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Birth information

7 May 1923 Michigan City, Indiana, USA

Death information

12 December 1985 New York City, New York, USA

Nickname

Annie

How tall is Anne Baxter?

1.62 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

David Gutman Klee
Beverly Randolph Galt
John Hodiak

Life Story of Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was still the hub of the entertainment industry even though the film colony was moving west. The move there encouraged her to consider acting as a vocation. By the time she was 13 she had already appeared in a stage production of 'Seen but Not Heard'and had garnered rave reviews from the tough Broadway critics. The play helped her gain entrance to an exclusive acting school. In 1937 Anne made her first foray into Hollywood to test the waters there in the film industry. As she was thought to be too young for a film career, she packed her bags and returned to the New York with her mother, where she continued to act in Broadway and summer stock up and down the East Coast. Undaunted by the failure of her previous effort to crack Hollywood, Anne returned to California two years later to try again. This time her luck was somewhat better. She took a screen test which was ultimately seen by the...

Significant features of Anne Baxter

Heavy-lidded hazel eyes
Husky voice

Publications and Magazines about Anne Baxter

Karin J. Fowler Anne Baxter: A Bio-Bibliography. 1992
Anne Baxter Intermission: A True Story. 1976

Biographical movies about Anne Baxter

This Is Your Life: "Anne Baxter" 1973

What movies did Anne Baxter play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Synesthesia 4 (The Crash Cycle) (2009) ,
Actors Filmography
Hotel (1986) Victoria Cabot, The Love Boat (1985) Helen Williams / Priscilla Crawford, Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984) Irene Adler, East of Eden (1981) Faye, Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) Lilliana, Hagen (1980) Claudette Gideon, Nero Wolfe (1979) Mrs. Rachael Bruner, Little Mo (1978) Jessamyn Connolly, Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976) Edwina Dorsey, Mannix (1973) Victoria Page, Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973) Margaret Schilling, Banacek (1973) Leslie Lyle,...

Birth information

7 May 1923 Michigan City, Indiana, USA

Death information

12 December 1985 New York City, New York, USA

Nickname

Annie

How tall is Anne Baxter?

1.62 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

David Gutman Klee
Beverly Randolph Galt
John Hodiak

Life Story of Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was still the hub of the entertainment industry even though the film colony was moving west. The move there encouraged her to consider acting as a vocation. By the time she was 13 she had already appeared in a stage production of 'Seen but Not Heard'and had garnered rave reviews from the tough Broadway critics. The play helped her gain entrance to an exclusive acting school. In 1937 Anne made her first foray into Hollywood to test the waters there in the film industry. As she was thought to be too young for a film career, she packed her bags and returned to the New York with her mother, where she continued to act in Broadway and summer stock up and down the East Coast. Undaunted by the failure of her previous effort to crack Hollywood, Anne returned to California two years later to try again. This time her luck was somewhat better. She took a screen test which was ultimately seen by the...

Significant features of Anne Baxter

Heavy-lidded hazel eyes
Husky voice

Publications and Magazines about Anne Baxter

Karin J. Fowler Anne Baxter: A Bio-Bibliography. 1992
Anne Baxter Intermission: A True Story. 1976

Biographical movies about Anne Baxter

This Is Your Life: "Anne Baxter" 1973

What movies did Anne Baxter play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Synesthesia 4 (The Crash Cycle) (2009) ,
Actors Filmography
Hotel (1986) Victoria Cabot, The Love Boat (1985) Helen Williams / Priscilla Crawford, Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984) Irene Adler, East of Eden (1981) Faye, Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) Lilliana, Hagen (1980) Claudette Gideon, Nero Wolfe (1979) Mrs. Rachael Bruner, Little Mo (1978) Jessamyn Connolly, Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976) Edwina Dorsey, Mannix (1973) Victoria Page, Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973) Margaret Schilling, Banacek (1973) Leslie Lyle,...

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Natalie Wood, Anne Baxter, and Julie Adams in Und wäre die Liebe nicht... (1955)

Maternal granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), born in Wisconsin, and his first wife, Catherine Tobin (1871-1959), born in Illinois.

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Anne Baxter in The Late Liz (1971)

Interred on her grandfather's estate at Lloyd Jones Cemetery in Spring Green, WI.

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Anne Baxter and Stephen Dunne in The Late Liz (1971)

Was initially cast in All About Eve (1950) because of her resemblance to Claudette Colbert. Miss Colbert was first signed for the role of Margo and the idea was to have Eve visually turn into Margo.

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Anne Baxter and William Katt in The Late Liz (1971)

Was the top runner for the lead in Rebecca (1940) and completed several tests for it before David O. Selznick decided to cast Joan Fontaine at the last minute.

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Anne Baxter and Richard Todd in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 51-53. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

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Anne Baxter and Richard Todd in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Turned down the role of Polly Cutler in Niagara (1953) and was replaced by Jean Peters. After her withdrawal, the film was reworked to highlight Marilyn Monroe.

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Anne Baxter and Richard Todd in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

In Italy, almost all of her films were dubbed by Dhia Cristiani. She was occasionally dubbed by Lydia Simoneschi, Andreina Pagnani and once by Rosetta Calavetta in Walk on the Wild Side (1962).

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Anne Baxter and Herbert Lom in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

While Bette Davis and Anne were both the stars of All About Eve (1950), it was thought that they would both stand a better chance at Oscar trophies if Anne were to be placed in the "Supporting Actress" category, thus avoiding each canceling the other out. Anne refused to be put in the supporting category. Sure enough, both actresses were nominated for "Best Actress" Oscars and both lost to Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday (1950).

