What Are Some Facts About Actress Ann Margret?


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Ann-Margret Olsson was born in Sweden in 1941. Margret is an actress, singer and dancer who appeared in the movie "Viva Las Vegas" alongside Elvis Presley in 1964. The two recorded three songs together for the film. Margret once recorded her own version of Presley's "Hearbreak Hotel." She has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards, and she has won five Golden Globe Awards. As of 2015, she is married to Roger Smith.

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Margret moved to the United States in 1946 and became a naturalized citizen in 1949. In 1961, Margret recorded her first album with RCA Victor entitled "And Here She Is: Ann-Margret," which featured Chet Atkins on guitar. The same year, she did a screen test for Twentieth Century Fox and landed a seven-year contract. She acted alongside Bette Davis in her debut film "Pocketful of Miracles."

Notable acting credits of Margret include "The Flintstones," "Made in Paris," "The Tiger and the Pussycat," "Grumpy Old Men" and "Any Given Sunday." In 2010, she appeared on an episode of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," and won an Emmy Award for her performance. In 2014, she landed a recurring role on the television series "Ray Donovan."

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