Ann Gillis Movies List

Ann Gillis
Ann Gillis
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
The Singing Cowboy

Actor Ann Gillis Filmography

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2001 A Space Odyssey
2001 A Space Odyssey ( English )
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Music Director: H.L. Bird , Winston Ryder , Malcolm Stewart
Release date: 05-04-1968
Big Town After Dark
Big Town After Dark ( English )
Director: William C. Thomas
Music Director: Darrell Calker
Release date: 12-12-1947
In Society
In Society ( English )
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 16-08-1944
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away ( English )
Director: John Cromwell , Lydia Schiller , Edward F. Cline , Tay Garnett , David O. Selznick
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 20-07-1944
Man from Music Mountain
Director: Joseph Kane
Release date: 30-10-1943
Bambi ( English )
Artist: Hardie Albright , Stan Alexander , Peter Behn , Donnie Dunagan , Sam Edwards
Release date: 12-08-1942
Glamour Boy
Glamour Boy ( English )
Release date: 05-12-1941
Mr. Dynamite
Mr. Dynamite ( English )
Director: John Rawlins
Release date: 01-03-1941
Nice Girl?
Nice Girl? ( English )
Director: William A. Seiter , Joseph A. McDonough
Release date: 21-02-1941
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Artist: Tommy Kelly , Jackie Moran , Ann Gillis , May Robson , Victor Jory
Director: Norman Taurog
Release date: 11-02-1938
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Ann Gillis Biography

Ann Gillis was born Alma Mabel Conner on February 12, 1927, in Little Rock, Arkansas. At age seven, she appeared in her first film, Men in White (1934), as an extra. During the next two years, she had uncredited appearances in six more films until she received her first major role in King of Hockey (1936). Warner Brothers Studios gave significant screen time to Gillis in this movie, in hopes that she would become another Shirley Temple. Although (like all child stars of the 1930s) she never achieved Temple's level of fame, for the next several years Gillis starred in many films, almost always playing a spoiled, bratty character. She had two rare sympathetic roles as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and as the title character in Little Orphan Annie (1938). One scene in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer called for her to go into screaming hysterics when her character was trapped in a cave of bats, and Gillis delivered in a powerful performance that is probably the most memorable scene of her film career. As Gillis grew older, however, her career slowed down, and she left Hollywood in 1947. When she left Hollywood she married Paul Ziebold and had 2 sons. She then divorced, relocated to New York City and married Richard Fraser, a Scottish-born actor (they had a son born in 1958). During the 1950s and '60s, Gillis made sporadic television appearances, and in 1959, she hosted a national telecast presentation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Gillis and her husband moved to England in 1961, and they were living in London when they heard of a casting call for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) that called for an American actress living in the city. Gillis auditioned and got the role; it remains her final film to date. Ann moved to Belgium in 1972 where she met and married Belgian René Van Hulst (deceased 1999). She lived in Belgium from 1972 to 2014 and became a Belgian citizen, devoting much of her time to painting and music, she was an accomplished pianist and harpist. She moved to England, UK in December 2014 and passed away peacefully on 31/1/2018.

Popular Co-Stars of Ann Gillis

Frank Ellis
2 Movies
Elisabeth Risdon
2 Movies
Walter Brennan
2 Movies
Jackie Moran
2 Movies
Marcia Mae Jones
2 Movies
Tommy Kelly
2 Movies

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