Did Ann Blyth ever make a movie with Robert Mitchum?
—Barb H., Iowa
Ann Blyth, 73, did star in one picture with Robert Mitchum, the 1952 wartime drama One Minute to Zero. In it she played an idealistic young U.N. official who falls in love with the colonel in charge of evacuating citizens from Korea (Mitchum). Born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., (pop. 9,983) this early bloomer was an operatic soprano singing on Broadway by her early teens. She made her way to Hollywood in 1944, where she made four musicals in a year. She was cast in numerous films in the '40s and '50s, earning an Oscar nomination for her memorable turn as the daughter in Joan Crawford's classic Mildred Pierce in 1945. She also appeared in a number of television shows, including The Twilight Zone and Murder, She Wrote. She was active in regional theater and summer stock through the early '90s.