Ann Harding Overview:

Legendary actress, Ann Harding, was born Dorothy Walton Gatley on Aug 7, 1901 in Fort Sam Houston, TX. Harding died at the age of 80 on Sep 1, 1981 in Sherman Oaks, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Harding was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1930/31Best ActressHoliday (1930)Linda SetonNominated
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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Ann Harding's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #16 on Aug 30, 1930.

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By Dawn on Apr 8, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(August 7, 1902 – September 1, 1981). In 1929, she made her film debut in Paris Bound, with Fredric March. A story about Jim Hutton and Mary Archer, who are happy to remain faithful to each other in spirit only. They are married with the bride believing that each should be all... Read full article


Happy Birthday

By monty on Aug 7, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Ann, born Dorothy Gatley, spent most of her childhood as an "army brat" constantly moving around before the family finally settled in New York. Ann first appeared on the stage while she spent a year attending Bryn Mawr College. She became a clerk and freelance script reader with a film company befor... Read full article


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Ann Harding Quotes:

Daisy Sage: Behold, the bridegroom cometh. And no oil for my lamp, as usual. A foolish virgin me. Oh, foolish anyway.


John Bolan aka Lt. Peter Stevens: My name is John Bolan. I was the pilot on your flight to Chicago yesterday.
Mrs. Jane Stone: Oh yes, of course. I didn't recognize you at first without your uniform.


Daisy Sage: You're a free man you know, Tommy, always have been with me, no questions asked, but oh, please, Mexico in June, together, because listen... No, don't look at me. Look in the other way.
[Takes a deep breath]
Daisy Sage: On the boat coming over, the sweetest small boy, about two, and I got crazy about him and I want one. I want one *badly*. So would you please be good enough to marry me?
Tom Collier: [Is startled and stands straight up]
Daisy Sage: Oh, you always said you wanted to and I wouldn't let you. Well, it isn't terribly serious, not a life sentence, you know, just for a little while if you like. Will be such a dirty trick on him if you didn't.


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Her vehicle The Life of Vergie Winters (1934), portraying an unwed woman who carries on an illicit love affair with a married man and bears his child, was banned in Chicago and placed on the Catholic Church's films to be boycotted.

Was the first major female star to join the Screen Actors Guild and later held the rank of 2nd Vice-President.

Unlike most film stars at that time, Ann dressed down off-camera and had little concern for her outwardly appearance. She often attended premieres without makeup or fancy hair-dos. Gossip maven Adela Rogers St. Johns claimed that Ann was "...the worst dressed woman I ever saw in my life!".

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