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Anne Baxter Biography

Birth Place:
Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Maternal granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright (narrated the 1983 documentary Portrait of an Artist: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • Began studying with noted drama teacher Maria Ouspenskaya at age 11; made Broadway debut two years later
  • Breakout film role was in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
  • Met first husband John Hodiak while both were filming the 1944 drama Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
  • Was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for All About Eve, as was Eve costar Bette Davis; both lost to Judy Holliday (for Born Yesterday)
  • As Nefretiri in Cecil B
  • DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1986), uttered the camp-classic line: "Oh Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool
  • " Returned to Broadway in 1971 in Applause, the musical adaptation of All About Eve, as Margo Channing, Bette Davis' role in the movie
  • Notable TV roles include Robert Young's love interest in the 1969-70 season of Marcus Welby, M
  • D
  • ; and the proprietor in Aaron Spelling's Hotel (1983-88) (replacing Davis, who appeared in the pilot)

Awards

  • 1947Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1946Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner

Relationships