Ann Rutherford

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Ann Rutherford in Washington Melodrama trailer

Therese Ann Rutherford (November 2, 1917 – June 11, 2012) was a Canadian-born American actress in film, radio, and television. She had a long career starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly Benedict during the 1930s and 1940s in the Andy Hardy series, and appearing as one of Scarlett O'Hara's sisters in the film Gone with the Wind (1939).


  • Someday someone will have to sit down with today's youth and give them a man-to-man talk.
    • [1] Ann in an interview with Los Angeles Times in 1969.
  • One day my English teacher criticized me, and I was furious. I thought, I wouldn't have to listen to Miss So-and-So if I were an actress.
    • [2] Ann told The Times about her childhood in 1969.
  • I figured any man who'd ruin an unabridged dictionary must really care.
    • [3] Ann speak on how she met her husband in 1972.
  • Anyone who had read the book sensed they were into something that would belong to the ages, and everyone was in a frenzy to read the book.
    • [4] Ann made a remark on film legacy in 1989.
  • Our obituary will say we were in Gone With the Wind and we'll be proud of it.
    • [5] Ann speak about the film "Gone with wind" and obituary in 1989.
  • One thing I can say about this glorious business that we’ve been privileged to be a part of. Some people’s past rises to haunt them. Our past has risen to bless us, and to bring us to places like this, to dear, warm people such as you. As far as I’m concerned, this business has been a passport to the world, for all of us. No matter where we go, there is some soul lurking who will come up and say, “Aren’t you …? And didn’t you used to be …? And you say yes, and you’ve found a friend. And this can happen anywhere, thanks to the late, late show on television! And to wonderful people with very long memories. We bless you all!
    • [6] Ann speak on being an actress as a form of business in 1989.
  • My life has reached the point where I'm now 'camp'.
    • [7] Ann talked about her life in 1989.
  • I've been to location shoots in Mexico before, and everyone ends up getting sick. And me, playing someone who's 101-years-old? I'm not there yet!
    • [8] Ann explain how decline an offer in 1997.
  • I have copies of most of the films I did, people have been sending those to me, but I don’t want to look at yesterday. I’m looking at tomorrow, although I’m very glad that yesterday was there. That philosophy works for me. I have a gift of contentment. I am blessed to have the opportunities that I’ve had. My golden years were platinum years.
    • [9] Ann while in beverly hills, california speak about her years in 2003.
  • I just wanted to watch the book come to life.
    • [10] Ann with an interview with The Times in 2010.

Quotes about Ann Rutherford

  • She was a dear person, a very funny lady, wonderful heart, was always trying to do things for people.
    • [11] Anne Jeffreys describe the personality of the actress after her demise in 2012.
  • She loved it. It really stimulated the last years of her life, because she got thousands of emails from fans, She was in great demand.
    • [12] Jeffreys talked about how fans like the actress film in 2012.
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