R.I.P. Ann Savage

Ann Savage, an actress who made her mark in more than 30 films of the 1940s and 50s, has died at the age of 87.

Savage was known primarily as a familiar face in B-movies, in recent years earning a cult following as the femme fatale villainess in the 1945 noir Detour. Says one critic of the role, "She's vicious and predatory. She's been called a harpy from hell, and in the film, too, she's very sexually aggressive, and he's very, very passive. It's very unusual for a '40s film to have a woman come on that strong." Last year, Savage was cast in Guy Maddin's indie film My Winnipeg, her last role. [AP]