Ann E. Todd is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
Ann was best known as a American actress.
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Famed 1930s & 1940s Child Actress Ann E Todd dead at 88; star of 40Β films
Ann E. Todd
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Todd in Stronger Than Desire (1939)
Born
Ann Todd Phillips

(1931-08-26)August 26, 1931
DiedFebruary 7, 2020(2020-02-07) (aged 88)
OccupationChild actress
Years active1939-53
Spouse(s)Robert Basart (1951–1993; his death)
Children2
Ann E. Todd (born Ann Todd Phillips, later Ann Basart or Ann Phillips Basart August 26, 1931 - February 7, 2020) was an American former child actress. Later in life she became a noted music librarian.
Contents
1 Early years
2 Film Career
3 Librarian and Academic Career
4 Filmography
5 References
6 External links
Early years
Todd was born in 1931 in Denver, Colorado to Burrill L. and Alberta C. (nΓ©e Mayfield) Phillips. She had a younger brother, Stephen (1937–1986). She is a distant relative of Mary Todd Lincoln. Due to the privations of the Great Depression, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ulysses Mayfield, her adoptive name was Ann Todd Mayfield. (A Newspaper Enterprise Association story published June 13, 1940, refers to Mrs. A.U. Mayfield as Todd's mother.)
In 1942, Todd was hospitalized in critical condition when blood poisoning developed after she cut her foot playing a game in her backyard.
Film Career
In 1939, Todd made her acting debut in Zaza directed by George Cukor. In a career spanning over 14 years, she appeared in almost 40 movies alongside notable stars such as Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Temple, James Stewart, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck and Marlene Dietrich.
Due to the similarities between her name and the then already established British actress Ann Todd, she added the initial "E." to her name. Todd was a regular in The Stu Erwin Show between 1950–53 before quitting show business for good. She became a teacher and librarian in her later life before retiring in California.
Librarian and Academic Career
After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles she attended the University of California, Berkeley where she obtained a Masters' degree in library science in 1958 and a Master of Arts in 1960. She was a reference librarian at U.C. Berkeley from 1960-61 and 1970-90. Among her accomplishments was founding and editing Cum Notis Variorum, the library's newsletter which gained a substantial reputation. Additionally Basart wrote reviews for the Music Library Association publication Notes as well as serving as its music review editor and book review editor.
She taught at the San Francisco College for Women and at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1984 Basart established Fallen Leaf Press, publishing reference books in music as well as scores of contemporary American chamber music. Basart closed the business in 2000.
In 1993 she was recognized by the Music Library Association with its Citation, the Association’s tribute for lifetime achievement.
Filmography
Year
Title
Role
1939
Zaza
Toto
Calling Dr. Kildare
Jenny
The Zero Hour
Beth
Stronger Than Desire
Susan Flagg
Intermezzo
Ann Marie
Bad Little Angel
Libbit Creighton, age 9
Tower of London
Princess
Destry Rides Again
Claggett girl
1940
The Blue Bird
Child
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Marianne
Granny Get Your Gun
Charlotte
Little Orvie
Patsy Balliser
All This, and Heaven Too
Berthe
Brigham Young
Mary Kent
Keeping Company
First stooge
1941
Blood and Sand
Carmen, as a child
Bad Men of Missouri
Amy Younger
Private Nurse
Barbara Winton
How Green Was My Valley
Ceinwen
The Men in Her Life
Rose
Remember the Day
Kate Hill
1942
Kings Row
Randy Monaghan, as a child
On the Sunny Side
Betty
Beyond the Blue Horizon
Tama, as a child
That Other Woman
Young girl
Over My Dead Body
Tailor's little girl
1943
Dixie Dugan
Imogene Dugan
1945
Roughly Speaking
Louise Randall, as a child
Pride of the Marines
Loretta Merchant
1946
My Reputation
Gretchen Van Orman
The Jolson Story
Ann Murray, as a child
Margie
Joyce Fontayne
1947
Homesteaders of Paradise Valley
Melinda Hill
Dangerous Years
Doris Martin
1948
Three Daring Daughters
Ilka Morgan
Arthur Takes Over
Valarie Jeanne Bradford
1949
Cover Up
Cathie Weatherby
1951
The Lion Hunters
Jean Forbes
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