Ann Sothern, TV's 'Private Secretary,' Dies at 92
By Bob Thomas
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ann Sothern, the blond beauty who starred as the movies' wisecracking "Maisie" and as the busybody Susie McNamara in the 1950s TV series "Private Secretary," has died at her Idaho home. She was 92. Sothern died late Thursday of heart failure at her home in Ketchum, Idaho, said her spokesman, Mike Kaplan.
An accomplished singer as well as comedian, Sothern appeared in MGM musicals such as "Lady Be Good" and "Panama Hattie." She was in a second TV series, "The Ann Sothern Show," as the assistant manager of a plush New York hotel.
Sothern's film career spanned six decades and included 64 movies and more than 175 TV episodes.
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