Happy birthday to the great Ann-Margret! Let’s celebrate with some of her memorable musical numbers
There are stars and then there are stars.
It was so exciting and moving to Ann-Margret in the front row at last November’s wonderful memorial last November for Rip Taylor in North Hollywood.
The great star turns 79 today and I thought it would be a good time to celebrate a performer who isn’t always appreciated as much as she should be.
She got her start in movies 59 years ago opposite Bette Davis in Pocketful of Miracles then followed that up with major roles in the musicals State Fair and Bye-Bye Birdie.
She went on to star opposite Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas and Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid.
She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her performance in the musical Tommy. She was also nominated for an Oscar for the drama Carnal Knowledge.
Ann-Margret has been nominated for Emmys for her stellar dramatic work in television movies including Who Will Love My Children?, A Streetcar Named Desire and Life of the Party and finally won for a memorable performance on Law & Order: SVU.
But the focus today is on her music and these clips, I think, are a nice mix of what this gorgeous and talented star can do.