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Name  Ann Codee
Role  Actress
Spouse  Frank Orth (m. ?–1961)

Ann Codee Ann Codee Biography and Filmography 1890
Died  May 18, 1961, Hollywood, California, United States
Movies  Kings Go Forth, Bathing Beauty, Kiss Me Kate, Come Live with Me, Can‑Can
Similar People  Frank Orth, Dorothy Kingsley, George Sidney, Delmer Daves, Walter Lang

Ann Codee (March 5, 1890–May 18, 1961) was a Belgian actress with numerous hit films on her résumé such as Can-Can, Kiss Me Kate and Interrupted Melody. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, her name was sometimes found in newspapers as Anna Cody.


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Codee was born as Anna Marie Vannuefflin on March 5, 1890 in Antwerp. She married actor Frank Orth around 1911 or so. She and her husband toured American vaudeville in the 1910s and 1920s as the comedy act "Codee and Orth". The team made its film debut in 1929, appearing in a series of multilingual movie shorts. Thereafter, both Codee and Orth flourished as Hollywood character actors. Codee was seen in dozens of films as florists, music teachers, landladies, governesses and grandmothers. She played a variety of ethnic types, from the very French Mme. Poullard in Jezebel (1938) to the Gallic Tante Berthe in The Mummy's Curse (1941).

Codee's last film appearance was as a tight-corseted committeewoman in Can-Can (1960). Her career highlights include her part in the Natalie Wood film Kings Go Forth (1948) and the Oscar-nominated Ann Miller film Kiss Me Kate (1953). She also had an uncredited role as the biologist Dr. Dupree in the 1953 film The War of the Worlds.

She died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 1961.


  • 42nd Street (1928)
  • A Bird in the Hand (1929)
  • Meet The Wife (1929) as The Wife
  • Music Hath Charms (1929) as Violin Teacher
  • Stranded in Paris (1929)
  • Frank Orthe and Anne Codee in "Imagine my Embarrassment" (1930) as The Sleeping Wife
  • Meine Frau (1930) as The Wife
  • Taking Ways (1930) as The Wife
  • The Bitter Half (1931) as The Wife
  • Expensive Husbands (1937) as Maria
  • Jezebel (1938) as Mme. Poullard
  • The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Saleswoman (uncredited)
  • Captain Caution (1940)
  • Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
  • Come Live With Me (1941)
  • The Mummy's Curse (1941) as Tante Berthe
  • Old Acquaintance (1943)
  • Paris After Dark (1943)
  • Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)
  • Kitty (1945)
  • This Love of Ours (1945)
  • Tonight and Every Night (1945)
  • It's Great to Be Young (1946)
  • So Dark the Night (1946)
  • Detective Story (1951)
  • On the Riviera (1951)
  • The Lady Pays Off (1951)
  • Dangerous When Wet (1953)
  • Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  • The War of the Worlds (1953) as Dr. Dupree (uncredited)
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
  • Daddy Long Legs (1954) as Madame Sevanne
  • Interrupted Melody (1955) as Madame Gilly
  • Kings Go Forth (1958) as Mme. Brieux
  • Can-Can (1960) as the League president
  • References

    Ann Codee Wikipedia

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