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Ann Rutherford

Ann Rutherford
Rutherford as Polly Benedict in Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Personal information
Birth nameTherese Ann Rutherford
Birth dateNovember 2, 1920(age 96)
Place of birthVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1935 - 1976
SpouseDavid May (1942-1953) (divorced) 2 children
William Dozier (1953-1991) (his death)
Awards1988 Golden Boot
Walk of Fame - Motion Picture
6834 Hollywood Blvd
Walk of Fame - Television
6331 Hollywood Blvd

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Ann Rutherford (born November 2, 1920) is a Canadian-American actress in film, radio, and television. She has had a long career starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly Benedict on the big screen of the 1930s and 1940s in the Andy Hardy series, and on The Bob Newhart Show as Newhart's character's mother-in-law.

Her first film role was in Waterfront Lady in 1935. She appeared in eighteen films between 1935 and 1937. It was in 1937 that her first notable role came as Andy Hardy's girlfriend, Polly Benedict, in You're Only Young Once. In the long-running, Andy Hardy film series, she played Polly twelve times, with the last appearance being in Andy Hardy's Double Life in 1942. Ann also played Scarlett O'Hara's younger sister, Carreen, in the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.


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