Ann Sothern / Dorothy Lamour

Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Harriet Lake, 22 January 1909, Valley City, North Dakota, USA, d. 15 March 2001, Ketchum, Idaho, USA. Trained by her mother as a singer, Sothern appeared in the film The Show Of Shows (1929) but then concentrated on the theatre. As Harriette Lake she appeared in the Broadway musicals Smiles (1930), America’s Sweetheart and Everybody’s Welcome (both 1931), and the 1933 revival of Of Thee I Sing. Back in Hollywood, as Ann Sothern, she made Broadway Thru A Keyhole (1933), Kid Millions (1934), Folies Bergère De Paris (1935), and co-starred with Gene Raymond in Hooray For Love (1935). Sothern co-starred with Robert Young in Lady Be Good (1941), singing Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s ‘The Last Time I Saw Paris’, which won an Oscar for the Best Song. That film bore no resemblance to the similarly titled stage musical. She was also in Panama Hattie (1942), a dismal film version of Cole Porter’s stage musical minus most of the...

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