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Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 - December 12, 1985) was an American actress. Born in Michigan City, Indiana, her mother was the daughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. By the age of 13, Anne had appeared on Broadway.

Her first movie role was in 20 Mule Team in 1940. She was chosen by Orson Welles to appear in The Magnificent Ambersons, but she didn't have a starring role until The Razor's Edge in 1946, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1950 she was chosen to star in All About Eve, largely because of a resemblance to Claudette Colbert, who had initially been chosen to co-star in the film. Baxter received a nomination for Best Actress for the role.

In 1961, Baxter and her husband, Randolph Galt, left the United States to live on a cattle station in the Australian Outback. She told the story in her memoir Intermission: A True Story.

In 1983, she starred in the television series Hotel.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Blvd.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Anne Baxter Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayMay 7, 1923
SignTaurus
BirthplaceMichigan City, Indiana, USA
Date of deathDecember 12, 1985 (age 62)
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Anne Baxter compared to you?
Awards1947 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for The Razor's Edge)
1947 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Razor's Edge)

Selected Filmography

The Ten Commandments
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
All About Eve
Chorus Line
The North Star
Guest in the House
The Blue Gardenia
Woman Scorned
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