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Glamorous American actress, publicised by Warner Brothers as the “Oomph Girl”.
Sheridan was a trainee teacher when she won a Texas beauty contest and a Paramount contract.
Her film debut was in 1934 with Search for Beauty but after 20 films as a bit player she moved to Warners, who gave her featured parts in Sing Me A Love Song (1936), The Great O’Malley (1937), Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) and They Made Me a Criminal (1939). She went on to impress in other films such as Torrid Zone (1940), They Drive By Night (1940), Honeymoon for Three (1941), The Man Who Came To Dinner (1941), Kings Row (1942), The Unfaithful (1947) and I Was A Male War Bride (1949).Sheridan’s popularity waned in the 1950’s and she died an early death from cancer.
This is a very pretty vintage black ans white photograph (approximately 8" x 6.5"), nicely signed and inscribed ("To Ronald, Best Always, Ann Sheridan") in dark blue fountain pen ink across a lighter area of the image. There's a very slight "crinkle" to the top right corner and a very small "ding" in a busy area of her hat (and therefore imperceptible); the lower white margin has been neatly trimmed. These minor faults apart, overall condition must be rated very good.