Ann Blyth

Actor, Singer
Alternating between dramas and musicals, pretty Ann Blyth was already acting in elementary school and emoting on Broadway before she had even reached her teens. Discovered by Universal, she made some unremarkable films ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1928 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

The Helen Morgan Story 1957 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

Marsinah (Actor)

The King's Thief 1955 (Movie)

Lady Mary (Actor)

Rose Marie 1954 (Movie)

Rose Marie LeMaitre (Actor)

The Student Prince 1954 (Movie)

Kathie (Actor)

All the Brothers Were Valiant 1953 (Movie)

Priscilla Holt (Actor)

The World in His Arms 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thunder on the Hill 1951 (Movie)

Valerie Carns (Actor)

Brute Force 1947 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Mildred Pierce 1945 (Movie)

Veda Pierce (Actor)

The Merry Monahans 1944 (Movie)

Sheila DeRoyce (Actor)

Killer McCoy (Movie)

Sheila Carrson (Actor)

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (Movie)

Mermaid (Actor)

Once More, My Darling (Movie)

Marita Connell (Actor)

One Minute to Zero (Movie)

Linda Day (Actor)

Sally and Saint Anne (Movie)

Sally O'Moyne (Actor)

The Golden Horde (Movie)

Princess Shalimar (Actor)

The Great Caruso (Movie)

Dorothy Benjamin (Actor)

Biography

Alternating between dramas and musicals, pretty Ann Blyth was already acting in elementary school and emoting on Broadway before she had even reached her teens. Discovered by Universal, she made some unremarkable films with that company before being borrowed by Warner Brothers and cast in their Joan Crawford vehicle "Mildred Pierce" (1945). As Crawford's brazenly ungrateful and downright evil daughter, Blyth made quite an impression and earned an Academy Award nomination. Although a serious back injury sidelined her for over a year, Blyth bounced back and excelled at MGM, which showcased her considerable singing skills in such glossy productions as "Rose Marie" (1954), "The Student Prince" (1954), and "Kismet" (1955). As the 1960s rolled around, she opted to mostly stay out of the limelight, devoting the majority of her time to a growing family, but did return briefly to stage and television work. Blyth made a lasting impression in "Mildred Pierce," but with her beauty, lovely singing voice and solid dramatic ability, she gave several performances that rightfully earned her a place among the most talented leading ladies of the 1940s and '50s.

Relationships

Dennis Day Actor

Brother-In-Law
Born May 21, 1916 Died June 22, 1988

James McNulty

Husband

Timothy McNulty

Son
Born June 10, 1954; father, James McNulty

Maureen McNulty

Daughter
Born Dec. 14, 1955; father, James McNulty

Kathleen McNulty

Daughter
Born Dec. 23, 1957; father, James McNulty

Terence McNulty

Son
Born Dec. 9, 1960; father, James McNulty

Eileen McNulty

Daughter
Born April 10, 1963; father, James McNulty

EDUCATION

Ned Wayburn's Dramatic School

New York , New York

Milestones

1957

Left films after playing the title role in "The Helen Morgan Story"

1953

Early TV work on "The RCA Victor Show"

1944

Had one of her greatest roles as Veda in "Mildred Pierce"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress

1943

Made film debut in "Chip Off the Old Block"

1940

Made Broadway debut in "Watch on the Rhine"

1933

Debut as radio performer aged five

Was commercial spokesperson for Hostess

Made occasional guest appearances on TV, including on "Murder, She Wrote"

Returned to concert performing; has appeared at Rainbow & Stars in NYC

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