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

  • Was first choice to play 'Gypsy Rose Lee' (qv) in _Gypsy (1962)_ (qv).
  • She had two Billboard Club Play charting hits.: in 1979 with "Love Rush," which climbed to #8, and in 1980 with "Midnight Message," that peaked at #12.
  • 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).
  • Both films for which she was Oscar nominated, _Carnal Knowledge (1971)_ (qv) and _Tommy (1975)_ (qv)), also co-starred 'Jack Nicholson' (qv).
  • She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated in the Tau chapter (Northwestern) in 1960.
  • Is not a natural redhead. That was 'Sydney Guilaroff' (qv)'s idea. The legendary hairdresser was also responsible for turning 'Lucille Ball' (qv) into a redhead.
  • Her mother's name is Anna.

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