Dorothy Walton Gatley
|Born||Aug 7, 1901|
Fort Sam Houston, TX
|Died||Sep 1, 1981|
Sherman Oaks, CA
|Age||Died at 80|
|Final Resting PlaceForest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)|
|Top Roles||Helen Hopkins, Katherine Robinson, Linda Seton, Mary, Duchess of Towers, Norma Lawry|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Romance, Mystery, War, Film Adaptation|
|Top Topics||Christmas, World War II, Based on Play|
|Top Collaborators||Edward H. Griffith (Director), Samuel Goldwyn (Producer), Michael Curtiz (Director), Myrna Loy|
|Shares birthday with||Billie Burke, Joseph Sistrom, Nicholas Ray see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Stunning blue-eyed blonde, of genteel manner, good at suffering in thirties' soap operas. Her career suffered from typecasting, also from the fact that she moved over to "mother" and character roles rather too early. Her throatily attractive voice, however, continued to be heard in the cinema until 1956, and on television until 1965, when she retired. Oscar nomination for Holiday. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Harding was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1930/31||Best Actress||Holiday (1930)||Linda Seton||Nominated|
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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Ann Harding Quotes:
Joan Colby: Love? Marriage has nothing to do with love. Marriage is a business - at least, it's a woman's business. And love is an emotion. A man doesn't let emotion interfere with *his* business, and if more women would learn not to let emotion interfere with *theirs*, fewer of them would end up in the divorce court.
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.
Aunt Matilda Reed: Have you any idea how many toy trains are wrecked by fathers on Christmas Day, and how difficult it is to work a railroad system if one is over 10 years old?
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