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  • Oscar Actors: Crawford, Joan–MGM Career

    MGM was the last studio to switch over to sound, with The Hollywood Revue of 1929. Crawford was among the dozen or more MGM stars included in the movie; she sang the song “Got a Feeling for You” in the film’s first act. Crawford made a successful transition to talkies with the feature Untamed (1929), […]

    Oscar Actors: Colman, Olivia–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage)

    Olivia Colman is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Oscar Award, three British Academy Television Awards, a British Academy Film Award, three Golden Globe Awards, four British Independent Film Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and the BFI Fellowship.

    Almereyda, Michael: Indie Director (Sundance Baby)

    His first film as writer-director was a self-financed, black-and-white short featuring Dennis Hopper, A Hero of Our Time, based on Mikhail Lermontov’s novel of the same title.

    Oscar Actors: Mulligan, Carey–Background, Career, Awards

    Research in Progress (Feb 15, 2023) Carey Mulligan Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Nationality: British Social Class: father hotel manager of Irish descent, mother university lecturer Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: character […]

    Oscar Actors: Turner, Lana (Nominee)–Background, Career, Awards

    Research in Progress (Feb 8, 2021) Lana Turner Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Social Class: working class; dry cleaning service , miner Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: only child, mother was 17 Education: Discovered by Mervyn LeRoy Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Other Noms: Other Awards: […]

    Oscar Actors: Winger, Debra (Nominee)–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage, Emmy Nom)

    In 1982, Winger co-starred with Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.

    Oscar Actors: Midler, Bette (Nominee)–Background, Career, Awards–Cum Advantage)

    In a career spanning half a century, Midler has won four Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards.

    Oscar Actors: Clayburgh, Jill (Nominee)–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage)

    She received the Cannes Festival Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her breakthrough role in Paul Mazursky’s comedy-drama An Unmarried Woman (1978).

    Oscar Actors: Shire, Talia (Nominee)–Background, Career, Awards

    For her portrayal of Adrian Pennino, the love interest of Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976),she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, and was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and the Oscar Award for Best Actress.

    Oscar Actors: Barrault, Marie Christine (Nominee)–Background, Career, Awards

    Research in Progress, Feb 1, 2021 Marie Christine Barrault Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: father worked in theater Social Class: Upper-middle Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Cousin Cousine, 1976; aged 32 Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: character actor […]

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