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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