'Gone With The Wind' star Ann Rutherford dead at 94
Ann Rutherford, the Hollywood actress best known for her turn as Scarlett O'Hara's sister Carreen in golden era masterpiece 'Gone With The Wind', has died aged 94.
The actress passed away at her Beverly Hills home on Monday of apparent natural causes.
Rutherford was also known for her performance as Polly Benedict in the popular 'Andy Hardy' series alongside one of the biggest stars of the era Mickey Rooney.
As her career took off, she left her contract with MGM to freelance before retiring after 1950's 'Operation Haylift' to spend more time with her family.
She was lured back for two more film performances: 1972's 'They Only Kill Their Masters' alongside James Garner and 'Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood' four years later - both of which revolved around dogs.
Rutherford was married twice, first to David May. They had a girl, Gloria May, in 1943 and divorced 10 years later. Later in 1953, Rutherford married actor/TV producer William Dozier, who helped create the 1960s cult TV series 'Batman'. Dozier died in 1991.
She was offered the role of the older Rose in James Cameron's blockbuster 'Titanic' in 1997. Rutherford, however, turned it down. Gloria Stuart was nominated for an Oscar when she took on the part.
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