Apr. 28th, 1941
Born in
Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, Sweden
5' 5"

Ann-Margret's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The 10th Kingdom TV Show
The 10th Kingdom

Main Movie Roles

2009 - Old Dogs
2006 - The Break-Up
2006 - Tales of the Rat Fink
2006 - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
2004 - Taxi
2002 - Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
1999 - Any Given Sunday
1999 - The Limey
1995 - Grumpier Old Men
1993 - Grumpy Old Men
1992 - Newsies
1986 - 52 Pick-Up
1982 - I Ought to Be in Pictures
1982 - Lookin' to Get Out
1979 - The Villain
1978 - Magic
1978 - The Cheap Detective
1977 - Joseph Andrews
1975 - Tommy
1972 - Un homme est mort
1971 - Carnal Knowledge
1967 - Mondo Hollywood
1966 - Stagecoach
1965 - The Cincinnati Kid
1965 - Once a Thief
1964 - Kitten with a Whip
1964 - Viva Las Vegas
1963 - Bye Bye Birdie
1962 - State Fair
1961 - Pocketful of Miracles

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Barbara Halsted
Angela Britton
Aunt Edie
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Swedish born singer, with red hair who started her Hollywood career in quiet roles that usually went unnoticed. She was discovered by the legendary George Burns (1896-1996), when she was just a cabaret singer, and was often typecast as a singing sexpot. In the early 1970s, she suffered a very bad fall that nearly ended her Hollywood career, but she fought back to be cast as a sexy older woman type. Twice nominated for an Academy Award: for Carnal Knowledge (1971), and Tommy (1975).

  • 1972: Survived a dramatic 22-foot fall from a stage in a Lake Tahoe, NV, concert.
  • Rode a 500cc Triumph T100C Tiger motorcycle in _The Swinger (1966)_ (qv) and the same model fitted with a non-standard electric starter in her stage show. A keen motorcyclist, she was featured in Triumph Motorcycles' official advertisements in the '60s--for obvious reasons!.
  • Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
  • Her mother's name is Anna.
  • Toured Vietnam with the USO during the Vietnam war.
  • 'Ann-Margret' (qv) and 'George Burns' (qv) (who discovered her) were both Oscar nominees in 1975 (respectively for _Tommy (1975)_ (qv) and _The Sunshine Boys (1975)_ (qv). Mr. Burns won but not 'Ann-Margret' (qv).
  • Appeared on a network TV show featuring up-and-coming talent, and lost to a man who played "Lady of Spain" by blowing onto a leaf.
  • Was a cheerleader at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Other New Trier graduates include 'Ralph Bellamy' (qv), 'Charlton Heston' (qv), 'Rock Hudson' (qv), 'Hugh O'Brien (I)' (qv), 'Bruce Dern' (qv), 'Penelope Milford' (qv), 'Virginia Madsen' (qv) and 'Liz Phair' (qv).

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