Actress Ann Rutherford, known for playing Carreen, the younger sister of Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind” (1939), died at age 94 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
Rutherford died Monday after her health deteriorated gradually as the years passed, explained a friend of the singer. In addition to “Gone with the Wind”, Rutherford was popular for the series “Andy Hardy”, which starred Mickey Rooney, a program that made Polly Benedict, the girlfriend of the famous character actor.
Rutherford was married in 1942 with David May II, the grandson of the founder of the chain of The May Department Stores shops. During the 1950s, they moved away from Hollywood to spend time with their daughter. Ann Rutherford divorced in 1953 and married producer, William Dozier in the same year. They were a couple until Dozier died in 1991.
In 1989, Rutherford and nine other survivors of the cast of “Gone with the Wind” were reunited in Atlanta to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film.