Anne Baxter

Biography

Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 – December 12, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. Baxter screen-tested for the role of Mrs. DeWinter in Rebecca, but lost out to Joan Fontaine because director Alfred Hitchcock considered her "too young" for the role. The strength of that first foray into movie acting secured the then sixteen-year-old Baxter a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Her first movie role was in 20 Mule Team in 1940. She was chosen by director Orson Welles to appear in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), based on the novel by Booth Tarkington. Baxter co-starred with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney in 1946's The Razor's Edge, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1950, she was chosen to co-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 title role of Eve Harrington. Later during that decade, Baxter also continued to act in professional theater. According to a program from the production, Baxter appeared on Broadway in 1953 opposite Tyrone Power in Charles Laughton's John Brown's Body, a play based upon the narrative poem by Stephen Vincent Benét (though the Internet Broadway Database states that Power's co-star was Judith Anderson). Baxter with Yul Brynner, from the trailer for The Ten Commandments (1956) Baxter with Yul Brynner, from the trailer for The Ten Commandments (1956) Baxter is also remembered for her compelling role as the Egyptian princess Nefertiri opposite Charlton Heston's portrayal of Moses in Cecil B. Demille's award winning The Ten Commandments (1956). Baxter appeared regularly on television in the 1960s. For example, she did a stint as one of the What's My Line? Mystery Guests on the popular Sunday Night CBS-TV program. She also starred as the special guest villain "Zelda the Great" in two episodes of the 60s superhero show Batman. She also appeared as the special guest villain "Olga, Queen of the Cossacks" opposite Vincent Price's "Egghead" in three episodes of the show's third season. Baxter appeared again on Broadway during the 1970s, in Applause, the musical version of All About Eve, but this time in the "Margo Channing" role played by Bette Davis in the film (she was replacing Lauren Bacall, who won a Tony Award in the role). Bette Davis tells, in one of her biographies, of attending one such performance by Baxter, to their mutual delight.[citation needed] In the 1970s, Baxter was a frequent guest and stand-in host on the popular daytime TV talk-fest The Mike Douglas Show, since Baxter and host Mike Douglas were friends. She portrayed a homicidal movie star on an episode of Columbo called Requiem for a Fallen Star. In 1983, the actress starred in the television series Hotel, replacing Bette Davis in the cast after Davis took ill. Baxter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Blvd.

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Birth Place

Michigan City, Indiana, États-Unis

Birth Date

5/7/1923

Death Date

12/12/1985
Known For
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The Ten Commandments

Nefretiri

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All About Eve

Eve

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I Confess

Ruth Grandfort

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Lucy

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Yellow Sky

Constance Mae 'Mike'

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Five Graves to Cairo

Mouche

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O Henry's Full House

Joanna Goodwin (segment "The Last Leaf")

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Cimarron

Dixie Lee (owner, Dixie's Social Club)

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The Blue Gardenia

Norah Larkin

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Crash Dive

Jean Hewlett

Starring In
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My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock

Self (archive footage)

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Die Bette Davis Story

Herself (archive footage)

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50 Years: The Best Of Hollywood

Interview (archive footage)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death

Irene Adler

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Jane Austen in Manhattan

Lilliana Zorska

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Lisa, Bright and Dark

Margaret Schilling

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Fools' Parade

Cleo

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Ritual of Evil

Jolene Wiley

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Ein Fremder auf der Flucht

Valverda Johnson

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Die durch die Hölle gehen

Mary Ann

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The Family Jewels

Actress in In-Flight Movie (uncredited)

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Walk on the Wild Side

Teresina Vidaverri

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Cimarron

Dixie Lee (owner, Dixie's Social Club)

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Chase a Crooked Shadow

Kimberley Prescott

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The Ten Commandments

Nefretiri

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Three Violent People

Lorna Hunter Saunders

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The Come On

Rita Kendrick

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One Desire

Tacey Cromwell

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Bedevilled

Monica Johnson

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Carnival Story

Willie

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I Confess

Ruth Grandfort

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The Blue Gardenia

Norah Larkin

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My Wife's Best Friend

Virginia Mason

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The Outcasts of Poker Flat

Cal Ryker

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O Henry's Full House

Joanna Goodwin (segment "The Last Leaf")

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All About Eve

Eve

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A Ticket to Tomahawk

Kit Dodge Jr.

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You're My Everything

Hannah Adams

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Yellow Sky

Constance Mae 'Mike'

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Homecoming

Mrs. Penny Johnson

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The Luck of the Irish

Nora

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The Walls of Jericho

Julia Norman

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Es begann in Schneiders Opernhaus

Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

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The Razor's Edge

Sophie MacDonald

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Angel on My Shoulder

Barbara Foster

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Smoky

Julie Richards

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A Royal Scandal

Countess Anna Jaschikoff

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Guest in the House

Evelyn Heath

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The Eve of St. Mark

Janet Feller

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The Purple Heart

Anne (voice) (uncredited)

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The Fighting Sullivans

Katherine Mary Sullivan

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Five Graves to Cairo

Mouche

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Crash Dive

Jean Hewlett

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Fuoco a oriente

Marina Pavlov

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Lucy

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The Pied Piper

Nicole Rougeron

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Swamp Water

Julie

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Charley's Aunt

Amy Spettigue

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Mit roher Gewalt

Cherry Malotte

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