Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsMovies

Sothern Comfort

November 30, 1986

How very whimsical it was of Bette Davis to say that "I think there are enough movies with old people--sometimes I think there are too many," considering that she is one of them, and otherwise would remain unemployed ("Hollywood's Royalty Roughs It," by Clarke Taylor, Nov. 23).

As for Ann Sothern being 67, she came into picture 50 years ago. As Harriet Lake, she had already made a name for herself in musicals on Broadway, and she must have been more than 17 when movies changed her name. That was either a typo or she's being coy.

JACK P. GABRIEL

Carson

One source says the coy Sothern was born in 1912, another 1909.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|