|Born||Harriette Arlene Lake
January 22, 1909
Valley City, North Dakota
|Died||March 15, 2001 (aged 92)
|Spouse(s)||Roger Pryor (1936-1943)
Robert Sterling (1943-1949)
Sothern was born Harriette Arlene Lake in Valley City, North Dakota, but was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she graduated from Central High School in 1927. She also attended the same school with classmate Edward Heimberger (later to become known as Eddie Albert), who was already a senior. Sothern left home very young and began her film career as an extra in the 1927 film, Broadway Nights at the age of 18. During 1929 and 1930, she appeared as a chorus girl in such films as The Show of Shows and Whoopee! (as one of the “Goldwyn Girls”). She also appeared on Broadway and had a trained voice, occasionally singing in films.
On Broadway in 1931, she had leading roles in America’s Sweetheart (135 performances in which she sang “I’ve Got Five Dollars” and “We’ll Be The Same”) and in Everybody’s Welcome (139 performances).
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Ann Sothern sings “You” Never Know” :