Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Birthday: May 28, 1931

Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

A talented former dancer and magician's assistant, voluptuous, blonde bombshell Carroll Baker came under the private tutelage of Lee Strasberg once in NYC, eventually becoming a member of the famed Actors Studio. She had appeared in a bit role in "Easy to Love" (1953), but it was her performance on Broadway in Robert Anderson's "All Summer Long" (1955) that led director Elia Kazan and playwright-screenwriter Tennessee Williams to chose her (over Marilyn Monroe) for their classic "Baby Doll" (1956). Although George Steven's "Giant," which opened two months earlier that same year, introduced Baker as a terrific screen presence, it did not prepare anyone for her sizzling portrayal as the underage and overly ripe wife of Karl Malden, whose erotic thumb-sucking and torrid "love scene" (without a single kiss) played with Eli Wallach on a swing outside the house somehow slipped past the Hays' censors, earning her a much-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Condemned by the Catholic Church's Legion of Decency because of its "carnal suggestiveness," "Baby Doll" established Baker solidly as an A-list actor.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 82% Cinerama Adventure Self - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Hearts Nana (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rag and Bone Sister Marie (Character) - 1998
75% 84% The Game Ilsa (Character) $48.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart Full of Rain Edith Pearl Dockett (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Skeletons Nancy Norton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet North Shore Fish Arlyne (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Your Luck Momie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalva Naomi (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Measures Elaine Mitchelson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgment Day: The John List Story Alma List (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Fist Lovelle Summers (Character) - 1991
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Eleanor Crisp (Character) $88.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Fire Maureen (Character) - 1987
58% 59% Ironweed Annie Phelan (Character) $6.9M 1987
56% 25% Native Son Mrs. Dalton (Character) $374.6K 1986
No Score Yet 37% Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil Gerda Hoffman (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Mama Freud (Character) - 1984
86% 70% Star 80 Dorothy's Mother (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Monarch Brown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Storm Sheila (Character) - 1982
50% 57% The Watcher in the Woods Helen Curtis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Is Full of Married Men Linda Cooper (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodbath Treasure (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father's Wife Laura (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyclone Sheila (Character) - 1978
63% 66% Bad Hazel Aiken (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Last, At Last Lucia (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Satan's Doll Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Victim Sandy Marshall (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 89% James Dean, the First American Teen-ager Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Town of the Damned Treasure (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 8% A Quiet Place to Kill Helen (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 44% Kiss Me, Kill Me Baba Yaga (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 10% Bloody Mary Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Has Seven Faces Julie Harrison/Mary Harrison (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 31% Captain Apache Maude (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 31% So Sweet... So Perverse Nicole Perrier (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paranoia Kathryn West (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% Jack of Diamonds Carroll Baker (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sylvia Sylvia: West (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 45% Harlow Jean Harlow (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Moses Julie Anderson (Character) - 1965
41% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Veronica (Character) - 1965
60% 46% Cheyenne Autumn Deborah Wright (Character) - 1964
33% 62% The Carpetbaggers Rina Marlowe Cord (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Station Six-Sahara Catherine (Character) - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Eve Prescott (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 78% Bridge to the Sun Gwen Terasaki (Character) - 1961
50% 43% Something Wild Mary Ann Robinson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 71% But Not for Me Ellie Brown/Borden (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 20% The Miracle Teresa (Character) - 1959
100% 90% The Big Country Patricia Terrill (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice of the Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1958
89% 81% Baby Doll Baby Doll Meighan (Character) - 1956
93% 87% Giant Luz Benedict II (Character) $183.9K 1956
No Score Yet 45% Easy to Love Clarice (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966 1964

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