Oscar Actors: Dall, John–Background, Career, Awards

Updated June 29, 2022 Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: N0 Nationality: NYC Social Class: Middle; father civil engineer Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: one brother, older; father suicide, when Dall was 9 Education: Training: Theodora Irvine School of Theater; Pasadena Playhouse Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: The Corn Is Green, […]

Oscar Actors: Pavan, Marisa–Background, Career, Awards

Although her screen debut was in 1952 in What Price Glory, Pavan’s breakthrough role came three years later, when she was cast as Anna Magnani’s daughter in The Rose Tattoo. That part was initially assigned to her twin sister, but by the time production began, Angeli was unavailable for the role.

Oscar Actors: Plummer, Christopher–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage)

Updated June 18, 2022 Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Birth: Toronto, Canada Social Class: Upper-middle; father sold stocks; mother worked McGil University Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: only child; parents separated shortly after birth Education: love for theatre at an early age Training: apprentice with the Montreal Repertory Theatre Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Olivier, Henry IV (1933) Radio Debut: TV […]

Death in Hollywood: Hodiak, John (Lifeboat, Harvey Girls))

At age 41, Hodiak suffered a fatal heart attack at his parents’ home in Tarzana, California. He was acting in On the Threshold of Space–it was decided that his performance was sufficient to release the movie.

Trintignant, Jean-Louis: French and International Star Dies at 91

Trintignant became international star after his turn as a race car driver and lover of Anouk Aimée in Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman (1966), which won Oscar Awards for best screenplay and foreign-language film.