An amazing photo of Ann Sheridan in front of nose art of her on a B-52J during World War II.
Ann is a Denton, Texas girl. Her official website says, “Ann Sheridan was born on Sunday February 21st, 1915, in Denton Texas. She came into the world as Clara Lou Sheridan. Growing up on a ranch, Ann became quite the tomboy. She could bulldog a steer. She knew how to ride a horse exceptionally well and she was a pretty good shot with a gun."
She attended elementary school and junior high school in Denton. Wikipedia has her attending Denison High School but that is probably a typo because the Sheridan’s owned a home near the campus of what is now UNT.
Her sister entered her in a Search for Beauty contest which is how she got her Hollywood start.
And, yes, she is a fellow knitter.
Photo credit: Phillip Friddell, National Archives