ANN SHERIDAN joins Bette Davis and Olivia De Havilland in complaining about the roles Warner Brothers were offering her.
The date is not clear, possibly 1940.
The article says that Ann accuses Warners of trying to starve her into returning to the studio. I love how Ann says,
“But they don’t know the Sheridan. I’ve been saving my money for five years. And I can sit just as tight as they can.”
Ann had been suspended 4 months earlier because she wanted her salary upped from $600 a week – to $2,000 a week.
Ann added, “If I don’t work for them, I can’t work for anybody .”
Ann had several disputes with her studio. Her agent once said,
“It will take $2,000 per week to get her to oomph any more.!”
Ann lost THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE role to Rita Hayworth as a result of her suspension.
After a 6 month suspension, she did get a higher salary and a good role in KINGS ROW. (Ann was working on THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at the same time she was filming Kings Row.)
Ann made it clear which part mattered to her – “My only love was Randy Monaghan. I didn’t care for Lorraine Sheldon.”
I’ll be watching the new blu-Ray of Ann’s WOMAN ON THE RUN soon. In the meantime, here’s a Sheridan pictorial.
I don’t know which film this picture is from.
Great little film .