“As an actress, I have always believed that the truer challenge, the deeper obligation, begins after the the camera stops. My role as a woman in my community and in my home has always overshadowed the excitement of any part I have ever played on stage or screen.” — Ann Blyth
Blyth in 1946, a year after breaking her back in a sledding accident at Lake Arrowhead. She was still wearing a back brace during this time, though it appears that she might not have been wearing it for this publicity picture…or, at the very least, the brace was carefully concealed.
“Everything is fine until the minute I walk on the set for my first shot. Then my knees sort of buckle, perspiration trickles out on my forehead and my tongue seems to stick to the roof of my mouth.” — Ann Blyth
“The important thing is to find a role that gives one a satisfying feeling of achievement. To know that you have brought a difficult characterization to life is the accomplishment I have longed for over a period of years.” — Ann Blyth
Photographer: Wallace Seawell