Who Was Ann Margaret?


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Ann Margaret was a Swedish-American actress, singer and famous sex symbol of the 1960s. She is well-known for her roles in the movies "Bye Bye Birdie," "Viva Las Vegas," "The Cincinnati Kid," "Carnal Knowledge" and "Tommy."

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Ann Margaret was born in Sweden on April 28, 1941, under the name Ann-Margaret Olsson. At the age of 6, she moved to America, where she studied at Northwestern University before moving to Las Vegas to become a singer. She was discovered by George Burns, which led to a recording contract with the label RCA and a film contract with 20th Century Fox. Since many referred to her as the "female Elvis," she recorded a version of Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" with RCA and other Elvis-style tracks.

Margaret's work has spanned decades. In the 21st century, she appeared in many popular televisions series including "Ray Donovan," "Army Wives," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Law and Order: Special Victim Units" and "Third Watch." She has also appeared in the films "Lucky," "The Break-Up" and "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause."

Margaret married Roger Smith in 1967. Prior to her marriage she had been romantically linked to Elvis Presley, whom she starred with in the movie "Viva Las Vegas."

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