Ann-Margret

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Real name is Ann-Margret Olsson
Also known as Slugger
Was born at 28 April 1941 (now is 77 years old) in Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, Sweden

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols andactresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through thefollowing decades and into the 21st century. Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County,Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson, who workedfor an electrical company. She came to America at age 6.

She studied atNorthwestern University and left for Las Vegas to pursue a career as asinger. Ann-Margret was discovered by 'George Burns (I)' and soonafterward got both a record deal at RCA and a film contract at 20thCentury Fox. In 1961, her single "I Just Don't Understand" charted inthe Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Her acting debut followedthe same year as 'Bette Davis' ' daughter in 'Frank Capra' 's Pocketful of Miracles (1961) . She appeared in the musical State Fair (1962) a year later before her breakthrough in 1963.

With Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and Viva Las Vegas (1964) opposite 'Elvis Presley' , she became a Top 10 Box Office star,teen idol and even Golden Globe nominated actress. She was marketed asHollywood's hottest young star and in the years to come got awarded theinfamous nickname "sex kitten. " Her following pictures were sometimesripped apart by critics ( Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965) and The Swinger (1966) ), sometimes praised( The Cincinnati Kid (1965) ). She couldn't escape being typecastbecause of her great looks. By the late 1960s, her career stalled, andshe turned to Italy for new projects.

She returned and, by 1970, shewas back in the public image with Hollywood films ( R. P. M. (1970) opposite 'Anthony Quinn (I)' ), Las Vegas sing-and-dance shows andher own television specials. She finally overcame her image with herOscar-nominated turn in 'Mike Nichols (I)' ' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and succeeded in changing her image fromsex kitten to respected actress.

A near-fatal accident at a Lake Tahoeshow in 1972 only momentarily stopped her career. She was againOscar-nominated in 1975 for Tommy (1975) , the rock opera film ofthe British rock band 'The Who' . Her career continued withsuccessful films throughout the late 1970s and into the 1980s. Shestarred next to 'Anthony Hopkins (I)' in Magic (1978) andappeared in pictures co-starring 'Walter Matthau' ,'Gene Hackman' , 'Glenda Jackson (I)' and 'Roy Scheider' . She even appeared in a television remake of Tennessee Williams'smasterpiece play "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1983.

Another latecareer highlight for her was Grumpy Old Men (1993) as the objectof desire for 'Jack Lemmon' and 'Walter Matthau' . Shecontinues to act in movies today. .

