Remembering Ann Sheridan

Putting the "oomph" back in "The Oomph Girl"

About this site

I first became aware of Ann Sheridan a number of years ago when I sat down to watch the film "One More Tomorrow" on Turner Classic Movies.

The film, which premiered May 24th, 1946 (but was actually filmed between early April and early June 1943), also starred the Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, Reginald Gardiner and Jack Carson.

Ann plays a photographer. Jane Wyman plays her assistant.

I was bowled over when Ann first burst onto the screen. (Ann and Jane Wyman are drive up to Dennis Morgan's parent's house to take photographs of Dennis Morgan's character's birthday party).

I couldn't take my eyes off her.

Who was this beautiful creature I thought to myself and why haven't I heard of her before?

Ann was not only ravishingly beautiful -- she had a spunkiness about her.

The lines she delivered always hit their intended target.

There are many strikingly beautiful women of the 1930s and 40s...Hedy Lamarr, Joan Fontaine, Rita Hayworth, Vivien Leigh, Ava Gardner to name a few.

I knew of all those actresses, but I hadn't really heard that much about Ann Sheridan.

I began to buy all of Ann's movies on DVD I could find - and I made a point to watch any of her movies that appeared on Turner Classic Movies.

I also researched her life and bought any materials I could find that promised insights into her career and life.

In the 1940s she was Warner Brothers' top sex symbol. She was labelled "The Oomph Girl" (a tag she was not particular fond of). In a given week, she'd receive as many as 250 wedding invitation from adoring fans.

Like many classic movies actresses, the 1940s was Ann's most fertile movie-making decade.  For a full list of Ann Sheridan's movies, click here.

So why this site?

I'd started a site about Classic Movie People (still a work in progress) where I'd featured some information about Ann.

And while many websites feature Ann on a single page or two, there wasn't a site that was completely devoted to her.

So I thought an entire site devoted to her memory was long overdue. I will be adding more Ann Sheridan information and more Ann Sheridan pictures as time goes by.

If you have any site suggestions or comments please feel free to contact me by clicking here.

I hope you find this site informative and a fitting tribute to such a beautiful and kind woman.