Ann-Margret Olson was born in 1942 in Stockholm, Sweden and brought to Wilmette, Illinois five years later. Green-eyed and red-haired, the innocent bombshell with one name, hyphenated, moved easily between torch songs and rock. She was discovered in 1960 by George Burns, who upon seeing her sing as a sophomore with the Northwestern University combo, "The Suttle Tones," put her into his act in Las Vegas. Then came a contract with 20th Century Fox, records with RCA Victor, a stint on the Jack Benny TV show, and an eight-page spread in Life magazine.

Buying: Her solo records are hard to find, and some of the soundtracks are very difficult (rent the movie instead), while others are ubiquitous. Also there are several RCA compilations reissuing odd tracks.

Ann-Margret LPs

5State Fair ST; Dot DLP-29011 (2 duets only)
7And Here She Is; RCA Victor LSP-2399; 1961 (w/Marty Paich)
7On the Way Up; RCA Victor LSP-2453; 1962 (w/Chet Atkins)
8The Vivacious One; RCA Victor LSP-2551; 1962 (w/Bob Florence & H.B. Barnum)
5Bye Bye Birdie ST; RCA Victor LSO-1081; 1963 (6 of 11 songs, 1 solo)
6Bachelor's Paradise; RCA Victor LSP-2659; 1963 (w/Hank Levine)
6Beauty & the Beard; RCA Victor LSP-2690; 1964 (w/Al Hirt)
7The Pleasure Seekers ST; RCA Victor LSO-1101; 1964 (w/Lionel Newman; 4 songs only)
8Songs from "The Swinger" & Other Swingin' Songs; RCA Victor LSP-3710; 1966 (w/Marty Paich)
Hits & Rarities Vol. 1; Teenager 604 (compilation; Denmark)
7Hits & Rarities Vol. 2; Teenager 615; 1992 (compilation; Denmark)

Partly Ann-Margret LPs

7The Greatest Stars & Songs; RCA Camden CAS-781e; 1964 ("I Don't Hurt Anymore" w/Don Robertson)
7Three Great Girls; RCA Victor; 1963 (w/Kitty Kallen & Della Reese, 4 each)

Ann-Margret 45s & EPs

Other Film & TV Appearances

Paradise/Mr. Wonderful; RCA Victor VP-2659 (Compact 33)
8I Don't Hurt Anymore/I Just Don't Understand; RCA Victor 47-7894 (w/Don Robertson & Chet Atkins)
7Gimme Love/It Do Me So Good; RCA Victor 47-7952 (w/Chet Atkins)
6Let's Stop Kidding Each Other/What Am I Supposed to Do; RCA Victor 47-7986
7No More/So Did I; RCA Victor 47-8130
Bye Bye Birdie/Take All the Kisses; RCA Victor 47-8168
Hey Little Star/Man's Favorite; RCA Victor 47-8295
8Someday Soon/He's My Man; RCA Victor 47-8446 (prod. Phil Sloan & Steve Barri)
8Mister Kiss Bang Bang/What Did I Have That I Don't Have?; RCA Victor 47-8734 (w/Perry Botkin, Jr.)
6Victims of the Night/Dark End of the Street; Lee Hazlewood Industries LHI-5 (w/Lee Hazlewood)
Love Rush/For You; Ariola 7511; 1979
Bachelor in Paradise; 1962 (television series)
Kitten with a Whip
A Pocketful of Miracles
6Tommy--The Who; MCA/Decca DXSW-7205
7Viva Las Vegas

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