Ann Blyth was recently kind enough to sign some photographs for MJB Memorabilia, I am personally a big fan of classical Hollywood cinema movies between the 1910s and 1970s, the actress’s and actors from these periods are simply brilliant.
Ann Blyth was born on the 16th of August 1927 which makes her 92 years old, she was born in Mount Kisco, New York to Harry and Nan Lynch. When Ann’s parents separated, she, her sister and Mother moved to an apartment on East 31st Street in New York city.
Ann was just 5 years old when she made her first appearance on children’s radio shows in New York and at the age of nine she joined the New York Children’s Opera company which was formed in 1943 and was located on West 55th street in Manhattan or known to some as the NYCO.
Her first acting role was in Lillian Hellmans Broadway play Watch the Rhine. The play ran for 378 performances between 1941 and 1942 and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play went on tour and when Ann was performing at the Biltmore Theatre she was offered a contract with Universal Studios.
Ann made her first film debut in the teen-age musical Chip of the old block in 1944 with Donald O’Connor and Peggy Ryan and directed by Charles Lamont and produced by Bernard W Burton, the movie was released on the 1st of February 1944.
In 1953 Ann signed a long term contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer. In 1953 she landed the part of leading lady in All the Brothers Were Valiant. Ann played the part of Priscilla “Pris” Holt which was originally going to be played by Elizabeth Taylor but she had to drop out due to pregnancy.
Ann has five children.