Ask AP: Ann Blyth

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 10, 2011
Ann Blyth gets some help squeezing into her costume for the 1948 movie <i>Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid.</i>

What can you tell me about actress Ann Blyth? I remember watching her in a wonderful movie, Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, when I was a girl.
Janet Winstead, Paradise, Calif.

Born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., singer-actor Blyth, 82, was performing on Broadway by age 13 and making Hollywood musicals at 15. She earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal as the wicked daughter, Veda, in Mildred Pierce (1945). Among her 30 movie credits are The World in His Arms, The Student Prince, The Great Caruso and The Helen Morgan Story. The mother of five was a spokesperson for Hostess Cupcakes on TV in the 1970s and last worked before the camera in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote.