Kent State University Museum Hosts Golden Age Leading Lady Ann Rutherford April 30
Rutherford is well-known for her numerous roles in famous movies and on radio. Rutherford played the role of Careen O'Hara in Gone With the Wind, performed as Polly Benedict in the Academy Award-winning Andy Hardy film series and graced the big screen in numerous westerns with leading actors such as John Wayne and Gene Autry. On radio, she is best remembered for playing Blondie.
Rutherford will discuss her long, illustrious career on the big screen including highlights from the 1930s and 1940s. Her career began with her first notable role in 1937 as Polly Benedict and also included starring roles in a series of mystery/comedies in the early 1940s with co-star Red Skelton: Whistling in the Dark, Whistling in Dixie and Whistling in Brooklyn.
The lecture will take place in Murphy Auditorium in Rockwell Hall, located on the corner of East Main and South Lincoln streets on the Kent Campus. A reception will follow the lecture. Tickets for the lecture and the reception are $25, and advance reservations are requested by April 23. Groups are encouraged to make reservations early as seating is limited. Parking is free. To reserve seats or for additional information, contact the museum at 330-672-3450.
The lecture is presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council. More information about the Kent State University Museum is available on its Web site.