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Ann Margret ACTOR


Ann-Margret was born on April 28th, 1941 in Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, Sweden with the birth name Anne-Margret Olsson to Swedish parents Anna and Gustav.  At the age of six her family immigrated to the United States of America and lived right outside of Chicago.  As a child she became interested in performing and began taking dance lessons.
She finished her early years of schooling and graduated from Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in American and then attended college at North Western University, however she did not earn her degree and instead decided to relocate to Las Vegas and see if she could pursue a career as a professional singer.  She was soon seen by George Burns a well known actor and producer.  He helped Ann get not only a record deal with RCA but also a film contract with 20th Century Fox. 
She began recording her own music with her first recording titled, "Lost Love" (1961) and then her single, "I Just Don't Understand" hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.  In 1962 she was given the opportunity to perform at the Academy Awards singing the Oscar nominated song theme from, "Bachelor in Paradise".  Later on in her singing career she recorded an album titled, "The Gospel Sessions" which earned a Grammy nomination and Dove nomination for Best Album of the Year in a gospel category.
Along with already establishing herself as a well known musical artist, Margret also became involved in the film industry.  Her acting debut occurred the same year as her record single, "I Just Don't Understand" hit the top charts.  Margret was cast as Bette Davis's daughter in, "Pocket of Miracles" (1961) and then worked on such other films as, "State Fair" (1962), "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963), "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) starring Elvis Presley, "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) starring Steve McQueen, "Bus Riley's Back in Town" (1965) and "Murders' Row" (1966).
Margret always had to fight the typecast 'bimbo' image of the roles she was constantly cast in and finally, later on in her career she was able to show critics that she as more than just a pretty face and was able to get away from her nickname, 'Sex Kitten'.  Some of her later film roles showing her acting talents were in such features as, "Carnal Knowledge' (1971), "The Train Robbers" (1973) starring John Wayne, "Tommy" (1975), "Magic" (1978) and "The Villain" (1979). 
Along with being a successful film actress and recording artist, Margret also made numerous television appearances on such series and television movies as "Who Will Love My Children" (1983), "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1984), "Queen: The Story of an American Family" (1993), "Life of the Party" (1999), "Touched By an Angel" (2000) and "Third Watch" (2003). 
Throughout her career she has already been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a total of six Emmy Awards.  In 2010 Ann-Margret won her first Emmy Award for her guest appearance on "Law & Order: SVU".    
She is most well known by viewers today for her role in the film, "Grumpy Old Men" (1993) followed by the sequel, "Grumpier Old Men" (1995).  Margret continues to work today in the industry with her latest role in the film "Cunning Little Vixen" (2011). 
Ann Margret has only married once to actor Roger Smith whom she wed in 1967 and they remain together today with no children. 


2011 Cunning Little Vixen
2011 Lucky
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2010 Army Wives 
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2009 Old Dogs
2009 All's Faire in Love 
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
2006 Memory 
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
2006 The Break-Up 
2004 Taxi
2004 A Place Called Home
2003 Third Watch
2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
2001 A Woman's a Helluva Thing
2001 Blonde
2000 Popular
2000 The Last Producer
2000 The 10th Kingdom
2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: Jon Benét and the City of Boulder
2000 Touched by an Angel
1999 Any Given Sunday
1999 Happy Face Murders
1998 Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story
1998 Four Corners
1996 Blue Rodeo
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story
1995 Grumpier Old Men 
1994 Following Her Heart
1994 Scarlett
1994 Nobody's Children
1993 Grumpy Old Men
1993 Queen 
1992 Newsies
1991 Our Sons
1988 A New Life
1987 A Tiger's Tale
1987 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 
1986 52 Pick-Up
1985 Twice in a Lifetime
1984 A Streetcar Named Desire
1983 The Return of the Soldier
1983 Who Will Love My Children?
1982 Lookin' to Get Out
1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures 
1980 Middle Age Crazy 
1979 The Villain
1978 Magic
1978 The Cheap Detective 
1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste
1977 Joseph Andrews 
1976 The Twist 
1975 Tommy 
1973 The Train Robbers 
1972 The Outside Man 
1971 Dames at Sea
1971 Carnal Knowledge 
1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land
1970 C.C. and Company 
1970 R.P.M. 
1969 Rebus 
1968 Criminal Affair
1968 Il profeta 
1967 The Tiger and the Pussycat 
1966 Murderers' Row 
1966 The Swinger 
1966 Stagecoach 
1966 Made in Paris 
1965 The Cincinnati Kid
1965 Once a Thief 
1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town 
1964 The Pleasure Seekers
1964 Kitten with a Whip
1964 Viva Las Vegas
1963 The Flintstones
1963 Bye Bye Birdie
1962 State Fair
1961 Pocketful of Miracles  

Matinee Classics - The Train Robbers starring John Wayne, Ann Margret, Bobby Vinton, Christopher George, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Jerry Gatlin and Ricardo Montalban
Matinee Classics - Ann Margret with Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas
Matinee Classics - Ann Margret
Matinee Classics - Bye Bye Birdie starring Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann Margret, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Robert Paige, Bobby Rydell and Ed Sullivan
Matinee Classics - C. C. and Company starring Joe Namath, Ann Margret, William Smith, Greg Mullavey and William Smith
Matinee Classics - The Cincinnati Kid starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn, Theodore Marcuse, Midge Ware, Jack Weston, Cab Calloway, Jeff Corey, Milton Selzer, Karl Swenson, Emile Genest, Ron Soble, Dub Taylor and Sweet Emma Barrett
Matinee Classics - The Cincinnati Kid starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn, Theodore Marcuse, Midge Ware, Jack Weston, Cab Calloway, Jeff Corey, Milton Selzer, Karl Swenson, Emile Genest, Ron Soble, Dub Taylor and Sweet Emma Barrett

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