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'Gone With the Wind' Actress Ann Rutherford Dies at 94

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Ann Rutherford, who was best known for playing Scarlett O'Hara's younger sister in "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 94.

The actress, who also portrayed Polly Benedict in the "Andy Hardy" series, passed away at her Beverly Hills home last night, reports the LA Times. According to a close friend, her health had been declining.

Rutherford was born Therese Ann Rutherford in 1917. In the beginning of her career, she was under contract with MGM. She went on to leave the studio and work freelance, appearing in dozens of films. Later on in her life, she made guest appearances at conferences celebrating the success and anniversaries of "Gone With the Wind."

Rutherford was married twice, first to David May and later to William Dozier. She had one daughter, Gloria May, with her first husband.