• Cinematic Elite: Oscar Directors, 1929-Present

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    Oscar Directors: Winners–Nomination Span (Years between First and Last Nomination)

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    Oscar Actors: Howard, Leslie–Background, Career, Awards

    Leslie Howard Steiner (born April 3, 1893), the English stage and film actor, director, and producer, was one of the biggest box-office draws and movie idols of the 1930s. Active in both Britain and Hollywood, Howard is best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in the Oscar-winning blockbuster Gone with the Wind (1939). He had roles […]

    Oscar Actors: Best Actress–Winners and Nominees by Year

    1927/28 Janet Gaynor, Diane Angela, The Wife, 7th Heaven, Street Angel, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Louise Dresser. Mrs. Pleznik, A Ship Comes In Gloria Swanson, Sadie Thompson, Sadie Thompson 1928/29 Mary Pickford, Norma Besant; Coquette Ruth Chatterton, Jacqueline Floriot, Madame X Betty Compson, Carrie, The Barker Jeanne Eagels, Leslie Crosbie The Letter Corinne […]

    Oscar Actors: Harding, Ann–Background, Career, Awards

    Ann Harding was born Dorothy Walton Gatley, on August 7, 1902, and was the daughter of a prominent U.S. Army officer. She was raised primarily in East Orange, New Jersey and graduated from East Orange High School. Having gained initial acting experience in school drama classes, she decided on a career as an actress and […]

    Oscar Actors: Moreno, Rita–Cumulative Advantage (Awards)

    Rita Moreno is one of the few artists to have won all four major American entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She is also one of 23 people who have achieved what is called the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards for acting. She […]

    Oscar Actors: Gordon, Ruth–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage

    Ruth Gordon Career Summary Occup. Inheritance: No Social class: middle Formal Education: Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts Broadway Debut: age 19 Film Debut: Oscar Award: 1 Supp. Actress Oscar, Rosemary’s Baby, 1968; age 72 Oscar Nominations: 1 Supp. Actress, Inside Daisy Glover, 1965; age 69 Other Nominations: Tony Nomination 1956; age 59 Other Nominations: […]

    Oscar Actors: Redgrave, Vanessa–Cumulative Advantage

    Vanessa Redgrave has won several Major acting awards, including one Academy Award, one BAFTA TV Award, two Emmy Awards, one Olivier Award, and one Tony Award. Other significant wins include two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Drama Desk Awards. She received the lifetime achievement BAFTA Fellowship in 2010. Redgrave is […]

    Oscar Actors: Grant, Lee–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage

    Lee Grant Career Summary Lee Grant (born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal) on October 31, 1925 (or 1927) has won the Oscar and the Emmy Awards. Grant made her film debut in 1951 as a young shoplifter in William Wyler’s “Detective Story,” starring Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker. This role earned her an Oscar nomination for Best […]

    Oscar Actors: Fricker, Brenda–Background, Career, Awards

    Brenda Fricker (born February 17, 1945) has enjoyed a career of six decades on stage and screen, with more than 30 films and TV roles. In 1989, she became the first Irish actress to win an Oscar, the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in My Left Foot, as Daniel Day-Lewis mother.

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