Ann Jillian

Ann Jillian (born January 29, 1950) is an American actress, who started acting at age 10. Her career reached its zenith in the 1980s, with her best-known role being that of waitress Cassie Cranston on the sitcom It's a Living.

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Babes in Toyland (1961)

All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Donohue  •  Austen Jewell
CAST:  Annette Funicello  •  Ray Bolger  •  Tommy Sands  •  Ed Wynn

All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Donohue  •  Austen Jewell
CAST:  Annette Funicello  •  Ray Bolger  •  Tommy Sands  •  Ed Wynn

Mr. Mom (1983)

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Teri Garr  •  Frederick Koehler  •  Taliesin Jaffe

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Teri Garr  •  Frederick Koehler  •  Taliesin Jaffe

I'll Be Home For Christmas (1997)

Christmas romance about long-separated high school sweethearts who find each other again after 20 years. She's never married and is a smalltown mayor; he's a widowed doctor and single dad who's come back to visit his father for the holidays and is pressured to stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry London
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Robert Hays  •  Jack Palance  •  Ashley Gorrell

Christmas romance about long-separated high school sweethearts who find each other again after 20 years. She's never married and is a smalltown mayor; he's a widowed doctor and single dad who's come back to visit his father for the holidays and is pressured to stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry London
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Robert Hays  •  Jack Palance  •  Ashley Gorrell

Girls of the White Orchid (1983)

In Los Angeles, naive and lonely waitress and aspirant singer Carol finds an advertisement for a job opportunity in Tokyo. Traveling to Japan to work at the White Orchid nightclub, she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Ann Jillian  •  Thomas Byrd  •  Mako

In Los Angeles, naive and lonely waitress and aspirant singer Carol finds an advertisement for a job opportunity in Tokyo. Traveling to Japan to work at the White Orchid nightclub, she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Ann Jillian  •  Thomas Byrd  •  Mako

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)

Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Katt  •  Daphne Ashbrook

Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Katt  •  Daphne Ashbrook

Little White Lies (1989)

While detective Liz Donaldson cashes her entire life savings to go to Rome, she meets Dr. Harry MacCrey on the plane. They both lie about their jobs and they fall in love in Rome. But, when they come home they have to try to keep their little white lies to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anson Williams
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Ann Jillian  •  Robert Costanzo  •  Jeff Altman

While detective Liz Donaldson cashes her entire life savings to go to Rome, she meets Dr. Harry MacCrey on the plane. They both lie about their jobs and they fall in love in Rome. But, when they come home they have to try to keep their little white lies to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anson Williams
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Ann Jillian  •  Robert Costanzo  •  Jeff Altman

Heart of a Child (1994)

A drama directed by Sandor Stern.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandor Stern
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Michele Greene  •  Terry O'Quinn  •  Bruce Greenwood

A drama directed by Sandor Stern.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandor Stern
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Michele Greene  •  Terry O'Quinn  •  Bruce Greenwood

Mae West (1982)

Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  James Brolin  •  Piper Laurie  •  Roddy McDowall

Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  James Brolin  •  Piper Laurie  •  Roddy McDowall

Malibu (1983)

A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  William Atherton  •  Susan Dey  •  Kim Novak  •  Valerie Perrine

A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  William Atherton  •  Susan Dey  •  Kim Novak  •  Valerie Perrine

It Was Him or Us (1995)

When her daughter's lover begins exhibiting signs of becoming a dangerous abuser, a mother attempts to intervene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Richard Grieco  •  Ann Jillian  •  Monique Lanier  •  Richard Masur

When her daughter's lover begins exhibiting signs of becoming a dangerous abuser, a mother attempts to intervene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Richard Grieco  •  Ann Jillian  •  Monique Lanier  •  Richard Masur

MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994)

