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Finding Aid for the Ann Sothern papers, 1954-1961
PASC 144  
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Harriet Lake, later changed to Ann Sothern, was born on January 22, 1909 in Valley City, North Dakota. She was educated at the University of Washington and was trained as a vocalist by her mother. In 1929, under her real name, Sothern made her film debut playing small parts. She headed for Broadway where she quickly rose from small parts to leads. She returned to films in 1933 and under her new name, she found her niche playing lighthearted heroines in B pictures for Columbia and RKO. She moved to MGM in 1939 and gained popularity in the comedy-adventure series Maisie . She demonstrated her vocal, comedic, and dramatic talents in films such as Cry Havoc, Lady Be Good , A Letter to Three Wives , and Panama Hattie , among many others.
9.0 linear ft. (22 boxes)
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