Ann Sheridan Trivia


She was named after a neighbor, Clara Evans.

Appeared under her real name through 1935.

Was named Max Factor's "Girl of the Year" for 1939.

Was used as a body double (hands, legs, shoulders) while at Paramount.

Was Frank Capra 's first choice for the role of Ann Mitchell in Meet John Doe (1941) but she was vetoed by Warner Bros. in a contract dispute.

Due to her being known as "The Oomph Girl" she later became the inspiration for the brand of woman's house-slippers called "Oomphies".

Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 7024 Hollywood Blvd.

After making San Quentin (1937), in which they played brother and sister, Sheridan and Humphrey Bogart became friends and began referring to each other as "Sister Annie" and "Brother Bogie".

She was the original choice for Panama Smith in The Roaring Twenties (1939). The role eventually went to Gladys George.

Measurements: 36-25-35 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

In 1952 was included by the Fashion Academy of New York in the eight best dressed women of America.

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.


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