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Robinson, Ann 1935–

Robinson, Ann 1935–


Born May 1, 1935, in Hollywood, CA; father, a bank employee; married Jaime Bravo (a matador), 1957 (divorced, 1967); married Joseph Valdez (a real estate broker), 1987; children: (first marriage) Jaime, Jr. (a sports director), Estefan A. (an actor).

Career: Actress. Worked as a stunt performer; appeared in commercials; frequent guest at conventions.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Girl at pool in home movie, The Damned Don't Cry, Warner Bros., 1950.

(Uncredited) Salesclerk, I Was a Shoplifter, Universal International Pictures, 1950.

(Uncredited) A Life of Her Own, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950.

(Uncredited) Clarisse Carter, Goodbye, My Fancy, Warner Bros., 1951.

(Uncredited) Gloria, I Want You, RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.

(Uncredited) Hat check girl at Mocambo's, Callaway Went Thataway (also known as The Star Said No), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951.

(Uncredited) Girl at palace, Son of Ali Baba, Universal International Pictures, 1952.

(Uncredited) The Cimarron Kid, Universal International Pictures, 1952.

(Uncredited) Girl in bar, City beneath the Sea, Universal International Pictures, 1953.

Lucille Grellett, Bad for Each Other, Columbia, 1953.

Nancy, The Glass Wall, Columbia, 1953.

Sylvia Van Buren, The War of the Worlds, Paramount, 1953.

Officer Grace Downey, Dragnet (later known as The Original Dragnet), Warner Bros., 1954.

Rose Fargo, Gun Brothers, United Artists, 1956.

Valerie, Julie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956.

Judy, Gun Duel in Durango (also known as Duel in Durango), United Artists, 1957.

Cleo, Damn Citizen, Universal International Pictures, 1958.

Showgirl, Imitation of Life, Universal International Pictures, 1959.

Dr. Van Buren, Midnight Movie Massacre (also known as Attack from Mars), filmed c. 1984, released in 1988.

Herself, The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (documentary), Arnold Leibovit Entertainment, 1985.

Dr. Sylvia Van Buren, Attack of the B-Movie Monster, 1985.

Party guest, My Lovely Monster, 1990.

Dr. Sylvia Van Buren, The Naked Monster, Heidelberg Films, 2005.

Grandmother, War of the Worlds, Paramount, 2005.

Some sources state that Robinson appeared in other films, including Black Midnight, Monogram Pictures, 1949; The Story of Molly X, Universal International Pictures, 1949; Peggy, Universal International Pictures, 1950; An American in Paris (musical), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951; and A Place in the Sun.

Film Work:

Stunt rider for Shelley Winters, Frenchie, Universal International Pictures, 1950.

Stunt performer in other films. Some sources state that Robinson was a member of a dialogue loop group for various films, including L'etrusco uccide ancora (also known as The Dead Are Alive, The Etruscan Kills Again, Overtime, Das Geheimnis des gelben Grabes, and Die Etrusker), Inex Film/Mondial, dubbed version released by National General Pictures, 1972; Supervivientes de los Andes (also known as Survive!), Aviant Films/Paramount, c. 1976; Volver a empezar (also known as Begin the Beguine, Starting Over, To Begin Again, and Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine)), Warner Bros., c. 1982, subtitled version released by Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983; and Tough Guys.

Television Appearances; Series:

Helen Watkins, Fury (also known as Brave Stallion), NBC, c. 1955–60.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Hollywood Aliens & Monsters (also known as To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Sylvia Van Buren, Watch the Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s, and Us, TCM, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Queen Juliandra, "The Cold Sun," Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (also known as Silver Needle in the Sky), syndicated, 1954.

Queen Juliandra, "Inferno from Space," Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (also known as Silver Needle in the Sky), syndicated, 1954.

Queen Juliandra, "Out of the World," Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (also known as Silver Needle in the Sky), syndicated, 1954.

Joan Carter, "Mountain Fortress," Cheyenne, ABC, 1955.

Liz, "The Deceiving Eye," Stage 7, CBS, 1955.

Margaret Perry, "The Bitter Rival," Studio 57 (also known as Heinz Studio 57), The DuMont Network, 1955.

Josie Howard, "The David Tremayne Story," The Millionaire (also known as If You Had a Million), CBS, 1956.

Queen Juliandra and Noviandra, "The Robot of Regalio," Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (also known as Silver Needle in the Sky), syndicated, 1956.

Paula, "Deadline," Cheyenne, ABC, 1957.

Anne Carter, "Borrowed Time," The Texan, CBS, 1960.

Julia Garcia, "Incident of the Challenge," Rawhide, CBS, 1960.

Miss Baxter, "The Deadly Key," Shotgun Slade, syndicated, 1960.

Sally Somers, "Rodeo," The Man and the Challenge, NBC, 1960.

Vivian Page, "The Case of the Slandered Submarine," Perry Mason, CBS, 1960.

Gloria Hale, "Double Image," Surfside 6, ABC, 1961.

Helen Cox, "Ambition," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1961.

Hetty Doane, "Billy Buckett, Incorporated," The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (also known as Wyatt Earp), ABC, 1961.

Joanna Cochrane, "Portrait in Leader," Peter Gunn, ABC, 1961.

Penelope Carmody, "A Slight Case of Chivalry," Surfside 6, ABC, 1961.

"Angel," Sugarfoot (also known as Tenderfoot), ABC, 1961.

"And If I Die," Ben Casey, ABC, 1962.

Manager, "Walk among Tigers," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.

Sylvia Van Buren, "Thy Kingdom Come," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1988.

Sylvia Van Buren, "To Heal the Leper," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1988.

Sylvia Van Buren, "The Meek Shall Inherit," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.

Some sources cite appearances in episodes of other series, including Adam-12, NBC; Bachelor Father, CBS, NBC, and ABC; Biff Baker, U.S.A., CBS; The Bob Cummings Show, CBS; The Burns and Allen Show, CBS; Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL), NBC; Four Star Playhouse, CBS; General Hospital, ABC; Gilligan's Island, CBS; It's a Great Life, NBC; My Little Margie, CBS and NBC; Police Woman, NBC; Waterfront, syndicated; and The Web, CBS and NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Night Stick, 1959.



Herself, The Sky Is Falling: The Making of "The War of the Worlds," Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Herself, Steven Spielberg and the Original "War of the Worlds," DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2005.



Starlog, issue 195, 1993.


Ann Robinson's Home Page,, January 18, 2006.

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