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Ann Harding
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    (August 7, 1901-September 1, 1981)
    Born in San Antonio, Texas
    Birth name was Dorothy Walton Gatley
    Appeared in the films 'Paris Bound' (1929), 'Condemned' (1929), 'Holiday' (1930), 'East Lynne' (1931), 'The Animal Kingdom' (1932), 'When Ladies Meet' (1933), 'Biography of a Bachelor Girl' (1935), 'The Lady Consents' (1936), 'Love from a Stranger' (1937), 'Eyes in the Night' (1942), 'Mission to Moscow' (1943), 'It Happened on Fifth Avenue' (1947), 'Christmas Eve' (1947), 'The Magnificient Yankee' (1950), 'Two Weeks with Love' (1950), 'The Unknown Man' (1951) and 'The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit' (1956)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Tarnish' (1923), 'Stolen Fruit' (1925), 'The Woman Disputed' (1926), 'The Trial of Mary Dugan' (1927) and 'General Seeger' (1962)
    Appeared in episodes of 'Schlitz Playhouse,' 'Lux Video Theatre,' 'Ford Television Theatre,' 'Damon Runyon Theater,' 'Play of the Week,' 'Kraft Theater,' 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' 'The Defenders,' 'Dr. Kildare' and 'Ben Casey'
    She was typecast as long suffering high society ladies in tearjerkers, with one critic writing, 'The roles she played were always the same, but her co-stars changed.'
    She turned down the part in 'Of Human Bondage' that proved to be Bette Davis's breakthrough role (1935).
    Gossip columnist Adele Rogers St. John described her as 'The worst dressed woman I ever met in my life.'
    She became so estranged from her daughter Jane that when an author of 'where are they now' books contacted Jane to ask about Ann's whereabouts, the response was 'If you couldn't find her, what makes you think I can?'
    When she announced her decision to become an actress, her father, a career military man, banned her from the house and declared she was on 'the inevitable road to hell.'
    She was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress for her performance in 'Holiday.'
    She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for her work in movies and television.
    She survived her sailboat capsizing in shark-infested waters off Cuba.
    Myrna Loy called her 'a wonderful actress, completely without star temperament.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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