There is some small facts about Ann-Margret:
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#10) (1995).
  • Survived a dramatic 22-foot fall from a stage in a Lake Tahoe, Nevada concert. She broke an arm, suffered five fractures of five facial bones including a smashed cheekbone, and a brain concussion. 10 weeks later to the day, she was back on stage in Las Vegas (1972).
  • Was a cheerleader at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Other New Trier graduates include 'Ralph Bellamy' , 'Charlton Heston' , 'Rock Hudson (I)' , 'Hugh B. O'Brien' , 'Bruce Dern (I)' , 'Penelope Milford' , 'Virginia Madsen' and 'Liz Phair' .
  • Attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois but did not graduate.
  • She formed a lifelong bond of friendship with 'Elvis Presley' in their first pairing in Viva Las Vegas (1964) . It was kept alive by Elvis' habit of sending a bouquet of flowers to all of her stage-show appearances, until he died in 1977. She reveals her romance with Elvis in her autobiography.
  • On August 19, 2000, she suffered three broken ribs and a fractured shoulder when she was thrown off a motorcycle she was driving in rural Minnesota.
  • (November 1960) Discovered by actor/comedian 'George Burns (I)' when he heard her sing in a campus musical at Northwestern University and hired her to be a part of his Las Vegas act.
  • Has appeared on a network television show featuring up-and-coming talent, and lost to a man who played "Lady of Spain" by blowing onto a leaf.
  • Speaks Swedish fluently.
  • Is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was initiated in the Tau chapter (Northwestern University) in 1960.
  • Rode a 500cc Triumph T100C Tiger motorcycle in The Swinger (1966) and the same model fitted with a non-standard electric starter in her stage show. A keen motorcyclist, she was featured in Triumph Motorcycles' official commercials in the 1960s -- for obvious reasons.
  • During the Vietnam War, she toured with the USO to entertain U.S. troops in Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia. She still has great affection for the veterans and refers to them as "my gentlemen".
  • She had two Billboard Club Play charting hits: in 1979 with "Love Rush" which climbed to #8, and in 1980 with "Midnight Message" that peaked at #12.
  • Was the first choice to play 'Gypsy Rose Lee' in Gypsy (1962) , before 'Natalie Wood (I)' was cast.
  • Is not a natural redhead. That was 'Sydney Guilaroff' 's idea. The legendary hairdresser was also responsible for turning 'Lucille Ball' into a redhead.
  • Both films for which she was Oscar nominated, Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Tommy (1975) , also co-starred 'Jack Nicholson (I)' .
  • Wrote her autobiography when she heard that an unauthorized biography was in the works and wanted to beat the unauthorized biography to press.
  • Turned down the leading roles in Cat Ballou (1965) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967) for better-paying but lower-quality films.
  • She and 'George Burns (I)' (who discovered her) were both Oscar nominees in 1975 (respectively for Tommy (1975) and The Sunshine Boys (1975/I) . Burns won but she did not.
  • Combining her previous work in Viva Las Vegas (1964) with 'Elvis Presley' and guest starring on "The Flintstones" (1960) as Ann-Margrock, she sang the title song in the Flintstones live action movie prequel The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) .
  • Almost married 'Burt Sugarman' in 1962.
  • She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1949 and took dance lessons at the Marjorie Young School of Dance, showing her natural ability from the beginning, easily mimicking all the steps.
  • 'Paul Lynde' played her father in Bye Bye Birdie (1963) . He later appeared as a producer on an episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965) , and a character asks him what Ann-Margret is really like.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  • In 2013, she experienced a resurge in popularity thanks to her most famous film being the center of attention during an episode of the television series "Mad Men" (2007) .
  • (March 2003) Performed in her first nightclub act in more than a decade at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Her last live performance was at Caesars Atlantic City 11 years prior.
  • Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Tommy (1975) . The others, in chronological order, are: 'Bessie Love' (The Broadway Melody (1929) ), 'Grace Moore (I)' (One Night of Love (1934) ), 'Jean Hagen' (Singin' in the Rain (1952) ), 'Marjorie Rambeau' (Torch Song (1953) ), 'Dorothy Dandridge' (Carmen Jones (1954) ), 'Deborah Kerr' (The King and I (1956) ), 'Rita Moreno (I)' (West Side Story (1961) ), 'Gladys Cooper (I)' (My Fair Lady (1964) ), 'Julie Andrews (I)' (Mary Poppins (1964) , The Sound of Music (1965) , and Victor Victoria (1982) ), 'Debbie Reynolds (I)' (The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) ), 'Peggy Wood (I)' (The Sound of Music (1965) ), 'Carol Channing' (Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) ), 'Kay Medford' (Funny Girl (1968) ), 'Barbra Streisand' (Funny Girl (1968) ), 'Liza Minnelli' (Cabaret (1972) ), 'Ronee Blakley' (Nashville (1975) ), 'Lily Tomlin' (Nashville (1975) ), 'Lesley Ann Warren' (Victor Victoria (1982) ), 'Amy Irving (I)' (Yentl (1983) ), 'Nicole Kidman' (Moulin Rouge! (2001) ), 'Queen Latifah' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Catherine Zeta-Jones' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Renée Zellweger' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Jennifer Hudson (I)' (Dreamgirls (2006) ), 'Penelope Cruz' (Nine (2009) ), 'Anne Hathaway' (Les Misérables (2012) ), and 'Meryl Streep' (Into the Woods (2014) ).
