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Carroll Baker

Highest Rated:   100% How the West Was Won (1963)
Lowest Rated:   0% Private Lessons (1981)
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The daughter of a traveling salesman, actress Carroll Baker joined a dance company after one year of college, then worked as a magician's assistant. After a brief marriage to a furrier, she went to Hollywood to act, but was unable to get anything more than a bit role (in 1953's Easy to Love) and so left for New York. At first finding work only in commercials (plus a walk-on in the Broadway play Escapade), in 1954 she enrolled at the Actors Studio; there she met director Jack Garfein, whom she married the following year (they were divorced in 1969). After her appearance in a few TV dramas and Robert Anderson's play All Summer Long (1955), she was noticed by Warner scouts and subsequently cast in James Dean's vehicle Giant (1956). Her success continued that same year when her role as the thumb-sucking wife in Baby Doll (1956) earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She also delivered an exemplary lead performance in director Irving Rapper's The Miracle (1959). With the success of Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood started looking for other Monroe "types" and producers began grooming Baker for the role, as is evident from her work in such films as The Carpetbaggers (1964); in 1965, she played the doomed title role in the film Harlow, another attempt to cast her in the Monroe mold. However, she never caught on with American audiences; in the late 60s, she moved to Italy and began appearing in Italian productions. In 1977 she made her London stage debut in W. Somerset Maugham's Rain, then made a few Hollywood and UK pictures in the late 70s and 80s, as well as putting in a "camp" appearance in Andy Warhol's Bad (1977) and a more straightlaced role as the mother of Dorothy Stratten in Star 80.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Red Monarch
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Return to 'Giant'
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Another Woman's Husband
  • Lynn
2000
72% The Game
  • Ilsa
1997
No Score Yet Skeletons
  • Mrs. Norton
1997
No Score Yet North Shore Fish
  • Arlyne
1997
No Score Yet Dalva
  • Naomi
1996
No Score Yet Just Your Luck
  • Momie
1996
No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes
  • Mrs. Graham
1993
No Score Yet Men Don't Tell
  • Ruth
1993
No Score Yet A Kiss to Die For
  • Mrs. Graham
1993
No Score Yet Blonde Fist
  • Actor
1991
51% Kindergarten Cop
  • Eleanor Crisp
1990
No Score Yet Bloodbath
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet R.O.T.O.R.
  • Actor
1988
65% Ironweed
  • Annie Phelan
1987
56% Native Son
  • Mrs. Dalton
1986
No Score Yet Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil
  • Gerda Hoffman
1985
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud
  • Mama Freud
1984
89% Star 80
  • Dorothy's Mother
1983
0% Private Lessons
  • Actor
1981
43% The Watcher in the Woods
  • Helen Curtis
1981
No Score Yet World is Full of Married Men
  • Linda Cooper
1980
No Score Yet The World Is Full of Married Men
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Cyclone (Terror Storm) (Tornado)
  • Actor
1977
71% Andy Warhol's Bad
  • Hazel Aiken
1977
No Score Yet My Father's Wife
  • Laura
1976
No Score Yet James Dean: The First American Teenager
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Private Lesson
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Next Victim
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Body
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Quiet Place to Kill (Paranoia)
  • Kathryn West
1973
No Score Yet Baba Yaga (Kiss Me Kill Me) (The Devil Witch)
  • Baba Yaga
1973
No Score Yet Knife of Ice (Il coltello di ghiaccio)
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Il Diavolo a sette facce (The Devil Has Seven Faces)
  • Julie/Mary Harrison
1971
No Score Yet Captain Apache (The Guns of April Morning) (Deathwork)
  • