Celebrity Hotel :: Historic Deadwood

Ann Margret

From the small Swedish hamlet of Valsjobyn (pop. 150), Ann-Margret developed as a singer, dancer and entertainer. Born April 28, 1941, she came to the United States with her mother when she was five, settling in the Chicago area.

Ann-Margret Olsson becomes Ann-Margret. George Burns propels her into national prominence in Las Vegas. Her meteoric rise to stardom begins with LIFE Magazine cover story. This period details her early film career: Pocketful of Miracles, State Fair, Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley, Stagecoach, and The Cincinnati Kid. Her fairytale marriage to Roger Smith. TV Specials, record releases, Las Vegas nightclub act, and national recognition as a "superstar sex symbol" punctuate Ann-Margret's life in the fast paced sixties

The Seventies truly defined Ann-Margret as an actress with Academy Award nominations for her work in "Carnal Knowledge", and "Tommy." A near brush with death as she tumbles from the top of a stage during a nightclub performance almost ends her career. Her live performances draw record crowds in the Orient, Las Vegas and Miami. Her body of work expands with more films, TV Specials and awards.

The eighties begin with her winning her first Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Award. She tours the country with her Vegas act Her film career is full speed ahead, and she stars in her first of several critically acclaimed TV Dramas, and is nominated for three Best Actress Emmy's. However, her husband Roger is stricken with Myasthenia Gravis, and Ann-Margret is thrust into the toughest role of her career... She's in charge of her career and Roger's battle to survive.

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