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Sheridan, Ann

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(1915-1967)

    Sexy siren at Warner Brothers known as “the Oomph Girl” -- for reasons rather different than Avery pictures in her encounter with Edward G. Robinson in Hollywood Steps Out (1941). Sheridan was cast first as a down-to-earth gal in several social crime melodramas, but branched out into comedy, other types of melodrama, even appearing in a few musicals.

    Aside from Hollywood Steps Out, Sheridan is also referred to twice in Hollywood Daffy (Freleng, 1946): once with her hourglass shaped dressing room with bear traps protecting it, one of which, it is subsequently revealed, has ended up on Jimmy Durante’s foot, and again at the end, where Sheridan is one of the stars (so to speak) that Daffy finally sees after getting clouted on the head by a studio cop.

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