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ANN DVORAK BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Ann Dvorak was born on August 2nd, 1912 in New York City, New York with the birth name Anna McKim.  Her mother, Anna Lehr was a silent film star actress and her father, Edwin McKim was a director for silent films, hence her showing an interest in show business at a young age.  As a young girl she attended school at Catherine's Covenant in Manhattan.  At the age of eight her parents divorced and she never heard from her father or is where about till later on when she became a famous film actress. 
 
Her mother moved the family to Los Angeles, California to further her career and Dvorak became involved in films as a young child.  She also completed her schooling at the Page School for Girls in Los Angeles, California.   

As soon as the silent era ended and the start of 'sound' films came about, Dvorak got involved in the industry as a dance instructor working for MGM on their musical productions.  She was soon introduced to director Howard Hughes by her friend Joan Crawford and was signed to a contract with Warner Brothers in 1932.  She then starred in the film, "Scarface", followed by roles in, "Three on a Match" (1932), "Love is a Racket" (1932) and "Sky Devils" (1932).  As the years progressed, Dvorak was never pleased with the films she was cast in.  She felt they were of lower quality films and once even tried to cancel her contract with Warner Brothers over a financial dispute that a child playing her son in one of her films was getting the same compensation and she was.
 
Dvorak retired from the industry in 1951 following her dispute with Warner Brothers which caused them to cast her in bad pictures and standard roles not furthering her career.  She moved to England with her third husband and had a very successful marriage.
 
Ann Dvorak married three times, first to Leslie Fenton from 1932 through 1945.  Her second marriage was to Igor Dega from 1947 through 1951.  Her third and final marriage was to Nicholas Wade from 1951 through his passing.  She never had any children and after her husband passed she spent the remainder of her life in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
Ann Dvorak passed away on December 10th, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii from stomach cancer at the age of sixty eight.  She was cremated and her ashes scattered.  For her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry, Ann Dvorak was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Filmography

1952 The Ken Murray Show 
1952 Broadway Television Theatre 
1952 Celanese Theatre
1951 The Bigelow Theatre
1951 Gruen Guild Theater
1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
1951 I Was an American Spy
1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
1950 The Return of Jesse James
1950 A Life of Her Own
1950 Our Very Own 
1950 The Silver Theatre
1948 The Walls of Jericho 
1947 The Long Night 
1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
1947 Out of the Blue 
1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
1946 Abilene Town
1945 Masquerade in Mexico 
1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
1943 Escape to Danger
1943 Squadron Leader X 
1942 This Was Paris
1940 Girls of the Road
1940 Cafe Hostess
1939 Stronger Than Desire 
1939 Blind Alley
1938 Gangs of New York
1938 Merrily We Live
1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 
1937 She's No Lady
1937 The Case of the Stuttering Bishop 
1937 Midnight Court
1937 Racing Lady
1937 We Who Are About to Die
1935 Thanks a Million
1935 Dr. Socrates 
1935 Bright Lights 
1935 'G' Men
1935 Sweet Music
1934 Murder in the Clouds
1934 Gentlemen Are Born
1934 Side Streets 
1934 Housewife
1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
1934 Midnight Alibi 
1934 Heat Lightning
1934 Massacre
1933 College Coach 
1933 The Way to Love 
1932 Three on a Match  
1932 Crooner
1932 Stranger in Town
1932 Love Is a Racket
1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain
1932 The Crowd Roars 
1932 Scarface 
1932 Sky Devils
1931 The Guardsman
1931 This Modern Age 
1931 Son of India 
1931 Politics
1931 Just a Gigolo
1931 A Tailor Made Man 
1931 Dance, Fools, Dance 
1930 Love in the Rough 
1930 Doughboys 
1930 Good News 
1930 Way Out West
1930 Our Blushing Brides
1930 Children of Pleasure
1930 Free and Easy
1930 Lord Byron of Broadway 
1930 The Woman Racket
1930 Chasing Rainbows
1930 The March of Time 
1929 Devil-May-Care
1929 Manhattan Serenade 
1929 It's a Great Life 
1929 So This Is College 
1929 The Doll Shop 
1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 
1920 The Five Dollar Plate 
1917 The Man Hater 
1916 Ramona   





Matinee Classics - Flame of Barbary Coast
Matinee Classics - Ann Dvorak, born Anna McKim
Matinee Classics - Manhattan Merry-Go-Round starring  Leo Carrillo, Ann Dvorak, Tamara Geva, James Gleason, Ted Lewis, Cab Calloway, Kay Thompson, Joe DiMaggio, Henry Armetta, Luis Alberni, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, Smiley Burnette, Gene Autry and Louis Prima
Matinee Classics - Murder in the Clouds starring Lyle Talbot, Ann Dvorak, Gordon Westcott, Robert Light, George Cooper, Charles Wilson, Henry O'Neill and Russell Hicks
Matinee Classics - Scarface starring Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall, Inez Palange and  Edwin Maxwell
Matinee Classics - Scarface starring Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall, Inez Palange and  Edwin Maxwell
Matinee Classics - Scarface starring Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall, Inez Palange and  Edwin Maxwell
Matinee Classics - The Crowd Roars starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh, Billy Arnold, Leo Nomis, Fred Frame, Ralph Hepburn, Wilbur Shaw, Shorty Cantlon, Mel Keneally and Stubby Stubblefield


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