Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern

Highest Rated: 100% Whoopee (1930)

Lowest Rated: 20% Lady in a Cage (1964)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1909

Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, USA

Born Harriet Lake, the name under which she was billed until 1933, Sothern debuted onscreen in 1929 in a bit part, and went on to play small roles in several other films before leaving Hollywood for Broadway. She soon began landing leads, bringing another invitation from Hollywood. She signed a screen contract and changed her name, then began a very busy film career as the light-hearted heroine of B-movies. In 1939, Sothern switched studios and achieved greater popularity as the star of the "Maisie" comedy-adventure series; she appeared as the energetic, scatterbrained Maisie in ten films during the next eight years. She also appeared in musicals, in which her good voice and comedic talents were displayed. Never a major screen star, she became most popular after switching to TV; she starred in the TV series Private Secretary and The Ann Sothern Show. She went on to tour with stage musicals, then returned to the screen in occasional character roles after 1964. For her work in The Whales of August (1987), her most recent film to date, she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. From 1936-42 she was married to actor Roger Pryor and from 1943-49 she was married to actor Robert Sterling. Her daughter is actress Tisha Sterling, with whom she appeared in Crazy Mama (1975) and The Whales of August (1987); in the latter, Sterling played Sothern's character as a young woman.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Danger: Love At Work Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Great American Songbook Actor 2003
60% The Whales of August Tisha Doughty 1987
No Score Yet The Little Dragons Angel 1980
33% The Manitou Mrs. Karmann 1978
88% Crazy Mama Sheba 1975
No Score Yet Golden Needles Finzie 1974
No Score Yet The Killing Kind Thelma 1973
No Score Yet Chubasco Angela 1968
No Score Yet Sylvia Grace Argona 1965
20% Lady in a Cage Sade 1964
No Score Yet The Best Man Sue Ellen Gamadge 1964
80% The Blue Gardenia Crystal Carpenter 1953
No Score Yet Shadow on the Wall Dell Faring 1950
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Frances Elliott 1950
94% A Letter to Three Wives Rita Phipps 1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Peggy 1949
20% Words and Music Joyce Harmon 1948
No Score Yet April Showers June Tyme 1948
No Score Yet Undercover Maisie Maisie Revier 1947
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie Maisie Ravier 1946
No Score Yet Cry Havoc Pat 1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Guest 1943
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Hattie Maloney 1942
No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man Maisie Ravier 1942
No Score Yet Lady Be Good Dixie Donegan Crane 1941
No Score Yet Ringside Maisie (Cash and Carry Maisie) Maisie Ravier 1941
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Florence `Flo' Addams 1940
No Score Yet Congo Maisie Maisie Ravier 1940
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Eileen Connelly 1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds Jean Livingstone 1938
No Score Yet She's Got Everything Carol Rogers 1937
No Score Yet Super-Sleuth Mary Strand 1937
No Score Yet Fifty Roads to Town Millicent Kendall 1937
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile) Frances 'Cookie' Cooke 1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air Kit Bennett 1936
No Score Yet Hell-Ship Morgan Mary 1936
No Score Yet Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere) Mimi 1935
No Score Yet Kid Millions Joan Larrabee 1934
No Score Yet Blind Date (Her Sacrifice) Kitty Taylor 1934
No Score Yet Let's Fall in Love Jean Kendall 1933
100% Whoopee Bit Part 1930
No Score Yet Doughboys Wac 1930


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