Saturday, July 17, 2010

RIP Ann Prentiss

Actress Ann Prentis died on January 12, 2010 in California. She was born Ann Elizabeth Ragusa on November 27, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas. She was the younger sister of actress Paula Prentiss. Ann appeared appeared in small in films and television from the 1960s to the 1980s. Her best known role as Carter Nash's girlfriend Sgt. Candy Kane in the TV series “Captain Nice”. Prentiss continued acting in the early 1990s and provided the voice of an alien species in the comedy “My Mother is an Alien” co-starring Kim Basinger and Dan Aykroyd. She is sometimes credited as Anne Prentiss. In 1997 Prentis was convicted in a Santa Monica, California court of making terrorist threats, assaults with a firearm, battery and solicitation to commit murder of her brother-in-law Richard Benjamin and her father. She was sentenced to 19 years in jail. Ann Prentis died in prison on January 12, 2010.

Prentiss Ann (Ann Elizabeth Ragusa)
Born: 11/27/1939, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 1/12/2010, California, U.S.A.

Ann Prentiss' westerns – actress:
The Virginian (TV) - 1969 (Geraldine Delphinia)
Bonanza (TV) – 1969, 1970, 1971 (Wilhelmina Calhoun)


  1. Prentiss was wonderful in Altman's CALIFORNIA SPLIT in '74, with the equally troubled, and late, Gwen Welles.