Ann-Margret Biography (1941-)

Full name, Ann-Margret Olsson; born April 28, 1941, in Valsjoebyn, Jaemtland,Sweden; immigrated to the United States, 1946; naturalized citizen, 1949; daughter of Gustaav (an electrician) and Anna (a funeral parlor receptionist; maiden name, Aronson) Olsson; married Roger Smith (an actor, director, and producer), May 8, 1967. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; William Morris Agency, 1325Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.; Manager: AM Productions & Management, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 713, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer
Birth Details
April 28, 1941
Valsjoebyn, Jaemtland, Sweden

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Louise, Pocketful of Miracles, United Artists, 1961
  • Emily Porter, State Fair, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Kim McAfee, Bye Bye Birdie, Columbia, 1963
  • Jody Dvorak, Kitten with a Whip, Universal, 1964
  • Fran Hobson, The Pleasure Seekers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • Rusty Martin, Viva Las Vegas (also known as Love in Las Vegas), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Laurel, Bus Riley's Back in Town, Universal, 1965
  • Melba, The Cincinnati Kid, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Kristine Pedak, Once a Thief (also known as Les tueurs de San Francicso), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Maggie Scott, Made in Paris, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • Suzie Solaris, Murderers' Row, Columbia, 1966
  • Dallas, Stagecoach, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Kelly Ollson, The Swinger, Paramount, 1966
  • Carolina, The Tiger and the Pussycat (also known as Il tigre), Embassy, 1967
  • Maggie, Il profeta (also known as Mr. Kinky and The Prophet), 1968
  • Leticia, Sette unomini e un cervello (also known as Criminal Affair, Criminal Symphony, El gran robo, Il rubbamento, and Seven Men and One Brain), 1968
  • Singer, Rebus (also known as El crimen tambien juega, Heisses Spiel fuer harte Maenner, and Laberinto), 1969
  • Rhoda, R.P.M. (also known as R.P.M. [Revolutions Per Minute], Columbia, 1970
  • Ann McCalley, C. C. and Company (also known as Chrome Hearts), Avco-Embassy, 1971
  • Bobbie Templeton, Carnal Knowledge, Avco-Embassy, 1971
  • Nancy Robson, The Outside Man (also known as Un homme est mort and Funerale a Los Angeles), United Artists, 1973
  • Mrs. Lowe, The Train Robbers, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Nora Walker Hobbs, Tommy (also known as Tommy by "The Who,"Tommy: The Movie, and The Who's Tommy), Columbia, 1975
  • Charlie Minerva, The Twist (also known as Folies bourgeoises, Pazzi borghesi, and Die verrueckten Reichen), UGC/Parafrance, 1976
  • Lady Booby, Joseph Andrews, Paramount, 1977
  • Lady Flavia Geste, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Universal, 1977
  • Jezebel Dezire, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon'sThe Cheap Detective), Columbia, 1978
  • Peggy Ann Snow, Magic, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Charming Jones, The Villain (also known as Cactus Jack), Columbia, 1979
  • Sue Ann, Middle Age Crazy (also known as Heartfarm), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Stephanie, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Patti Warner, Lookin' to Get Out, Paramount, 1982
  • Jenny, The Return of the Soldier, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Audrey Minelli, Twice in a Lifetime, Yorkin, 1985
  • (In archive footage) That's Dancing!, 1985
  • Barbara Mitchell, 52 Pick-Up, Cannon, 1986
  • Rose Butts, A Tiger's Tale, Atlantic Entertainment, 1988
  • Jackie Giardino, A New Life, Paramount, 1988
  • Medda Larkson, Newsies (also known as The Newsboys), BuenaVista, 1992
  • Ariel Truax, Grumpy Old Men, Warner Bros., 1993
  • (In archive footage) Mrs. Walker, The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey, 1993
  • Ariel Gustafson, Grumpier Old Men (also known as Grumpy Old Men2), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Margaret Pagniacci, Any Given Sunday, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Mira Wexler, The Last Producer (also known as The Final Hit), Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Mrs. James, Interstate 60 (also known as I-60 and Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road), Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2002
  • Taxi, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Amanda "Maggie" Wyatt, Four Corners, CBS, 1997-1998
  • Miniseries
  • Ann Arden, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, NBC, 1987
  • Sally Jackson, Alex Haley's Queen (also known as Queen), CBS, 1993
  • Belle Watling, Scarlett, CBS, 1994
  • Patsy's mother, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City ofBoulder, CBS, 2000
  • Queen Cinderella, The 10th Kingdom (also known as Das 10te Koenigreich and Das Zehnte Koenigreich), 2000
  • Della, Marilyn's grandmother, Blonde (also known as Marilyn Monroe), CBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • The Way They Were, 1981
  • Lucille Fray, Who Will Love My Children?, ABC, 1983
  • Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire, ABC, 1984
  • Luanne Barnes, Our Sons (also known as Too Little, Too Late), 1991
  • Ingalill Lundquist, Following Her Heart (also known as Sing Methe Blues, Lena), NBC, 1994
