31 Facts About Anne Baxter


Anne Baxter was an American actress, star of Hollywood films, Broadway productions, and television series.

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Anne Baxter's won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Emmy.

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Granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, Anne Baxter studied acting with Maria Ouspenskaya and had some stage experience before making her film debut in 20 Mule Team .

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Anne Baxter's became a contract player of 20th Century Fox and was loaned to RKO Pictures for the role of Lucy Morgan in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, one of her earlier films.

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Anne Baxter's worked with several of Hollywood's greatest directors, including Billy Wilder in Five Graves to Cairo, Alfred Hitchcock in I Confess, Fritz Lang in The Blue Gardenia, and Cecil B DeMille in The Ten Commandments, for which she won a Laurel Award for Topliner Female Dramatic Performance.

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Anne Baxter's was raised in Westchester County, New York and attended Brearley.

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At age 10, Anne Baxter attended a Broadway play starring Helen Hayes, and she was so impressed that she declared to her family that she wanted to become an actress.

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In 1939, she was cast as Katharine Hepburn's younger sister in the play The Philadelphia Story, but Hepburn did not like Anne Baxter's acting style, and Anne Baxter was replaced during the show's pre-Broadway run.

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At 16, Anne Baxter screen-tested for the role of Mrs DeWinter in Rebecca.

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Anne Baxter's worked with John Barrymore in her next film The Great Profile and appeared as the ingenue in the Jack Benny vehicle Charley's Aunt .

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Anne Baxter's received star billing in Swamp Water and The Pied Piper, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Anne Baxter was loaned to RKO to appear in director Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons .

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Anne Baxter's was Tyrone Power's leading lady in Crash Dive, her first Technicolor film.

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Anne Baxter's became a popular star in World War II dramas and received top billing in The North Star, The Sullivans, The Eve of St Mark, and Sunday Dinner for a Soldier, co-starring her future husband John Hodiak.

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Anne Baxter's was loaned to United Artists for the leading role in the film noir Guest in the House, and appeared in A Royal Scandal, with Tallulah Bankhead and Charles Coburn; Smoky, with Fred MacMurray; Angel on My Shoulder, with Paul Muni and Claude Rains.

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Anne Baxter co-starred with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney in 1946's The Razor's Edge, for which she won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Anne Baxter's was loaned to Paramount for a top-billed role opposite William Holden in Blaze of Noon and to MGM for a supporting role as Clark Gable's wife in Homecoming .

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In 1950, Anne Baxter was chosen to co-star in All About Eve largely because of a resemblance to Claudette Colbert, who originally was cast but dropped out and was replaced by Bette Davis.

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Anne Baxter received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the title role of Eve Harrington.

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Anne Baxter's was top-billed in the western The Outcasts of Poker Flat, with Dale Robertson, and was part of an ensemble cast in O Henry's Full House, her last project for Fox.

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In June 1954, Baxter won the part of the Egyptian princess and queen Nefertari in Cecil B DeMille's award-winning The Ten Commandments.

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In 1960, Anne Baxter received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Anne Baxter's appeared as another villain, Olga, Queen of the Cossacks, opposite Vincent Price's Egghead in three episodes of the show's third season.

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Anne Baxter's played an old flame of Raymond Burr on his crime series Ironside.

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Anne Baxter returned to Broadway during the 1970s in Applause, the musical version of All About Eve, but this time as Margo Channing .

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Anne Baxter's portrayed a murderous film star on an episode of Columbo, titled "Requiem for a Falling Star".

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In 1983, Anne Baxter starred in the television series Hotel, ironically replacing iconic former film costar Bette Davis after Davis became ill.

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In 1960, Anne Baxter married her second husband Randolph Galt, an American owner of a cattle station at Gloucester near Sydney, where she was filming Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.

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In 1976, Anne Baxter recounted her courtship with Galt in a well-received book called Intermission.

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Anne Baxter remained on life support for eight days in New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, until family members agreed that brain function had ceased.

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Anne Baxter is buried on the estate of Frank Lloyd Wright at the Unity Chapel cemetery in the town of Wyoming, south of Spring Green, Wisconsin.

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