Blyth, Ann (1928–)

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Blyth, Ann (1928–)

American actress and singer. Born Ann Marie Blyth in Mt. Kisco, NY, Aug 16, 1928; studied voice and spent 3 years as a soprano with the San Carlo Opera Co.; m. James McNulty (doctor, and brother of singer-comedian Dennis Day), June 27, 1953; children: 5.

Often remembered for her dazzling smile and soprano voice in musicals The Student Prince and Kismet, was also a fine dramatic actress, nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Mildred Pierce (1945); other films include Another Part of the Forest (1948), Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), Our Very Own (1950), The Great Caruso (1951), Sally and Saint Anne (1952), All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953), Rose Marie (1954), The Student Prince (1954), The Buster Keaton Story (1957) and The Helen Morgan Story (1957).

See also Women in World History.