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  • Oscar Actors: Kelly, Gene–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage, Emmy)

    October 17, 2020 Gene Kelly Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Social Class: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: at age 8, mom enrolled him in dance classes Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Cole Porter Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Anchors Aweigh, 1945; aged 33 Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: […]

    Oscar Actors: Colman, Ronald–Background, Career, Awards

    Ronald Colman won the Best Actor Oscar for A Double Life (1947), in which he played the role of Anthony John, an actor playing Othello who identifies completely with the character.

    Oscar Actors: Kelly, Nancy–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography (Cum Advantage, Tony)

    Nancy Kelly had her greatest success in a character role, the distraught mother in The Bad Seed, receiving a Tony Award for Best Actress for the 1955 stage production and a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the 1956 film adaptation.

    Hollywood: Paul Crifo, Designer of Iconic Film Posters, Dies at 98

    Paul Crifo, Designer of Iconic Film Posters, Dies at 98

    Oscar Directors: Spielberg, Steven–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography

    October 12, 2020 Career Summation Occupational Inheritance: Nationality: Social Class: Race/Ethnicity: Family: Formal Education: Training: First Film: Breakthrough: First Oscar Nomination: Gap between First Film and First Nom: Other Oscars: Other Oscar Nominations: Oscar Awards: Nominations Span: Genre (specialties): Collaborators: Last Film: Contract: Career Length: Career Output: Marriage: Politics: Death: Steven Allan Spielberg (born December […]

    Oscar Actors: Jaffe, Sam–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography

    Shalom “Sam” Jaffe (March 10, 1891–March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, musician, and engineer. In 1951, he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and appeared in other classic films such as Ben-Hur (1959) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). He is […]

    Oscar Actors: Bogart, Humphrey–Background, Career, Awards (Filmography)

    Updated October 10, 2020 Bogart Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Social Class: upper middle; father surgeon; mother commercial illustrator Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: dropped out of Phillips Academy; enlisted in the U.S. Navy; After naval service, a shipper and a bond salesman, joining Coast Guard Reserve. Training: 17 Broadway productions, 1922 and 1935. Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio […]

    Roland, Gilbert: Hollywood Latin Lover (The Bad and the Beautiful)

    Mostly cast as “the Latin Lover,” Gilbert Roland was nominated twice for two Golden Globe Awards, for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964).

    Oscar Actors: Grant, Cary–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography

    Grant was nominated for Academy Awards for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), but he never won a competitive Oscar; he received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. The inscription on his statuette read “To Cary Grant, for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with respect and affection of his colleagues”.

    Oscar Actors: Menjou, Adolphe–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography

    October 8, 2020 Adolphe Menjou Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Social Class: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: debut in 1916 ; aged 26 Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: character actor Last Film: Career Output: Film Career Span: Marriage: […]

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