Longtime actress Ann Ruthford died June 11, 2012 in her home in Beverly Hills at the age of 94. Rutherford played little sister Carreen in the iconic award winning film “Gone With the Wind”. Reportedly, Rutherford was offer a role in the smash hit movie “Titanic” but turned it down when she learned that she would have to go on location in Mexico and Poland.
Rutherford's carrer spanned nearly 90 years, beginning when she she was only fiver years old on the radio and in local theaters.
She was born Therese Ann Rutherford on November 2, 1917 in Vancouver,the daughter of a Metropolitan Opera tenor father and a silent film actress mother.
She became an American citizen in 1953.
During her career Ann Rutherford has appeared with, , and .
While the 1935 film “Waterfront Lady” is listed as Rutherford's film debut, it has been reported that she actually made her debut in 1934 in the film “Student Tour” under the name of Joan Arlen. Over the course of her career Rutherford appeared in over 80 films and television programs including “The Oregon Trail”, “Espionage”, “You're Only Young Once”, the Andy Hardy series with Mickey Rooney, the spirit of Christmas past in the 1938 version of “A Christmas Carol”, “Gone with the Wind”, “Pride nad Predudice”, the “Whistling” series, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “The Adventures of Don Juan”, “Climax”, “The Red Skelton Hour”, “Tales of Red Fargo”, “U. S. Marshal”, “The Donna Reed Show”, four episodes of “Perry Mason”, “Love, American Style”, and “The Bob Newhart Show”,
Rutherford is pre-deceased by her second husband William Dozier an survived by her partner of the past 20 years Al Morley, daughter Gloria May, stepdaughter Deborah Dozier Potter, and two gandsons.