Ann Sothern wears multiple hats including stage artist, radio personality, film actress, and television Actress. She commenced her profession in the late 1920s. 
Ann Sothern was born on January 22, 1909, in Valley City, North Dakota in U.S. She was the oldest of three daughters. Her Parents parted ways in 1927. When she was five, she imbibed piano Lessons.
Ann studied at McPhail School of music, where her mother was a teacher of Piano. She assisted her mother on her concert tours. She became an accomplished pianist. She sang solos in the church. She also attended the Minneapolis Central High School. In 1926, she graduated from high school. 
Ann Sothern married twice in her life. In 1936, she married Roger Pryor. They parted ways in 1943. After that, she married Robert Sterling in 1943. They had one daughter named Patricia Ann “Tisha” Sterling. But they divorced in March 1949.
Ann got the role in the Warner Bros. revue The Show of Shows. But she had only an insignificant role in the show. In 1931, she appeared in leading roles in America` Sweetheart and Everybody`s Welcome.
Ann worked in several renowned film series including Congo Maisie, and Gold Rush Maisie. She also did popular radio series named The Adventures of Maisie.
Ann also gave several stage appearances. 
She won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Television Series- Musical or Comedy for the Ann Sothern Show during 1959. She was also nominated for various Awards including Primetime Emmy Awards during 1955 to 1959 for six times.  She also managed several businesses and Production Companies.
Ann is credited with two stars on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
Ann breathed her last due to heart failure on March 15, 2001. She was 92 years old. 


 

Agnes Moorehead English Actress

Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead was an American TV, Movie, Stage and Radio artist. She was one of the most renowned actresses of her time. She was considered to be very multi-talented because she performed in various fields like radio, television, stage, film etc. She earned a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards in her career. Agnes Moorehead was born on 6 December 1900 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. Later she moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her graduation from Central High School located in St. Louis, in 1918. In 1921, she earned a Bachelor’s degree, with a major in Biology, from the now Muskingum University, in new Concord Ohio. Here she gave the perfect fodder to her ambition by appearing in college stage plays. After that, she received an honorary Doctorate in Literature. She also earned a Master’s degree in English. Later on, she pursued postgraduate studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and she graduated from there with an honors degree in the year 1929. She also received an honorary doctoral degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Her married life was not successful because she married twice during her life. In 1930, she married John Griffith Lee, and they divorced in 1952. While they were married, they adopted an orphan named Sean in 1949. But it was not clear whether the adoption was legal or not. Later on, in 1954, she married actor Robert Gist but they parted ways in 1958. Agnes Moorehead was an ambitious girl since her birth; she had a burning ambition to become an actress. At the age of 3, she gave her first-ever public performance, reciting “The Lord Prayer” in her father’s church.  Agnes appeared in many films, radio, and television shows. However, her career was unsteady in the beginning, but she gradually moved towards success after she became very popular on radio. She appeared in movies like ‘Citizen Kane’, ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’, ‘The Big Street’, ‘Journey into Fear’, ‘The Youngest Profession’, ‘Government Girl’ and many more. She also ventured into theater histrionics, appearing on stage during her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Agnes died of uterine Cancer on April 30, 1974 at the age of 74, in Rochester, Minnesota and her resting place is Dayton Memorial Park in Dayton, Ohio.

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Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur or Beatrice Arthur is a former American actress, singer, and comedian. She is one of the few actresses whose professional career boasts of roughly seven decades. Arthur’s portrayal of Maude Findlay and Dorothy Zbornak bestowed her with two Emmy Awards. Born as Bernice Frankel to Rebecca and Philip Frankel in the city of New York, she completed her schooling at Linden Hall School for Girls and graduated from the Blackstone College for Girls, Virginia, where she discovered her passion for drama and the theater. Arthur has also served her nation in times of war, where she was a typist and a truck-driver for the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve during World War II. After being presented with an Honorable Discharge, in the year 1947, Arthur attended the Dramatic Workshop of the New School, New York. Her Broadway career took off at the Cherry Lane Theater where she portrayed the roles of Lucy Brown in “Threepenny Opera,” Nadine Fessler in Nature’s Way, Yente in “Fiddler on the Roof,” and Vera Charles in Angela Lansbury’s “Mame.” Beatrice pocketed a Tony Award in 1966 for her role as Vera Charles. The year 1971 saw Arthur play Maude Findlay in the soap-opera “All in the Family” produced by Norman Lear. The role of Maude catapulted Arthur’s television career and presented her with her TV show titled “Maude” produced by the CBS networks, who were impressed with her acting skills at the age of 50. She was presented with an Emmy Award in 1977 in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and was also the recipient of various Golden Globe Award nominations. At a time when discussing various social issues were considered as a taboo, Arthur boldly projected those through “Maude” such as drug use, the Vietnam War, alcoholism, the Nixon administration, gay rights, spousal abuse, and abortion. Due to the gravity of the situation in those times, most of the TV stations refused to telecast certain episodes, fearing a backlash from the mob. After nearly six months of the incident, the show was reinstated for a re-run which garnered a viewership of roughly sixty-five million. In 1978, Arthur was cast in the cult classic television film Star Wars Holiday Special, and also hosted the Beatrice Arthur Special in the following year. In 1985, Arthur’s role as Dorothy Zbornak in “The Golden Girls” fetched her several Emmy Award nominations and an Emmy win in the year 1988. In the years that followed, Beatrice appeared in brief roles in movies such as Mame, “Lovers and Other Strangers,” History of the World: Part One, and For Better or Worse. She also featured in cameos in television serials such as Malcolm in the Middle, Futurama, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Beatrice Arthur passed away on 25th of April, 2009 as the consequence of cancer.

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