Born 1915 in Denton, Texas, American actress and singer Ann Sheridan made her film debut at 19 in Search for Beauty, she played uncredited bit parts under contract in Paramount films for the next two years starting at $75 a week (equivalent to $1,400 in 2019).
Sheridan worked regularly from 1934 until her death, first in film and later in television. Notable roles include San Quentin (1937) with Pat O’Brien and Humphrey Bogart, Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) with James Cagney and Bogart, They Drive by Night (1940) with George Raft and Bogart, The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) with Monty Woolley, Kings Row (1942) with Ronald Reagan, Nora Prentiss (1947), and I Was a Male War Bride (1949) with Cary Grant.
In 1966, Sheridan began starring in a new television series, a Western-themed comedy called Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats. She became ill during the filming and died of esophageal cancer with massive liver metastases at age 51 in 1967, in Los Angeles.
For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Ann Sheridan has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s.