  • She was cast as 'Peter Fonda (I)' 's ex-wife in the crime drama The Limey (1999) , but all her scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
  • Is one of six Swedish actresses to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The others are 'Ingrid Bergman (I)' , 'Anita Ekberg' , 'Lena Olin' , 'Ann-Margret' ,'Rebecca Ferguson (I)' and 'Alicia Vikander' .
  • Is one of five Swedish actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award. The others are 'Greta Garbo' , 'Ingrid Bergman (I)' , 'Lena Olin' and 'Alicia Vikander' . The only Swedish actor to be nominated is 'Max von Sydow (I)' .
  • Her favorite impersonator was 'Michael A. Andrews' .
Also look some video clip about Ann-Margret:
There is the list of movies, where Ann-Margret was taked part:
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1 A Conversation with Burt Reynolds movie A Conversation with Burt Reynolds 1997 as Herself
2 Alls Faire in Love movie Alls Faire in Love 2009 as Her Majesty The Queen
3 Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I) movie Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I) 2014 as Herself
4 Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls movie Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls 1980 as Herself
5 Ann-Margret: When Youre Smiling movie Ann-Margret: When Youre Smiling 1973 as Herself - Host/Performer
6 Bob Hopes Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 movie Bob Hopes Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 as Herself
7 George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business movie George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business 1983 as Herself
8 George Burns 95th Birthday Party movie George Burns 95th Birthday Party 1991 as Herself
9 Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration movie Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 as Herself - Host
10 I Ought to Be in Pictures movie I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 as Steffy Blondell
11 Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny movie Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 as Herself
12 Meet the Carters movie Meet the Carters 2009 as Clip from 'Here's Lucy'
13 Paul Anka ... Music My Way movie Paul Anka ... Music My Way 1977 as Herself - Cameo
14 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder movie Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder 2000 as Nedra Paugh
15 Perry Comos Christmas in England movie Perry Comos Christmas in England 1984 as Herself
16 Rona Looks at Raquel, Liza, Cher and Ann-Margret movie Rona Looks at Raquel, Liza, Cher and Ann-Margret 1975 as Herself
17 The 1st Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 1st Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1975 as Herself - Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture Actor
18 The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards movie The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2010 as Herself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
19 The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards movie The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 as Herself - Presenter
20 The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1972 as Herself
21 The 2nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 2nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1976 as Herself - Presenter: Favourite Movie
22 The 35th Annual Academy Awards movie The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 as Herself - Audience Member
23 The 37th Annual Academy Awards movie The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 as Herself - Audience Member
24 The 39th Annual Academy Awards movie The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 as Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
25 The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress/Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
26 The 46th Annual Academy Awards movie The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 as Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song
27 The George Burns One-Man Show movie The George Burns One-Man Show 1977 as Ann Margret
28 The Last Remake of Beau Geste movie The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1977 as Flavia Geste
29 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles movie The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 1987 as Ann Arden Grenville
30 What About Me? Im Only 3! movie What About Me? Im Only 3! 1992 as Herself - Host
31 Dream Girl of 67 movie Dream Girl of 67 1966 as Herself - Fashion Hostess
32 Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon movie Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1966 as Herself
33 Reflections on the Silver Screen movie Reflections on the Silver Screen 1990 as Herself
34 Toast of the Town movie Toast of the Town 1948 as Herself - Audience Bow
35 1993 Essence Awards movie 1993 Essence Awards 1993 as Herself
36 52 Pick-Up movie 52 Pick-Up 1986 as Barbara Mitchell
37 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 as Herself
38 7 uomini e un cervello movie 7 uomini e un cervello 1968 as Leticia
39 A Handful of Beans movie A Handful of Beans 2010 as Martha
40 A Little Like Magic movie A Little Like Magic 1985 as Herself - Host
There is the list of interview of Ann-Margret:
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), Iss. 453, 9 October 1998, pg. 65, by: Benjamin Svetkey, "The Cat's Pajamas"
  • "Sound Stage" (USA), June 1965, Vol. One, Iss. Four, pg. 18 - 27, 88, by: Stan Leppard, "Ann-Margret: Cinderella Lets Her Hair Down"
There is the list of some articles of Ann-Margret:
  • "Classic Rock" (UK), December 2007, Iss. 113, pg. 19, by: Sleazegrinder, "'Pin-ups (Ladies we loved):' Ann-Margret: The female Elvis and The Who's baked-beans girl. Tasty!"
  • "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), September 2006, Vol. 49, Iss. 5C, pg. 20-24, by: Nancy Griffin, "Va Va Vroom"
