Ann Rutherford who played Scarlett's cheery younger sister in the
Civil War epic "Gone with the Wind" has died, the Los Angeles
Times reported Tuesday. She was 94.
A close friend told the daily that Rutherford died Monday night
at her home in Beverly Hills after years of heart problems and
Her role as Carreen O'Hara in the 1939 movie classic was a small
one but the flick became a classic and Rutherford was one of the
longest surviving cast members.
"That 'nothing part' turned my golden years into platinum," the
Times quoted her as having once said.
Rutherford also appeared in westerns and as Mickey Rooney's
teenage girlfriend in the Andy Hardy film series from 1937 to
1958, and on "The Bob Newhart Show" on television.
She was twice married, to department store heir David May II and
to William Dozier who produced the 1960s Adam West "Batman"
She is survived by a daughter and two grandsons.