Knowledge Identifier: +Ann-Margret
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1941.
Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (10%), Vietnam (3%)
Linked to: New Trier High School, The Beatles, United Artists, CBS
Her father worked in the United States during his youth and moved there again in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company, while his wife and daughter stayed behind
Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the United States in November 1946, and her father took her to Radio City Music Hall on the day they arrived
She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1949 and took her first dance lessons at the Marjorie Young School of Dance, showing natural ability from the start, easily mimicking all the steps
Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia_Loren and many more.
Anthony Franciosa - He followed that with roles in several major films, including "The Naked Maja" with Ava Gardner, "A Face in the Crowd" with Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal, "Career" with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman and Orson Welles, "Period of Adjustment" with Jane Fonda, "The Pleasure Seekers" with Ann-Margret and Carol Lynley, "Fathom" in 1967 with Raquel Welch, "The Drowning Pool" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and "Rio Conchos" with Richard Boone and Stuart Whi
Ann-Margret began recording for RCA in 1961
Ann-Margret starred in "The Cincinnati Kid" in 1965 opposite Steve McQueen
Finally she starred as the lead in "The Swinger" in 1966 with Tony Franciosa
She has been married to Roger Smith since May 8, 1967; he was an actor who later became her manager
Three months later, she hosted "Memories Of Elvis" featuring abridged versions of the "Elvis" 1968 TV and "Aloha from Hawaii" specials
In 1971, she starred in Mike Nichols' "Carnal Knowledge", playing the over-loving girlfriend of a viciously abusive Jack Nicholson and garnering a nomination for the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress
On the set of "The Train Robbers" in Durango, Mexico, in June 1972, she told Nancy Anderson of Copley News Service that she had been on the "grapefruit diet" and had lost almost twenty pounds eating unsweetened citrus
In 1973 she starred with John Wayne in "The Train Robbers"
Karen Dotrice - In 1977, she appeared with Ann-Margret in "Joseph Andrews", a German telefilm based on the Henry Fielding novel "Joseph Andrews"
Adare Manor - The house and its grounds were used for the 1977 comedy film The Last Remake of Beau Geste, starring Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret and Michael York
She appeared as the wife of Roy Scheider's character in the 1986 crime thriller "52 Pick-Up"
In the 1987 movie, "Full Metal Jacket", Ann-Margret is shown entertaining troops stationed in Vietnam
In 1989, an illustration was done of Oprah Winfrey that was on the cover of "TV Guide", and although the head was Oprah's, the body was referenced from a 1979 publicity shot of Ann-Margret
Julie Andrews - In 1991, Andrews made her television dramatic debut in the ABC made-for-TV film, "Our Sons", co-starring Ann-Margret
In 1993, Ann-Margret starred in the hit comedy "Grumpy Old Men" reuniting with Matthau and Jack Lemmon
In 2001, she made her first appearance in a stage musical, playing the character of brothel owner Mona Stangley in a new touring production of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"