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Silver Screen Sirens: Ann Blyth

Ann Blyth (born August 16, 1928 in Mount Kisco, New York) is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but was also successful in dramatic roles. Most of her early roles were in musicals such as “Chip Off the Old Block” (1944), “The Merry Monahans” (1944) and “Babes on Swing Street” (1944) before appearing in the classic, Oscar-winning drama “Mildred Pierce” in 1945. Blyth’s performance as Veda Pierce, the scheming, ungrateful daughter of Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Blyth’s other films of note include: “Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid” (1948), “Our Very Own” (1950), “The Great Caruso” (1951), “One Minute to Zero” (1952), “The World in His Arms” (1952), “Rose Marie” (1954), “The Student Prince” (1954), “Kismet” (1955), “The Buster Keaton Story” (1957), and “The Helen Morgan Story” (1957). Ann Blyth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard for her contribution to motion pictures.

Ann Blyth

Ann Blyth

 

Ann Blyth

Ann Blyth

 

Ann Blyth

Ann Blyth

 

Ann Blyth

Ann Blyth

 

Ann Blyth promo for "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" (1948)

Ann Blyth promo for
“Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid” (1948)

 

Ann Blyth in "Our Very Own" (1950)

Ann Blyth in “Our Very Own” (1950)

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Humphrey Bogart – A Pictorial

 

“I have absolutely no interest in who gets the girl. I don’t care. I don’t see any reason to spend two hours to see who gets the girl especially since you know who’s going to get her from the beginning, usually the actor who gets the most money.” ~ Humphrey Bogart

 

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

 

“She’s a real Joe. You’ll fall in love with her like everybody else.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart laughing on set between takes of the Producer's Showcase live telecast of The Petrified Forest (1955).

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart laughing on set between takes of the Producer’s Showcase live telecast of The Petrified Forest (1955).

 

“I didn’t do anything I’ve never done before, but when the camera moves in on that Bergman face, and she’s saying she loves you, it would make anybody feel romantic.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Ingrid Bergman

 

Humphrey Bogart with Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" (1942)

Humphrey Bogart with Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca” (1942)

 

“Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the bejesus out of me.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Bette Davis

 

Humphrey Bogart with Bette Davis in "Dark Victory" (1939)

Humphrey Bogart with Bette Davis in “Dark Victory” (1939)

 

“She talks at you as though you were a microphone. She lectured the hell out of me on temperance and the evils of drink. She doesn’t give a damn how she looks. I don’t think she tries to be a character. I think she is one.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Katharine Hepburn

 

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn at a press reception at Claridges in Mayfair, London (1951)

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn at a press reception at Claridges in Mayfair, London (1951)

 

“You could argue with her, but she was tough. When Jack (cinematographer Jack Cardiff) saw her striding into the jungle alone one morning, he thought, ‘God help the jungle’.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Katharine Hepburn during the filming of “The African Queen” (1951)

 

Humphrey Bogart with Katharine Hepburn in "The African Queen" (1952)

Humphrey Bogart with Katharine Hepburn in “The African Queen” (1952)

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