  • "Biography" (USA), July 1999, Vol. 3, Iss. 7, pg. 16-17, by: Alexander Wohl, "Biograph"
  • "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 981, pg. 86
  • "Radio Times" (UK), 9 December 1989, Vol. 263, Iss. 3444, pg. 22, by: Derek Winnert, "Profile: Ann-Margret"
  • "Oui" (USA), September 1977, Vol. 6, Iss. 9, pg. 111, by: staff, "Marty Feldman & Ann-Margret: she's his stepmother"
  • "Game" (USA), August 1977, Vol. 4, Iss. 8, pg. 24-30+106, by: John Collingwood, "Ann-Margret and her career"
  • "Ciné-Revue-Télé-Programmes (French edition)" (France), 8 April 1976, Iss. # 15, pg. 8, by: Mac Trevor, Joan, "Une pluie d'étoiles pour les Oscars !"
  • "Movies Today" (USA), April 1963, pg. 4, by: anonymous, "Hollywood Parade. Red Buttons has his own way of telling Ann-Margret what he thinks of her in "Bye Bye Birdie"."
  • "Cinémonde" (France), 14 November 1961, Vol. 29, Iss. 1423, pg. 13, "Pour les courbes d'Ann-Margret, Pat Boone se damne... car Ann-Margret, elle aussi, est un incendie"
  • "Life" (USA), 27 January 1961, Vol. 50, Iss. 4, pg. 83-90, by: Grey Villet, "Who, Me? $10,000 a Week!"
There is the list of some printed articles of Ann-Margret Olsson:
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), April 2004, Vol. 28, Iss. 127, pg. 26, by: staff, "Now Showing: Ann-Margret"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), June 2003, Vol. 25, Iss. 117, pg. 72, "Redheads : Ann-Margret"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), November 2001, Vol. 23, Iss. 100, pg. 77, "100 Sexiest Celebrities Of All Time Nude! #39 : See Her, Feel Her"
  • "Playboy Special Edition" (USA), August 1999, pg. 25, by: staff, "Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century"
  • "Jukebox Magazine" (France), June 1999, Iss. 141, pg. 53, "Elvis Presley et l'actrice-chanteuse Ann-Margret, tous deux sur RCA"
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1999, Vol. 46, Iss. 1, pg. 105-128+214-220, by: D. Keith Mano, "Sex Stars Of The Century"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1994, Vol. 7, Iss. 6, pg. 18-19, by: staff, "Lip Service: Ann-Margret"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 6, Iss. 8, pg. 8-9, by: staff, "Anatomy Awards 4: Ann-Margret"
  • "Premiere" (USA), September 1989, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pg. 76, by: Douglas Kirkland, "Douglas Kirkland: He is a Camera"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1988, Vol. 2, Iss. 1, pg. 6-9, by: staff, "Ann-Margret"
  • "Knave International" (USA), March 1982, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, pg. 30, by: staff, "Star Bods: your favorite celebrities take it all off!!"
  • "Le Nouveau Cinémonde" (France), 2 January 1980, Iss. 1726, pg. 30, "Ann-Margret"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), 1979, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 25-29, by: staff, "Viva Las Vegas Sweetheart"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1978, Vol. 25, Iss. 12, pg. 388, by: John Engstead, "Grapevine: Rockette Around the Clock"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1978, Vol. 25, Iss. 12, pg. 240, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars Of 1978"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1978, Vol. 25, Iss. 11, pg. 184, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex in Cinema 1978"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1977, Vol. 24, Iss. 12, pg. 210, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex Stars Of 1977"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1977, Vol. 24, Iss. 11, pg. 167, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema 1977"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1976, Vol. 23, Iss. 12, pg. 184, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex Stars of 1976"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1975, Vol. 22, Iss. 12, pg. 180, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex Stars Of 1975"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1975, Vol. 22, Iss. 11, pg. 133, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema - 1975"
  • "Playboy" (USA), July 1973, Vol. 20, Iss. 7, pg. 125, "Great gorge!"
  • "Saga" (USA), January 1969, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 41, by: Raphael / Gamma LTD, "Saga's Seductive Star Parade"
  • "Playboy" (USA), April 1968, Vol. 15, Iss. 4, pg. 148, by: Arthur Knight & Hollis Alpert, "The History of Sex in Cinema - XVIII: Hollywood Unbuttons"
  • "ABC Film Review" (UK), May 1967, Vol. 17, Iss. 5, pg. 14, "Book department"
The image of Ann-Margret Olsson was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 10 December 1988, Iss. 50
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), 1979, Vol. 1, Iss. 1
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 18 December 1978
  • "Skoop" (Netherlands), November 1978
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 28 August 1978
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 29 August 1977
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 24 March 1975
  • "Films Illustrated" (UK), October 1971
  • "Cine en 7 dias" (Spain), 4 March 1967
  • "Parade" (UK), 24 December 1966, Iss. 1411
  • "Cinemonde" (France), 25 May 1965
  • "Parade" (UK), 15 May 1965, Iss. 1327
  • "Parade" (UK), 20 March 1965, Iss. 1319
  • "Life Magazine" (USA), 11 January 1963
  • "Parade" (UK), 5 January 1963, Iss. 1204
There is the list of some quotes of Ann-Margret:
  • The critics had an image of me, and they wouldn't accept any other... I was a cartoon character. A joke.
  • I was very flattered by the sex-kitten thing because I never thought of myself as that.
  • [on 'Elvis Presley' ] He's an animal. Definitely an animal. A very interesting animal.
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