Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ann Rutherford, 1920-2012

The death has been announced of actress Ann Rutherford. Depending on sources, she was either 91 or 94. Rutherford was never really an A-movie star, in that a lot of her appearances were supporting roles. One of the best-known supporting roles would be as Scarlett O'Hara's sister Colleen in Gone With the Wind, which she also played Andy Hardy's love interest Polly Benedict in a whole bunch of the Andy Hardy movies.

One movie that I've recommended her in before that's really fun is Dancing Co-Ed, which has apparently gotten a DVD release courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection. (I could swear that the first time I looked it up on TCM's site this morning, the DVD didn't show up, but there is a link to purchase it.) Being in the Warner Archive, it's more expensive. Perhaps they could package it as part of one of those four-movie box sets dedicated to Lana Turner's early movies?

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