Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan

Highest Rated: 100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1915

Birthplace: Denton, Texas, USA

Ann Sheridan was born Clara Lou Sheridan, the name under which she was billed in 1934 and part of 1935. At 18 she won a "Search for Beauty" contest, and was rewarded with a bit part in a film by that name (1934). Signed to a contract, she appeared in small roles in more than 20 films throughout the next two years. She changed her first name and, in 1936, switched studios to Warner Bros., which launched a publicity campaign hyping her as the sexy "Oomph Girl." Sheridan went on to a very busy career in better roles, usually cast as a wise, practical girl; her work in King's Row (1942) best demonstrated her acting ability and opened the door to a wider variety of parts. She remained popular and busy through the early '50s, when available roles began drying up for her; by the mid '50s her screen career was over. She later starred in the TV soap opera "Another World" and on "live" TV dramatic shows, and also worked in stock. At the time of her death from cancer she was starring in the TV series Pistols 'n' Petticoats. She was married three times: to actors Edward Norris, George Brent, and Scott McKay.


Highest Rated Movies



20% The Opposite Sex Amanda Penrose 1956
No Score Yet Come Next Spring Bess Ballot 1956
No Score Yet Appointment in Honduras Sylvia Sheppard 1953
No Score Yet Take Me to Town Vermilion O'Toole/Mae Madison 1953
No Score Yet Steel Town "Red" McNamara 1952
83% Woman on the Run Eleanor Johnson 1950
80% I Was a Male War Bride Lt. Catherine Gates 1949
60% Good Sam Lu Clayton 1948
100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Streetwalker 1948
No Score Yet Silver River Georgia Moore 1948
No Score Yet The Unfaithful Chris Hunter 1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss Nora Prentiss 1947
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Christie Sage 1946
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Edna Stokes Cadman 1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon Nora Bayes 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Specialty 1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness Karen Stensgard 1943
No Score Yet George Washington Slept Here Connie Fuller 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Lola Mears 1942
83% The Man Who Came to Dinner Lorraine Sheldon 1942
100% Kings Row Randy Monoghan 1942
No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Anne Rogers 1941
80% City for Conquest Peggy Nash 1940
96% They Drive by Night Cassie Hartley 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Lee Donley 1940
No Score Yet It All Came True Sarah Jane 'Sal' Ryan 1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson Kay Manners 1940
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Zelda Manion 1939
100% Dodge City Ruby Gilman 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Goldie 1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Lydia Hoyt 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Maxine Chadwick 1938
No Score Yet Mystery House Sarah Keate 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces Laury Ferguson 1938
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses Valerie 1937
No Score Yet San Quentin May 1937
No Score Yet The Great O'Malley Judy Nolan 1937
No Score Yet Black Legion Betty Grogan 1937
No Score Yet Alcatraz Island Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Footloose Heiress Kay Allyn 1937
No Score Yet Fighting Youth Carol 1935
100% The Crusades Christian Girl 1935
No Score Yet The Glass Key Nurse 1935
No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage Elizabeth Henry 1935
No Score Yet Rumba Dance Girl 1935
No Score Yet Mississippi Extra at engagement party 1935
No Score Yet Car 99 Mary Adams 1935
No Score Yet Rocky Mountain Mystery Rita Ballard 1935
No Score Yet Behold My Wife Mary White 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Girl 1934
No Score Yet Wagon Wheels Young Lady 1934
No Score Yet Kiss and Make-Up Beauty Operator 1934
75% Murder at the Vanities Lou 1934
No Score Yet Bolero Bit Part 1934
No Score Yet Search For Beauty Beauty Contestant 1934
No Score Yet Limehouse Blues Girl with Couples 1934
No Score Yet Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Girl 1934
No Score Yet Shoot the Works Secretary 1934


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