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Ann-Margret, born in Sweden but adopted by America, is a two-time Academy Award nominee, the winner of five Golden Globe Awards and the recipient of five Emmy nominations for her television work.

In 1999 Ann-Margret received a Golden Globe nomination, an Emmy nomination and a SAG nomination as Best Actress in a movie for television, starring in the title role of the Lifetime film Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story, based on the best-selling book.

As a young girl Ann-Margret was discovered by the legendary George Burns and, since her film debut, playing Bette Davis' daughter in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles, she has made more than 45 films, including such hits as State Fair, Bye Bye Birdie, The Cincinnati Kid, Viva Las Vegas!, Stagecoach, Carnal Knowledge, Tommy and most recently, Grumpy Old Men and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men. Her two Academy Award nominations were earned for her devastating portrayal of Bobby Templeton in director Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge, and for her powerful role as Nora Walker in the Ken Russell/The Who rock opera Tommy.

Ann-Margret's television career has been equally impressive, with Emmy nominations for Who Will Love My Children, Queen, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles and A Streetcar Named Desire. Other telefilms in which she has earned critical acclaim include Our Sons, Nobody's Children, Following Her Heart and Scarlett. She most recently starred in the NBC miniseries Seduced by Madness, which won huge TV ratings, and the telefilm The Happy Face Murders.

She has also starred in many television specials, including The Ann-Margret Show, From Hollywood With Love, Dames at Sea, When You're Smiling, Ann-Margret Olsson, Rhinestone Cowgirl, Rockette: A Tribute to Radio City Music Hall and Cinderella at the Palace. Ann-Margret has performed at The White House, received presidential citations for entertaining the U.S. armed forces overseas, and given a Royal Command Performance for the King and Queen of Sweden. Her autobiography, My Story, reached The New York Times bestseller list a week after publication.

She has recently completed filming The Last Producer, with Burt Reynolds and Benjamin Bratt.

Ann-Margret is also the national chairperson for the Myasthenia Gravis Division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)