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Anne Helm Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Anne Helm
Place Of Birth
Toronto, Canada
85 years old
Birth Date
September 12 1938

Anne Helm Facts

Child Star?
Actress, Children's Author
Education & Qualifications
Metropolitan Opera Ballet School
Net Worth
Serena Viharo, Peter Sherlock
Isabel Helm, John F. Helm
Peter Helm

About Anne Helm 

Anne Helm is a Canadian-born American retired actress and author best known for playing Holly in the 1962 comedy movie 'Follow That Dream' with Elvis Presley.

She has appeared on numerous television shows. Anne has also written many children's books as Annie Helm.

She appeared in five episodes of the '60s drama 'Run For Your Life' as the character Molly Pierce and played Mary Briggs, a nurse in 'General Hospital', a soap opera from 1971-1973. Anne was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up with her family in Ste. Marguerite.

Anne Helm Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Anne Helm’s net worth?

Anne Helm's net worth is around $1 million.

How much does Anne Helm earn per year?

Ann Helm's precise annual income is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Anne Helm?

Anne Helm is 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) tall.

How old is Anne Helm?

Anne Helm was born in Toronto, Canada, on September 12, 1938. She will turn 84 in September 2022.

Childhood And Education

Anne Helm's family life was in Ste. Marguerite in Canada, where she grew up with her father, John F. Helm, a real estate broker, and Isabel Helm, her mother, who ran a dairy farm and an inn. She has a brother named Peter Helm, who is also an actor. At the age of 12, Anne started ballet at the National Ballet Guild of Canada, and two years later at the age of 14, she joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Anne Helm’s partner?

Anne Helm was married to John Sherlock, an author, for a year from 1968–1969, and the family had a son Peter Sherlock. After separating in 1969, she married actor Robert Viharo in 1971 and gave birth to a daughter, Serena Viharo in 1977, who is also an actress. She divorced Robert Viharo eight years later in 1979.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Anne Helm performed on Broadway in the '40s by dancing in 'High Kickers' in 1941, in 'Lady In The Dark' two years later, and in 'Mexican Hayride' in 1944. She returned to the stage in 1958 as Sally Reece in 'Cloud 7' and in 'Edwin Booth' as Edwina Booth a year later. During the ’50s, Anne was a model for a clothing line in New York. She was also a dancer at the Copacabana nightclub.

Anne began pursuing her acting career while staying in New York City. Which eventually led her to Hollywood. In the ’50s, she started appearing in various television shows. Anne's television debut was in 'The Phil Silvers Show', where she portrayed a beauty pageant contestant. In 1958, Anne was featured in Life magazine for her part in 'Shirley Temple's Storybook' episode 'Sleeping Beauty'.

In 1960, Anne portrayed Linda Moon alongside co-star Lew Ayres in the CBS anthology drama 'The DuPont Show With June Allyson' in the episode 'A Thief Or Two'. She also appeared on episodes of CBS's western series 'Rawhide' such as 'Inside Man' in 1962 and 'Incident Near Gloomy River' in 1961. She appeared in the 1960 CBS series 'My Sister Eileen'.

In 1961, the actress starred with Alfred Hitchcock in 'The Changing Heart'. She played a guest role in ABC's 'Bus Stop' series premiere. She has played guest roles in the crime series 'The Brothers Brannagan', in the inaugural season of CBS's 'Route 66' and 'The Untouchables'. Anne also appeared in the lead role of Glamis Barlow in an episode of the legal drama 'Perry Mason' titled 'The Case Of The Duplicate Daughter'. 

In the 1962 episode of 'Death Valley Days' titled 'Girl With A Gun', Anne Helm portrayed the role of Jennie Metcalf. The actress caught widespread fame by playing Holly Jones, alongside Elvis Presley, in the 1962 comedy musical' Follow That Dream'.

Anne Helm played several other film roles during the '60s. Some of them are in 'The Iron Maiden' and 'The Interns' in 1962, in the 1964 film 'Honeymoon Hotel', the 1966 comedy movie 'The Unkissed Bride', and the 1969 horror movie 'Nightmare In Wax'. Anne appeared thrice on the American Western series 'Wagon Train'. She also starred opposite Basil Rathbone and Gary Lockwood in 'The Magic Sword' in 1962.

In 1963, Anne appeared in an episode of NBC's 'Laramie' named 'Protective Custody'. She portrayed Alicia, the estranged daughter of Walt Douglas, played by David Brian. The actress appeared as Helena Dales in the episode 'One Killer On Ice' and Trudy Trent in 'Bad Seed' in the 'Gunsmoke' TV Series. Later that year, she appeared as Joanie in the finale of the modern western series, 'Empire' titled 'The Convention'. She also guest-starred as Janie in the third season episode titled 'Narcissus On An Old Red Fire Engine' of CBS's TV Series 'Route 66'.

Anne Helm played Nora Martin in an episode of 'The Fugitive' named 'Ballad For A Ghost' in 1964 and appeared as Sable Delacroix in the 'Burke's Law' episode titled 'Who Killed 1/2 Of Glory Lee?'. She also played Amy in ABC's 'The Long, Hot Summer', which ran from 1965 to 1966, and appeared in ABC's western series 'The Big Valley' twice. Anne played Jeanne Springer in the Season three episode of 'Twelve O'Clock High' titled 'Long Time Dead' in 1967. The actress played recurring roles in ABC's 'General Hospital'. In 1986, Anne Helm appeared in an episode of Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' titled 'The Doll'.

After retiring from acting in 1986, she began writing books for children under the pen name Annie Helm. In 1992, she published 'The Sunshine Angel Book For Angel Workers Of All Ages', and the following year she published 'The Little Angel Workbook For Children Of All Ages'. Recently, in 2018, Anne published a book titled 'Babystar'.

What awards has Anne Helm won?

Anne Helm was nominated for the Golden Laurel award in 1963 for Top New Female Personality.

Other Interesting Anne Helm Facts And Trivia

  • Anne Helm is the stepsister of David Francis.
  • She is the ex-sister-in-law of Brooke Bundy.
  • Anne Helm's star sign is Virgo.
  • She is the Aunt of Tiffany Helm.
  • Anne Helm is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Anne's daughter, with her second husband, Robert Viharo, is also an actress.
  • Anne married her second husband in 1971.
  • Both of her marriages with Robert Viharo and John Sherlock have ended up in divorce.
  • As of 2022, Anne Helm lives in Toronto.

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