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Anne Baxter

Highest Rated:   100% All About Eve (1950)
Lowest Rated:   33% A Royal Scandal (1945)
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Raised in Bronxville, N.Y., the granddaughter of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Anne Baxter took up acting at the age of 11 with Maria Ouspenskaya, debuting on Broadway two years later (in Seen but Not Heard); she continued working on Broadway until her screen debut at age 17 in Twenty-Mule Team (1940), a minor Western featuring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Rambeau. Charming if not beautiful, she tended to play shy and innocent types and gave a few outstanding performances, such as that with Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950); she and Davis were both nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, but it went to Judy Holliday. Her "breakthrough" film was Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), leading to many more roles in the next few years. At home in a variety of parts, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1946 for her work in The Razor's Edge. Although she has worked with many of Hollywood's most celebrated and accomplished directors (Welles, Hitchcock, Lang, Mankiewicz, Wilder Wellman), after the mid-'50s she tended to get poor roles in mediocre movies. Baxter left Hollywood in 1961 for an isolated cattle station in Australia, an experience she described in her critically-acclaimed book Intermission: A True Story. She made a few more films, but her major work was as Lauren Bacall's replacement as Margo Channing in Applause, the musical version of All About Eve; having played Eve in the film, she now assumed the role earlier held by Davis. Baxter also did some TV work, including a part in the early '80s series Hotel. She was married from 1946-53 to actor John Hodiak, whom she met while filming Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Masks of Death (Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death)
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Portrait of an Artist: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Jane Austen in Manhattan
  • Lilliana Zorska
1980
No Score Yet Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Fools' Parade
  • Cleo
1971
No Score Yet The Late Liz
  • Liz Addams Hatch
1971
No Score Yet The Busy Body
  • Margo Foster Kane
1967
80% The Family Jewels
  • Actress in In-Flight Movie
1965
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side
  • Teresina Vidarverri
1962
No Score Yet Season of Passion
  • Olive
1961
No Score Yet Cimarron
  • Dixie Lee
1960
No Score Yet Chase a Crooked Shadow
  • Kimberley Prescott
1958
No Score Yet Three Violent People
  • Lorna Hunter Saunders
1957
94% The Ten Commandments
  • Nefretiri
1956
No Score Yet The Come On
  • Rita
1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Cherry Malotte
1955
No Score Yet Bedevilled
  • Monica Johnson
1955
No Score Yet Carnival Story
  • Willie
1954
86% The Blue Gardenia
  • Norah Larkin
1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House
  • Joanna Goodwin
1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats
  • Cal
1952
80% I Confess
  • Ruth Grandfort
1952
No Score Yet Follow the Sun
  • Valerie Hogan
1951
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk
  • Kit Dodge Jr.
1950
100% All About Eve
  • Eve Harrington
1950
No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish
  • Nora
1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Julia Norman
1948
No Score Yet Homecoming
  • Mrs. Penny Johnson
1948
No Score Yet Yellow Sky
  • Mike
1948
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Narrator
1947
No Score Yet Smoky
  • Julie Richards
1946
No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder
  • Barbara Foster
1946
83% The Razor's Edge
  • Sophie MacDonald
1946
33% A Royal Scandal
  • Countess Anna Jaschikoff
1945
No Score Yet Sunday Dinner For A Soldier
  • Tessa Osborne
1944
No Score Yet Guest in the House
  • Evelyn Heath
1944
No Score Yet The Fighting Sullivans
  • Katherine Mary
1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Marina
1943
No Score Yet Crash Dive
  • Jean Hewlett
1943
100% Five Graves to Cairo
  • Mouche
1943
91% The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Lucy Morgan
1942
100% The Pied Piper
  • Nicole Rougeron
1942
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt
  • Amy Spettigue
1941
No Score Yet Swamp Water
  • Julie
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Olga Zelda the Great
  • 1967
  • 1966

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