• Serenade (1956); Anthony Mann’s Operatice Melodrma, Starring Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine (LGBTQ)

    One of the few Mario Lanza movies to lose money at the box office, Serenade, directed by Anthony Mann, is loosely based on the 1937 novel Serenade by James M. Cain (“Mildred Pierce”).

    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: 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.

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

    Marisa Tomei has received various accolades, including an Oscar Award and nominations for a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. After working on the television series “As the World Turns,” Tomei came to prominence as a cast member on “The Cosby Show” spin-off, “A Different World” in 1987. After […]

    Oscar Actors: Paquin, Anna–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage

    For her performance in The Piano, Paquin garnered critical acclaim and received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history.

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