Oscar Quiz: Best Actress

*Name the first black actress who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar?

Dorothy Dandridge, Carmon Jones, 1954

*Name the year in which 2 of the Best Actress nominees played biographical Roles?


Susan Hayward, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, as alcoholic Lillian Roth

Eleanor Parker, Interrupted melody, as polio-stricken Marjorie  Lawrence

In the same year, Doris Day also made a biopic, Love Me Or Leave Me, as Ruth Etting (opposite James Cagney), but she did not win a nomination.

All three films were mad by Warners and were critical as well as commercial hits.