Ann Blyth - biography

Actor from United States of America

Ann Blyth Ann Marie Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles. Her performance as Veda Pierce in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Blyth was born to parents who divorced shortly after her birth. She was raised a devout Roman Catholic by her mother. Blyth began her acting career initially as "Anne Blyth," but changed the spelling of her first name back to "Ann" at the beginning of her film career. Her first acting role was on Broadway in Watch on the Rhine (from 1941 until 1942). She was signed to a contract with Universal Studios, and made her film debut in Chip Off the Old Block in 1944. In musical films such as Babes on Swing Street, and Bowery to Broadway (both 1944), she played the part of the sweet and demure teenager. On loan to Warner Brothers Blyth was cast "against type" as Veda Pierce, the scheming, ungrateful daughter of Joan Crawford in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce. Her dramatic portrayal won her outstanding reviews and she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. (Crawford won the Best Actress  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
ann_blyth,Ann Marie Blyth
Date of birth
1928-08-16
Place of birth
Mount Kisco
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
James McNulty
Children
Maureen Ann McNulty Terence Grady McNulty Timothy Patrick McNulty Eileen Alana McNulty Kathleen Mary McNulty
Profession
Actor, Singer

Education

Institution From To
Professional Children's School

Performances

Year Performance Character
1957 The Buster Keaton Story
1955 Kismet
1955 The King's Thief
1954 Rose Marie
1954 The Student Prince
1952 The World in His Arms
1952 One Minute to Zero
1951 The House in the Square
1951 The Golden Horde
1951 The Great Caruso
1949 Top o' the Morning
1947 Killer McCoy Sheila Carrson
1945 Mildred Pierce Veda Pierce

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