Sothern, Ann, 1909-2001

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Born Harriet Lake on Jan. 22, 1909 in Valley City, ND; educated at Univ. of WA; trained as a vocalist by her mother; made her film debut (1929) in small parts then headed for Broadway; returned to films (1933) and played lighthearted heroines in B pictures for Columbia and RKO; moved to MGM (1939) and gained popularity in the series Maisie; started a successful television career (1950s) in her own shows, Private Secretary and later The Ann Sothern show; her numerous film credits include: Lady be good, Panama Hattie, Cry havoc, and A letter to three wives.

From the description of Papers, 1954-1961. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40889678

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Ann Sothern collection, 1986-[ongoing] The Community Library
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
creatorOf Sothern, Ann, 1909-. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
creatorOf Sothern, Ann, 1909-2001. Papers, 1954-1961. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972. Hobson Pittman papers, 1916-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Allen, Fred, 1894-1956. Mail call, radio program [sound recording]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Sardi's (Restaurant) caricatures, 1927-1952? The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Gard, Alex person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972. person
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Sardi's (Restaurant) corporateBody
associatedWith Sturkey, Don. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
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Television actors and actresses--Archival resources
Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources


Birth 1909-01-22

Death 2001-03-15




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