Ann Sothern

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 66
Ann Sothern was an American actress who worked on stage, radio, film, and television, in a career that spanned nearly six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit parts in films. In 1930, she made her Broadway stage debut and soon worked her way up to starring roles. In 1939, MGM cast her as Maisie Ravier, a brash yet lovable Brooklyn showgirl. read more

Ann Sothern was an American actress who worked on stage, radio, film, and television, in a career that spanned nearly six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit parts in films. In 1930, she made her Broadway stage debut and soon worked her way up to starring roles. In 1939, MGM cast her as Maisie Ravier, a brash yet lovable Brooklyn showgirl. The character, based on the Maisie short stories by Nell Martin, proved to be popular and spawned a successful film series and a network radio series.

Birth Name

Harriette Arlene Lake

Born

Friday, 22 January 1909

Died

Thursday, 15 March 2001

Actress Filmography

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Mrs. Karmann 2007
The 74th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2002
That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) / Performer in Film Clip 1994
The 60th Annual Academy Awards Self - Nominee 1988
The Whales of August Tisha Doughty 1987
Biography Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
The Little Dragons Angel 1980
Flying High Miss Kirkeby 1978
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Mrs. Karmann 2007
The 74th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2002
That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) / Performer in Film Clip 1994
The 60th Annual Academy Awards Self - Nominee 1988
The Whales of August Tisha Doughty 1987
Biography Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
The Little Dragons Angel 1980
Flying High Miss Kirkeby 1978
The Manitou Mrs. Karmann 1978
Captains and the Kings Mrs. Finch 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II Dixie Donegan / (archive footage) 1976
Medical Story Mrs. Metulski 1975
Crazy Mama Sheba 1975
Golden Needles Fenzie / Finzie 1974
The Killing Kind Thelma Lambert 1973
The Weekend Nun Mother Bonaventure 1972
A Death of Innocence Annie La Cossit 1971
Congratulations, It's a Boy! Ethel Gaines 1971
Great Performances Self 1971
Alias Smith and Jones Blackjack Jenny 1971
Love, American Style Mrs. Devlin (segment "Love and the Bachelor") 1969
Chubasco Angela 1968
The Outsider Mrs. Kozzek 1967
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Aunt Magda 1966
Family Affair Florence Cahill 1966
My Mother the Car Gladys Crabtree 1965
The Legend of Jesse James Widow Fay 1965
Sylvia Grace Argona / Mrs. Argona 1965
That Regis Philbin Show Self - Guest, Self - Co-Host 1964
Lady in a Cage Sade 1964
The Best Man Sue Ellen Gamadge 1964
Get the Message Self 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Match Game Self - Team Captain 1962
The Lucy Show Rosie Harrigan, the Countess Framboise 1962
The Andy Williams Show Self - Guest 1962
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Helen Cox 1962
The Virginian Della Spencer 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Co-Host 1961
Password Self - Celebrity Contestant 1961
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Martha 1959
The Ann Sothern Show Katy O'Connor 1958
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Self 1958
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Susie MacNamara 1957
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Guest 1951
MGM Parade Dixie Donegan Crane 1955
Person to Person Self - Guest 1953
The Loretta Young Show Self - Guest Host 1953
The Blue Gardenia Crystal Carpenter 1953
Private Secretary Susie McNamara 1953
The Ford Television Theatre Christine Emerson 1952
The Name's the Same Self 1951
Schlitz Playhouse Liz Quiz 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Fraulein Helga-Flugelmeyer Skit 1951
The Jack Benny Program Self - Guest 1950
All Star Revue Herself 1950
Shadow on the Wall Dell Faring 1950
Nancy Goes to Rio Frances Elliott 1950
What's My Line? Herself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Ken Murray Show Self - Guest 1950
The Fred Waring Show Self - Guest 1949
A Letter to Three Wives Rita Phipps 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Herself 1948
Words and Music Joyce Harmon 1948
Celebrity Time Herself 1948
The Milton Berle Show Flora Sibley 1948
April Showers June Tyme 1948
The Judge Steps Out Peggy 1947
Undercover Maisie Maisie Ravier 1947
Up Goes Maisie Maisie Ravier 1946
Maisie Goes to Reno Maisie Ravier 1944
Twenty Years After (archive footage) 1944
Cry 'Havoc' Pat 1943
Swing Shift Maisie Maisie Ravier 1943
Three Hearts for Julia Julia Seabrook 1943
You, John Jones! Mary Jones 1943
Thousands Cheer Ann Sothern 1943
Panama Hattie Hattie Maloney 1942
Maisie Gets Her Man Maisie Ravier 1942
We Must Have Music Self 1941
Lady Be Good Dixie Donegan / Dixie Donegan Crane 1941
Ringside Maisie Maisie Ravier 1941
Maisie Was a Lady Maisie Ravier 1941
The Miracle of Sound Self 1940
Dulcy Dulcy Ward 1940
Gold Rush Maisie Maisie Ravier 1940
Hollywood: Style Center of the World Self 1940
Brother Orchid Flo Addams / Florence 'Flo' Addams 1940
Congo Maisie Maisie Ravier 1940
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President Ethel Turp 1939
Fast and Furious Garda Sloane 1939
Hotel for Women Eileen Connelly / Ellen Connelly 1939
Maisie Maisie Ravier / Mary Anastasia O'Connor 1939
Trade Winds Jean Livingstone 1938
She's Got Everything Carol Rogers 1937
There Goes the Groom Betty Russell / Bettina Louise "Betty" Russell 1937
Ali Baba Goes to Town Ann Sothern - at Fictional Premiere / Herself 1937
Danger - Love at Work Toni Pemberton / Antoinette "Toni" Pemberton 1937
Super-Sleuth Mary Strand 1937
Fifty Roads to Town Millicent Kendall 1937
There Goes My Girl Reporter Connie Taylor / Connie Taylor 1937
Dangerous Number Eleanor Breen Medhill / Eleanor 1937
Smartest Girl in Town Frances Cooke 1936
Walking on Air Kit Bennett 1936
My American Wife Mary Cantillon 1936
Don't Gamble with Love Ann Edwards 1936
Hell-Ship Morgan Mary Taylor 1936
You May Be Next! Fay Stevens 1936
Grand Exit Adrienne Martin / Adeline Maxwell 1935
The Girl Friend Linda Henry 1935
Hooray for Love Patricia Thatcher 1935
Eight Bells Marge Walker 1935
Folies Bergère de Paris Mimi 1935
Kid Millions Joan Larrabee 1934
The Party's Over Ruth Walker 1934
Blind Date Kitty Taylor 1934
The Hell Cat Geraldine Sloane 1934
Let's Fall in Love Jean 1933
Broadway Thru a Keyhole Singer / Chorine 1933
Whoopee! Goldwyn Girl 1930
Madam Satan Zeppelin Reveler 1930
Doughboys Chorine 1930
Good News Student 1930
Song of the West Bit Part 1930
Show of Shows Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers / Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers (as Harriet Lake) 1929
1988 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1965 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1959 Golden Globe Television Achievement Won
1959 Emmy Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series Nominated
1956 Emmy Best Actress - Continuing Performance Nominated
1955 Emmy Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series Nominated
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