|Is||Screenwriter Actor Television producer|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||21 September 1942, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA|
Ann Elder (born Anna Velders; September 21, 1942) is an American actress, producer and screenwriter.
Early life and education
Ann Elder was born Anna Velders in Cleveland, Ohio.
Elder won Emmy Awards for comedy writing, including one for co-writing Lily Tomlin's 1974 CBS special. She co-wrote Mitzi Gaynor's 1960s NBC specials and wrote for the Vicki Lawrence comedy series Mama's Family.
As an actress, Elder made guest appearances on several 1960s television series including The Farmer's Daughter, Death Valley Days, Ben Casey, The Wild Wild West, The Smothers Brothers Show, Get Smart, McHale's Navy and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
In 1970, Elder became a regular cast member of NBC's Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. She remained with the hit comedy hour for two seasons. She was also seen twice on the ABC comedy anthology Love, American Style, and in an episode of The Odd Couple. Elder appeared on the game show Match Game during its 1970s run. Her film appearances include Don't Make Waves and For Singles Only.