In 1952 was included by the Fashion Academy of New York in the eight best dressed women of
Her biography on "This Is Your Life" (1952) was cancelled because she found out in advance what
was being planned.
In her will, she asked that her cremated remains be placed in a columbarium at a cemetery in Los
Angeles. Her biographer Karen McHale discovered that the actress' instructions had not
been followed and arranged to have her final wishes fulfilled. Hollywood Forever Cemetery donated
a niche and held a dignified service (presided over by her cousin, the Rev. Sallie Watson) on
February 21, 2005 - which would have been her 90th birthday.
Warner Bros. was eager to portray Ann as a "Girl about town," so her contract demanded that she
hit the nightclubs at least three times a week.
According to an article in The Newark Evening News, Ann kept busy during her 1941 strike from
Warner Bros. by rebuilding abandoned cars at a friend's garage.
In 1939 a fraternity bet inspired a UCLA student to handcuff himself to Ann during a movie
premiere and then swallow the key. A locksmith had to be summoned to the theatre to unlock her.
Had a large gap between her front teeth. She always wore a porcelain cap when having her picture taken.
In Italy, most of her films were dubbed by Dhia Cristiani. She was occasionally dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi,
Rosetta Calavetta and Maria Pia Di Meo, most notably in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).
Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" by Ray Hagen and
Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).
Was considered for the role of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), but Ingrid
Bergman was cast instead.