MacShayne is a gambler and small time con-man. After serving a short stretch in jail, he goes to Las Vegas to see his son, but when he gets there, his ex-wife is no longer where she use to live and work and left no forwarding address. Leggett, a recently retired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  Terry O'Quinn  •  Kenny Rogers  •  Ann Jillian  •  Wendy Phillips

MacShayne is a gambler and small time con-man. After serving a short stretch in jail, he goes to Las Vegas to see his son, but when he gets there, his ex-wife is no longer where she use to live and work and left no forwarding address. Leggett, a recently retired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  Terry O'Quinn  •  Kenny Rogers  •  Ann Jillian  •  Wendy Phillips

Gypsy (1962)

Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise. However, having her headlining as a stripper at Minsky's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Karl Malden  •  Parley Baer

Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise. However, having her headlining as a stripper at Minsky's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Karl Malden  •  Parley Baer

Our Son, the Matchmaker (1996)

As seen in flashback, this is the story of 43-year-old Julie a beautician who when 15 was forced by her mother to give up her baby for adoption. Her son, now 28, a minister, with his wife expecting, begins to search for his biological mother to find out his family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorraine Senna
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  David Andrews  •  Deirdre O'Connell  •  Drew Ebersole

As seen in flashback, this is the story of 43-year-old Julie a beautician who when 15 was forced by her mother to give up her baby for adoption. Her son, now 28, a minister, with his wife expecting, begins to search for his biological mother to find out his family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorraine Senna
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  David Andrews  •  Deirdre O'Connell  •  Drew Ebersole

Sammy, the Way-Out Seal (1962)

Two young brothers secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad. Havoc ensues as Sammy's antics disrupt the quiet town of Gatesville and its unsuspecting residents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Jack Carson  •  Robert Culp  •  Patricia Barry  •  Elisabeth Fraser

Two young brothers secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad. Havoc ensues as Sammy's antics disrupt the quiet town of Gatesville and its unsuspecting residents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Jack Carson  •  Robert Culp  •  Patricia Barry  •  Elisabeth Fraser

Rickles... On the Loose (1986)

Special featuring Don Rickles in his live comedy act at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, mixed with footage of Rickles "on the loose" across the state of California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Regas
CAST:  Don Rickles  •  Franco Columbu  •  Danny Cooksey  •  Tommy Lasorda

Special featuring Don Rickles in his live comedy act at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, mixed with footage of Rickles "on the loose" across the state of California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Regas
CAST:  Don Rickles  •  Franco Columbu  •  Danny Cooksey  •  Tommy Lasorda

The Ann Jillian Story (1988)

Ann Jillian finds out she has cancer and the movie shows how she deals with that (the hospital treatments and impact on her life).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Corey Allen
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Thomas Hauff  •  Viveca Lindfors

Ann Jillian finds out she has cancer and the movie shows how she deals with that (the hospital treatments and impact on her life).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Corey Allen
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Thomas Hauff  •  Viveca Lindfors

Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (1988)

Stars celebrate Bob Hope's 50 years with NBC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kiley
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Steve Allen  •  Lucille Ball  •  Milton Berle

Stars celebrate Bob Hope's 50 years with NBC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kiley
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Steve Allen  •  Lucille Ball  •  Milton Berle

Original Sin (1989)

When his son is kidnapped a man has to face his past demons in speaking to a Mafia don about it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Charlton Heston  •  Robert Desiderio  •  Lou Liberatore

When his son is kidnapped a man has to face his past demons in speaking to a Mafia don about it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Charlton Heston  •  Robert Desiderio  •  Lou Liberatore

The Disappearance of Vonnie (1994)

Corrine Kaczmarek is seeking desperately for the truth in the case of the mysterious disappearance of her sister Vonnie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Joe Penny  •  Kim Zimmer  •  Graham Beckel

Corrine Kaczmarek is seeking desperately for the truth in the case of the mysterious disappearance of her sister Vonnie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Ann Jillian  •  Joe Penny  •  Kim Zimmer  •  Graham Beckel
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