Ann-Margret to Rock DIFF

Dallas International Film Festival to honor movie legend

by Bruce Felps

Ann-Margret’s career in entertainment spans 50 years during which she’s appeared with Jack Nicholson, Elvis Presley, Roger Daltry, John Wayne, Al Pacino, and Fred Flintstone, yup, that Fred Flintstone.

Her work also earned her two Oscar nominations and five Golden Globe wins. Now, she can add the Dallas Star Award given by the Dallas International Film Festival to her list of honors.

The festival, by way of information, runs March 31-April 10.

DIFF officials will bestow the honor on Ann-Margret — is Margret her last name? — during the festival’s opening-night hoopla, and her latest film, “Lucky,” gets the world premiere treatment April 1.

Olsson — OK, that's her last name — joins Lauren Bacall, Adrien Brody, Sydney Pollack, and Charlize Theron, among others, in receiving the Dallas Star Award, and that is star-quality company.

But back to that Fred Flintstone thing … she’s performed in “Viva Las Vegas,” “Carnal Knowledge,” “On Any Given Sunday,” but could anything ever top her appearance with Fred and Barney?

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. His dad used to love him some Ann-Margret.

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