Born Clara Lou Sheridan
Date of birth: February 21, 1915
Date of death: January 21, 1967
First role: Ladies Should Listen (1934)
Final film role: Woman and the Hunter (1957)
Final television role: Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats
Best known for…
…appearing in almost 100 roles over the span of her three-decade career
…being nicknamed ‘The Oomph Girl”
…being the heroine of the novel Ann Sheridan and the Sign of the Sphynx, part of a series of novels with famous actresses as their main characters
…her close friendship with Humphrey Bogart, alongside whom she starred in multiple films.
- Named “Most Cooperative Actress” in 1943
- Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960
More Ann on TMP:
Favorite things about… I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
It All Came True (1940) review
They Drive by Night (1940) review
Woman on the Run (1950) review
Hey Lindsey, thanks for spotlighting my fave! I never knew she was a character in a novel…pretty cool (just checked…one copy available at Amazon for $4).
You can find tons of copies of books from that series on ebay, though I’m not sure how many copies they have of her book specifically (or how rare it is compared to the others). I’d love to collect them!