margie" Shannon (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 25% San Quentin May (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses Valerie (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Youth Carol Arlington (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Car 99 Mary Adams (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Westerner Rita Ballard (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage Elizabeth Henry (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home on the Range Singer (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pistols 'n' Petticoats Henrietta Hanks (Character) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Unknown (Character),
Guest
1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952

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