Ann Sheridan

She was Warner Brothers' "Oomph Girl" and a popular WWII pin-up but Ann Sheridan fought to be taken seriously in Hollywood. After a fruitless start at Paramount, the ravishing redhead allowed the Warners publicity mill ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1915 in Denton, Texas, USA


Actor (53)

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)


Come Next Spring 1956 (Movie)

Bess Ballot (Actor)

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

Appointment in Honduras 1953 (Movie)

Sylvia Sheppard (Actor)

Take Me to Town 1953 (Movie)

Vermilion O'Toole (Actor)

I Was a Male War Bride 1949 (Movie)

Catherine Gates (Actor)

Thank Your Lucky Stars 1942 (Movie)


Juke Girl 1941 (Movie)

Lola Mears (Actor)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 1941 (Movie)

Lorraine Sheldon (Actor)

City For Conquest 1940 (Movie)

Peggy Nash (Actor)

Kings Row 1940 (Movie)

Randy Monaghan (Actor)

Angels Wash Their Faces 1939 (Movie)

Joy Ryan (Actor)

It All Came True 1939 (Movie)

Sarah Jane Ryan (Actor)

Naughty But Nice 1939 (Movie)

Zelda Manion (Actor)

They Drive By Night 1939 (Movie)

Cassie Hartley (Actor)

Cowboy From Brooklyn 1938 (Movie)

Maxine Chadwick (Actor)

Dodge City 1938 (Movie)

Ruby Gilman (Actor)

Angels With Dirty Faces 1937 (Movie)

Laury Martin (Actor)

San Quentin 1936 (Movie)

May (Actor)

The Great O'Malley 1936 (Movie)


Black Legion 1935 (Movie)


The Way of All Flesh 1926 (Movie)


Alcatraz Island (Movie)

Flo Allen (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)


Broadway Musketeers (Movie)

Fay Reynolds (Actor)

Casey at the Bat (Movie)

Florodora Girl (Actor)

Castle on the Hudson (Movie)

Kay Manners (Actor)

College Rhythm (Movie)

Gloves Salesgirl (Actor)

Fighting Youth (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

George Washington Slept Here (Movie)

Connie Fuller (Actor)

Good Sam (Movie)

Lu Clayton (Actor)

Indianapolis Speedway (Movie)

Frankie Merrick (Actor)

Ladies Should Listen (Movie)

Blanche Operator (Actor)

Limehouse Blues (Movie)

Girl with Couples (Actor)

Mississippi (Movie)

Extra, at engagement party (Actor)

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Murder at the Vanities (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Mystery House (Movie)

Sarah Keate (Actor)

Navy Blues (Movie)

Margie Jordan (Actor)

Nora Prentiss (Movie)

Nora Prentiss (Actor)

One More Tomorrow (Movie)

Christie Sage (Actor)

Shine On, Harvest Moon (Movie)

Nora Bayes (Actor)

Silver River (Movie)

Georgia Moore (Actor)

The Doughgirls (Movie)

Edna Stokes (Actor)

The Glass Key (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

The Unfaithful (Movie)

Chris Hunter (Actor)

They Made Me a Criminal (Movie)

Goldie (Actor)

Torrid Zone (Movie)

Lee Donley (Actor)

Wagon Wheels (Movie)


Wine, Women and Horses (Movie)

Valerie (Actor)

Wings for the Eagle (Movie)

Roma Maple (Actor)

Winter Carnival (Movie)

Jill Baxter (Actor)

Woman on the Run (Movie)

Eleanor Johnson (Actor)
Writer (1)

The New Voice 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)



She was Warner Brothers' "Oomph Girl" and a popular WWII pin-up but Ann Sheridan fought to be taken seriously in Hollywood. After a fruitless start at Paramount, the ravishing redhead allowed the Warners publicity mill to make her an overnight sensation, channeling the buzz to barter for better roles. She enjoyed name-above-the-title status for "It All Came True" (1940), in a role rejected by Bette Davis, then teamed with Davis for the screwball classic "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942), and more than held her own opposite studio mates George Raft and Humphrey Bogart in "They Drive By Night" (1940). It was as the small town heroine of "King's Row" (1942) opposite Ronald Reagan, that Sheridan became a bone fide star, but her tenure at Warners was punctuated by suspensions for turning down roles. Prior to breaking with the studio in 1948, she scored as a Frisco chanteuse who compels doctor Kent Smith to fake his own death in the noir sleeper "Nora Prentiss" (1947). As a free agent, Sheridan enjoyed one of her better roles opposite Cary Grant in "I Was a Male War Bride" (1949) but a downturn in her industry stock drove the aging actress to television. She capped her 30-year career as the star of the CBS western sitcom "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" (1966-67) but was felled by cancer before the end of the first season. Gone at 51, Ann Sheridan escaped in death the humiliating career twilights of aging rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, remaining in the eyes of movie lovers a quick-witted comedienne and a sensuous dramatic actress rolled into one unforgettable package.


George Brent Actor

Married Jan. 5, 1942 Divorced Jan. 5, 1943

Scott McKay Actor

Married June 5, 1966 until her death Jan. 21, 1967

Edward Norris Actor

Married Aug. 16, 1936 Divorced Oct. 6, 1938


North Texas State Teachers College



Starred as Henriette "Hank" Hanks on the CBS sitcom, "Pistols and Petticoats"


Last film, "Woman and the Hunter", made in England


Last American films, "Come Next Spring" and "The Opposite Sex"


Last film for Warner Brothers, "Silver River", starring opposite Errol Flynn


Made an unbilled cameo as a streetwalker in John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"


Became a full-fledged star of "A" budget pictures


Breakthrough role, "Angels with Dirty Faces", as the female lead in the hit gangster drama starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien


Signed with Warner Brothers


Began using the name Ann Sheridan


Screen debut, "Search for Beauty"


Winner of "Search for Beauty" contest

Played Cathryn Corniny on the daytime soap opera, "Another World"