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Anne Baxter in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Turned down the starring role in Too Much, Too Soon (1958), the overly dramatic, highly fictional retelling of Diana Barrymore's misfortunes. The role went instead to Dorothy Malone.

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Anne Baxter and Richard Todd in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Teplaced Lauren Bacall as Margo Channing in the Broadway hit "Applause", the musical adaptation of "All About Eve".

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Anne Baxter in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Was made Honorary Mayor of Universal City in 1970.

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Anne Baxter in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Was walking down Madison Avenue in New York City when she suffered her fatal brain aneurysm in 1985.

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Anne Baxter in Flüsternde Schatten (1958)

Daughter of Kenneth (1893-1977), born in Michigan, and Catherine (née Wright) Baxter (1894-1979), born in Illinois.

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Anne Baxter in Die zehn Gebote (1956)

Studied with strong-willed dramatic coach Maria Ouspenskaya and their disagreements often resulted in clashes of temperament.

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Anne Baxter in Herrin der toten Stadt (1948)

A 14-year-old Baxter was called in to test with a youthful Montgomery Clift as Tom, but the actor's acne was so bad at the time that the test was never made and both were sent back to New York by producer David O. Selznick.

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Gregory Peck and Anne Baxter in Herrin der toten Stadt (1948)

Gave birth to her first child at age 28, daughter Katrina Hodiak on July 9, 1951. Child's father is her first ex-husband, John Hodiak.

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James Stewart, Kurt Russell, Anne Baxter, and Strother Martin in Die Gnadenlosen (1971)

Gave birth to her second child at age 38, daughter Melissa Galt, on October 4, 1961. Child's father is her second ex-husband, Randolph Galt.

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Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Yul Brynner, and John Carradine in Die zehn Gebote (1956)

Suffered a miscarriage while three months pregnant in October 1960.

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Anne Baxter and Robert Powell in Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

Was on life support for eight days until family members agreed that brain function had ceased.

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Anne Baxter and Robert Powell in Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

Campaigned for the title role in Pinky (1949) but Jeanne Crain, who received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.

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Anne Baxter in Dr. Johnsons Heimkehr (1948)

Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Blvd. on February 8, 1960.

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Anne Baxter and John Hodiak in Dr. Johnsons Heimkehr (1948)

In 1954 her part of Nefretiri in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956) was regarded by columnist Louella Parsons as "the most sought-after role of the year".

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Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, and Paul Muni in Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Her memoir, "Intermission", was published in 1976. A paperback edition in 1983 by Arkon Publishers announced "Soon to be a major film from Harry M. Miller and Michael Edgley". It was to portray "her years in outback Australia". The film was n ever produced, From an Australian viewpoint, Baxter's location during the years 1959-63, with husband Randolph Galt on a cattle station (ranch), was not in the "outback". Rural, certainly, remote-rural, yes, "The Bush" perhaps, in the old phrase, but not at all "the Outback".

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Anne Baxter in Alles über Eva (1950)

Starred in five Oscar Best Picture nominees: The Pied Piper (1942), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Razor's Edge (1946), All About Eve (1950) and The Ten Commandments (1956). All About Eve won.

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Anne Baxter and Celeste Holm in Alles über Eva (1950)

"Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!", one of her lines in The Ten Commandments (1956), was included among the 400 quotes nominated for the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes list.

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Anne Baxter and George Sanders in Alles über Eva (1950)

In August 1955, while filming The Ten Commandments (1956), she wrote a newspaper article for the United Press titled "Egyptian Queen Role Presents Problem For Modern Movie Star", in which she discussed ancient Egyptian makeup and perfume.

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Anne Baxter in Alles über Eva (1950)

Although she felt she was miscast in the role of Nefretiri (because of her Irish features), Baxter enjoyed watching The Ten Commandments (1956) on TV every Easter. She loved the film.

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Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, etc.

Paternal granddaughter of Charles (1863-1922), born in Ohio, and Dora (née Belcher) Baxter (1863-1942), born in Kentucky.

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Bette Davis and Anne Baxter in Alles über Eva (1950)

Paternal great-granddaughter of Daniel (1840-1918), born in Ohio, and Emily (née Shepardson) Baxter (1836-1906), born in Michigan.

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Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Gary Merrill in Alles über Eva (1950)

She was the studio's choice to play Bathsheba in David and Bathsheba (1951), but director Henry King told her he didn't think she could portray a biblical queen and gave the part to Susan Hayward. Baxter left the studio in 1953 and got her revenge the following year, when Cecil B. DeMille chose her for the role of the Egyptian queen Nefretiri in The Ten Commandments (1956), which turned out to be the most financially successful biblical movie ever made.

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Anne Baxter and George Sanders in Alles über Eva (1950)

Bette Davis starred in the pilot for Hotel (1983), but then decided she didn't want to do the series. Her All About Eve (1950) co-star Baxter replaced her.

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Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, and George Sanders in Alles über Eva (1950)

Was considered for the role of Pola Debevoise in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), but producer Nunnally Johnson chose Marilyn Monroe.

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Anne Baxter and Steve Forrest in Nachts auf den Boulevards (1955)

Was born four months before Charlton Heston, her co-star in The Ten Commandments (1956) and Three Violent People (1956). Baxter was born in Indiana; Heston was born in Indiana's western neighbor, Illinois.

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