Oscar Actors: Ouspenskaya, Maria (Two-Time Nominee, Dodsworth, Love Affair)

Maria Ouspenskaya (1876-1949), a Russian actress and acting coach ,was one of the most reliable character actress in Hollywood during her two decades there.

Oscar Nominations: 2

1936: Supporting Actress, “Dodsworth.”
1939: Supporting Actress, “Love Affair.”

Ouspensakaya was nominated for her very first Hollywood movie, “Dodsworth,” but the winner was Gale Sondergaard in “Anthony Adverse.”

In 1939, she lost again, this time to Hattie McDaniel in “Gone With the Wind.”