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Anne Jeffreys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Anne Jeffreys (born on January 26, 1923) is an American actress and singer. Born Annie Carmichael in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Jeffreys entered the entertainment field at a young age; her initial training was in voice (she was an accomplished soprano), but she decided as a teenager to sign with the John Robert Powers agency as a junior model. Her plans for an operatic career were sidelined when she was cast in a staged musical review, Fun for the Money. Her appearance in that revue led to her being cast in her first movie role, in I Married an Angel (1942), starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. She was under contract to both RKO and Republic Studios during the 1940s, including several appearances as Tess Trueheart in the Dick Tracy series, and the 1944 Frank Sinatra musical Step Lively. She also appeared in the horror comedy Zombies on Broadway with Wally Brown and Alan Carney in 1945. When her career faltered, she instead focused on her stage career, playing lead roles on Broadway in productions such as the 1947 opera Street Scene, the 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate (having replaced Patricia Morison) and the 1952 musical Three Wishes for Jamie. With long-term husband Robert Sterling, who was first married to Ann Sothern, she appeared in the CBS sitcom Topper (1953–1955), in which she was billed in a voiceover as "the ghostess with the mostest". On December 18, 1957, Jeffreys and her husband played a couple with an unusual courtship arrangement brought about by an attack of the fever in the episode "The Julie Gage Story", broadcast in the first season of NBC's Wagon Train. After a semi-retirement in the 1960s, she appeared on television, appearing in episodes of such series as Love, American Style (with her husband), L.A. Law and Murder, She Wrote. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in The Delphi Bureau (1972). From 1984 to 1985, she starred in the short-lived Aaron Spelling series Finder of Lost Loves. She also appeared in Baywatch as David Hasselhoff's mother, and also had a recurring role in the night-time soap Falcon Crest as Amanda Croft. In 1979, she guest-starred as Siress Blassie in the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Man With Nine Lives" as a love interest of Chameleon, a part played by Fred Astaire. She was the last person to dance with him onscreen. She also guess-starred as Prime Minister Dyne in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Planet of the Amazon Women" as the leader of the titular planet. Her most recent career has been in daytime television; since 1984, she has appeared on the soap opera General Hospital (as well as its short-lived spinoff, Port Charles) as wealthy socialite Amanda Barrington. Jeffreys' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 1501 Vine Street. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anne Jeffreys, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jan 26, 1923 In Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the movie Billy the Kid Trapped 1942-02-27
Latest Project:
Movie Time to Pay 2012-05-05
Known For
Poster of Love That Jill
Poster of Hidden Valley Outlaws
Poster of Death Valley Manhunt
Poster of Calling Wild Bill Elliott
Filmography
Movie Time to Pay Susanna 2012-05-05
Movie Empire State Building Murders Betty Clark 2008-08-14
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Finder of Lost Loves 1984-09-22
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Mr. Merlin Unknown 1981-10-07
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Unknown 1979-09-20
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-04-25
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Series The Delphi Bureau 1972-10-05
Movie Panic in the City Myra Pryor 1968-10-01
Movie Ghostbreakers Florence Blackstone 1967-09-08
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie Boys' Night Out Toni Jackson 1962-06-21
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Love That Jill 1958-01-20
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Topper 1953-10-09
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Return of the Bad Men Cheyenne 1948-07-17
Movie Trail Street Ruby Stone 1947-02-19
Movie Riff-Raff Maxine Manning 1947-06-28
Movie Ding Dong Williams Vanessa Page 1946-04-15
Movie Genius at Work Ellen Brent 1946-08-16
Movie Step By Step Evelyn Smith 1946-08-23
Movie Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Tess Trueheart / Blythe Belmonte 1946-12-18
Movie Zombies on Broadway Jean LaDance 1945-05-01
Movie Dillinger Helen Rogers 1945-03-02
Movie Those Endearing Young Charms Suzibelle, Officer's Club Waitress 1945-06-19
Movie Sing Your Way Home Kay Lawrence 1945-11-14
Movie Dick Tracy Tess Trueheart 1945-12-01
Movie Hidden Valley Outlaws June Clark 1944-04-01
Movie Step Lively Miss Abbott 1944-07-26
Movie Nevada Julie Dexter 1944-12-25
Movie Calling Wild Bill Elliott Edith Richards 1943-04-30
Movie The Man from Thunder River Nancy Ferguson 1943-06-11
Movie Death Valley Manhunt Nicky Hobart 1943-11-25
Movie Crime Doctor Reporter on Telephone (uncredited) 1943-06-22
Movie Wagon Tracks West Moon Hush 1943-08-18
Movie Billy the Kid Trapped Sally Crane (as Ann Jeffreys) 1942-02-27
Movie X Marks the Spot Lulu 1942-11-04