  • Carol Stephens, Nobody's Children (also known as A Race againstTime), USA Network, 1994
  • Maggie Yearwood, Blue Rodeo, CBS, 1996
  • Title role, Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (also known as Seduced by Madness), 1996
  • Title role, Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story, Lifetime, 1998
  • Lorraine Petrovich, Happy Face Murders, Showtime, 1999
  • Claire, A Woman's a Helluva Thing, 2001
  • Tula Bouvier Jeeters, A Place Called Home, Hallmark Channel, 2004
  • Also appeared as Ruby, Dames at Sea.
  • Specials
  • The Andy Williams Special, NBC, 1962
  • Host, The Ann-Margret Show, CBS, 1968
  • Host, Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love, CBS, 1969
  • Jack Benny's Birthday Special, NBC, 1969
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1969, 1970, 1973
  • Swing Out, Sweet Land, NBC, 1971
  • Host, Ann-Margret: When You're Smiling, NBC, 1973
  • Host, Ann-Margret Smith, NBC, 1975
  • Host, Ann-Margret Olsson, NBC, 1975
  • Perry Como in Las Vegas, NBC, 1975
  • Host, Memories of Elvis, NBC, 1977
  • Host, Ann-Margret ... Rhinestone Cowgirl, NBC, 1977
  • Las Vegas Entertainment Awards, NBC, 1977
  • The George Burns One-Man Show, CBS, 1977
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe, NBC, 1977
  • The 49th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1977
  • Herself, A Tribute to Neil Simon, 1978
  • Herself, Cinderella at the Palace, CBS, 1978
  • Herself, Rockette: A Holiday Tribute to Radio City Music Hall, NBC, 1978
  • Happy Birthday, Bob, NBC, 1978
  • Las Vegas Palace of Stars, CBS, 1979
  • Host, Ann-Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls, ABC, 1980
  • Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops--1941-1972, 1980
  • George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Show, NBC, 1981
  • Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary TV Special, NBC, 1981
  • Hollywood's Private Home Movies, ABC, 1983
  • Perry Como's Christmas in England, ABC, 1984
  • America's Tribute to Bob Hope, NBC, 1988
  • George Burns' 95th Birthday, CBS, 1991
  • Our Sons, ABC, 1991
  • Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom, HBO, 1992
  • What about Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, Essence Awards, 1993
  • Tina Turner: Going Home, The Disney Channel, 1993
  • Host, Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1994
  • Presenter, Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1995
  • Peter Allen: The Boy from Oz, 1995
  • Bob Hope ... Laughing with the Presidents, NBC, 1996
  • Jack Lemmon, PBS, 1996
  • The 1996 Espy Awards, ESPN and ABC, 1996
  • A Conversation with Burt Reynolds, TNN, 1997
  • MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, syndicated, 1997
  • Stars over Mississippi, with Prince Edward, PBS, 1999
  • Bobby Rydell: Wild about Bobby (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Barbara Walters Special, ABC.
  • Episodic
  • Herself, "Variety Show," The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1961
  • The Ed Sullivan Show, 1962, 1963
  • Voice of Ann-Magrock, "Ann-Magrock Presents," The Flintstones (animated), 1963
  • Herself, "Lucy and Ann-Margaret," Here's Lucy, 1970
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1971, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1991
  • Herself, Omnibus, 1980
  • Herself, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1985
  • Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1996
  • Angela, "Millennium," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000
  • God, "Are You There God? It's Me, Ann-Margaret," Popular, The WB,2000
  • Barbara Halsted, "Goodbye to All That," Third Watch, NBC, 2003
  • Barbara Halsted, "Surrender," Third Watch, NBC, 2003
  • Barbara Halsted, "Payback," Third Watch, NBC, 2003
  • Made television debut as a contestant on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour;also appeared as guest, Reflections on the Silver Screen with Professor Richard Brown, AMC.
  • Stage Appearances; Major Tours
  • Miss Monda Stangley, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, U.S. cities, 2000-2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • And Here She Is--Ann-Margret, RCA, 1961
  • On the Way Up, RCA, 1962
  • Bachelor's Paradise, RCA, 1963
  • (With Al Hirt) Beauty and the Bird, RCA, 1964
  • Songs from "The Swinger" and Other Swinging Songs, RCA, 1966
  • The Cowboy and the Lady, 1969
  • Many Moods of Ann-Margret, 1984
  • Hits and Rarities, Teenager Records, 1990
  • Hits and Rarities, Volume 2, Teenager Records, 1992
  • Lovely Ann-Margret--Hits and Rarities, Marginal Records, 1995
  • Let Me Entertain You, RCA, 1996
  • Ann-Margret 1961-69, Bear Records, 1999
  • God Is Love: The Gospel Sessions, Greenhaw Records, 2001
  • Recorded Bye Bye Birdie (original soundtrack), Victor.
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • (With Todd Gold) Ann-Margret: My Story, Putnam, 1994
  • Also wrote Exercises for the Tired Businessmen.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 2000
    • Peters, Neal, and David Smith, Ann-Margret: A Photo Extravaganza and Memoir, Delilah Books, 1981
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 26, 1993; October 9, 1998, p. 65
    • Interview, April, 1993; January, 1996
    • New Yorker, February 3, 1992
    • TV Guide, February 24, 1996
    Electronic
    • Ann-Margret Official Site, http://www.ann-margret.com, August 4, 2004

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