Ann Sheridan Biography

Birthday: 1915-02-21
Place of Birth: Denton, Texas
Height: 5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Wiki Biography: Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to Warner Brothers, which billed her as the "Oomph Girl," a name she despised -- although she certainly looked the part. She was allowed to mature into a leading star who could be the girl next door or the tough-as-nails dame. She was in a lot of comedies and a number of forgettable movies, but the public liked her, and her career flourished. She also gave great performances such as the singer in Torrid Zone (1940) and the waitress in They Drive by Night (1940). In 1948, she was dropped by Warner Bros., but came back in Howard Hawks' comedy I Was a Male War Bride (1949) with Cary Grant. She continued to make films into the 1950s but retired before the end of the decade. She starred in the soap opera "Another World" (1964) and the western series "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" (1966). Unfortunately, just as her career was reviving with this series, she died of cancer.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Pursuit Sunny 1958 - 1959
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Black Legion 1937 0
San Quentin 1937 Drama
Angels with Dirty Faces Laury Ferguson 1938 Crime, Drama
Dodge City Ruby Gilman 1939 0
They Made Me a Criminal 1939 Crime, Drama, Mystery
City for Conquest 1940 0, 0
Torrid Zone 1940 0, Biography
They Drive by Night Cassie Hartley 1940 Crime, Drama
The Man Who Came to Dinner Lorraine Sheldon 1942 0
George Washington Slept Here Connie Fuller 1942
Kings Row Randy Monaghan 1942 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 Comedy, Musical
Nora Prentiss 1947 Drama, Music
The Unfaithful Chris Hunter 1947 Drama
I Was a Male War Bride Lt. Catherine Gates 1949 Comedy, Romance
Woman on the Run 1950 Crime, Drama
Come Next Spring Bess Ballot 1956
The Opposite Sex Amanda Penrose 1999