Ann Richards

Actor, Poet, Painter
This Australian-born actress appeared in six films in her native land before leaving for Hollywood with the outbreak of WWII. Ann Richards subsequently played a series of leads and second leads for MGM and Paramount in ... Read more »
Born: 12/12/1917 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

other (2)

Flattered 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

An American Romance 1944 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Biography

This Australian-born actress appeared in six films in her native land before leaving for Hollywood with the outbreak of WWII. Ann Richards subsequently played a series of leads and second leads for MGM and Paramount in the 1940s in such films as King Vidor's "An American Romance" (1944), William Dieterle's "Love Letters" (1945) and Anatole Litvak's "Sorry, Wrong Number" (1948). She retired to raise a family, but returned to the public eye as poet ("The Grieving Senses", "Odyssey", the verse play "Helen of Troy"). Later, she took up oil painting and lectured on her travels throughout the Soviet Union, China and Tibet.

Relationships

Edmond Angelo

Husband
Married 1949 until his death March 27, 1983

Paul Kramer

Husband
Married 1987 Divorced

EDUCATION

high school graduate

Milestones

1984

Appeared in Australian documentary "Don't Call Me Girlie"

1982

Researched, narrated, and co-produced (with first husband Edmond Angelo) "Ann Richards in the U.S.S.R.", filmed on a 50,000 mile tour

1980

Began prize-winning career as an oil painter

1937

Feature film debut in "It Isn't Done"

Appeared in five MGM films, the last being King Vidor's "An American Romance" (1944)

As a schoolgirl, was encouraged in her poetry writing by John Masefield, then poet laureate of England

Left Australia for Hollywood after outbreak of WWII

Discovered performing in little theater group by Ken Hall, producer and director for Cinesound Studios

Acted in several films for Hal B. Wallis' production company at Paramount

Bonus Trivia

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"Ann Richards has three alarm beauty and four alarm talent"--TIME Magazine

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"Ann Richards is charming . . . and I mean charming"--Louella Parsons

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