Ann Harding was an American theatre, motion picture, radio, and television actress. A regular player on Broadway and in regional theater in the 1920s, in the 1930s Harding was one of the first actresses to gain fame in the new medium of “talking pictures”, and she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931 for her work in Holiday. Harding was born Dorothy Walton Gatley, and was the daughter of a prominent United States Army officer. She was raised primarily in East Orange, New Jersey and graduated from East Orange High School. Having gained her initial acting experience in school drama classes, she decided on a career as an actress and moved to New York City. Because her father opposed her career choice, she used the stage name Ann Harding. After initial work as a script reader, Harding began to win roles on Broadway and in regional theaters, primarily in Pennsylvania. She moved to California to begin working in movies, which were just then beginning to include sound.
|Born:||Dorothy Walton Gatley, August 7, 1902, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|Died:||September 1, 1981, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)|
|IMDb:||Ann Harding’s IMDb|
About Ann Harding
Broadway turned movie actress who gained fame for her film 1929 debut in Paris Bound.
She started her acting career on Broadway.
She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1931 for her role in Holiday, in which she played Linda Seton.
She was married to her second husband, Werner Janssen, for 25 years before divorcing him in 1962.
She appeared in Holiday with Mary Astor in her most memorable role.
Information related to Ann Harding
- Actors from East Orange, New Jersey
- Actresses from San Antonio
- American radio actresses
- Bryn Mawr College alumni
- Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
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