Alma Mabel Conner
February 12, 1927 (age 88) (
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Richard Fraser (m. 1952–1970), Rene Van Hulst (m. ?–1999)
Bambi, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Adventures of Tom S, Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus, 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
David Hand, Richard Fraser, Norman Taurog, James Algar, Felix Salten
Ann gillis and the three sisters rehearsin
Ann Gillis (born Alma Mabel Conner, February 12, 1927), sometimes credited as Anne Gillis or Ann Gilles, is a retired American actress.
Gillis was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She started her career in the early 1930s, when she was seven years old. After some smaller roles, she got her first major part in King of Hockey (1936). In the following years she played supporting roles, and her film studio, Warner Brothers, wanted her to be a second Shirley Temple, but most of the time she only played spoiled brats.
She played Becky Thatcher in David O. Selznick's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938). She also provided the voice of Faline as an adult in Bambi (1942). She ended her film career in 1947. Following her Hollywood career she turned to occasional television work. Gillis appeared in two episodes of "The Saint" in 1964/1965, followed by a small part in 2001: A Space Odyssey, playing Dr. Poole's mother. She is seen via screen congratulating her son on his birthday.