Ann Forrest

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Ann Forrest
Ann Forrest.jpg
Born Ann Kroman
14 April 1895
Sønderho, Denmark
Died 25 October 1985
San Diego, California
Other names Anne Kornan
Ann Kornan
Anne Kroman
Anna Kromann
Ann Kromarm
Ann Kronan
Years active 1915-1931

Ann Forrest (known also by her birth name Anna Kromann[1] and as Ann Kroman or Ann Kornan) was a Danish actress of Hollywood silent films.


Forrest was born 14 April 1895 in Sønderho, Denmark and died 25 October 1985 in San Diego, California, USA. Between 1915 and 1925 she appeared in 33 movies. According to Ruth Wing, author of the Blue Book of the Screen, Forrest enjoyed playing homely character roles, and often wept during the film. However, wanting to capitalize on her beauty, producers later cast her in society dramas.

Wing wrote, "Ann Forrest is 'different'. She is different from most screen stars in personality and beauty. But the greatest difference lies in her achievement of cinema fame. Ann wept her way to stardom."[2]

Ann Forrest in an ad for "The Great Impersonation," 1922.[3]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Hans J. Wollstein (1994). Strangers in Hollywood: the history of Scandinavian actors in American films from 1910 to World War II. Scarecrow Press. pp. 76–85. ISBN 978-0-8108-2938-1. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Ruth Wing, Blue Book of the Screen, Pacific Gravure Company, Hollywood, CA 1923
  3. ^ "Daily Illini". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Feb 1, 1922. p. 7. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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