Ann Prentiss

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Ann Prentiss
Ann Prentiss 1970.jpg
Prentiss in 1970.
Ann Elizabeth Ragusa

(1939-11-27)November 27, 1939
DiedJanuary 12, 2010(2010-01-12) (aged 70)
Years active1966 – 1988
RelativesPaula Prentiss; sister Richard Benjamin; brother-in-law

Ann Prentiss (November 27, 1939 – January 12, 2010) was an American actress.

Prentiss had many supporting actor roles in films and television series in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including Get Smart 's "The Little Black Book" and Baretta 's "Half a Million Dollar Baby". She provided the voice of an alien species in the comedy film My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), co-starring alongside Kim Basinger and Dan Aykroyd. Her other film roles included appearances in Any Wednesday (1966), If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968), The Out-of-Towners (1970), and California Split (1974), opposite George Segal and Elliott Gould.

In the 1967 NBC-TV series Captain Nice, created by Buck Henry, Prentiss played Police Sgt. Candy Kane, the girlfriend of the lead character, a shy chemist/superhero.[1]


Prentiss was born Ann Elizabeth Ragusa in San Antonio, Texas, to Thomas and Paulene (née Gardner) Ragusa. Her father was of Sicilian descent. Her elder sister is the actress Paula Prentiss. Prentiss died on January 12, 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2 November 2012). Single Season Sitcoms, 1948-1979: A Complete Guide. McFarland. p. 30. ISBN 978-0786468126. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ Lentz, Harris M. III (2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. pp. 341–342. ISBN 9780786486496. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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