“The world and our family have lost a vibrant, wonderful talent and beautiful soul. Ann was the heart of our family and the life of the party,” the statement said. “He met our brother in Washington State when he went to sleep, never woke up. We will miss her more than we say. Heaven now has the best choreographer. I hope they play a storm there! Annie, we will always love you and miss you !!!”
After making his film debut in the 1978 film “Movie”, he starred in Bob Foss’ biography “All That Jazz” and won several Oscar nominations.
Raining played Grace Farrell as Daddy Warbux Secretary in John Huston’s “Annie” in 1982.
Following his role as Mickey in the 1984 comedy “Mickey + Mood”, Raining took a break from acting and never returned to the silver screen.
Instead, she performed on television and on stage, making a major Broadway comeback in the 1990s as “Roxy Hart” in “Chicago”, which won the Tony Award for Best Dance.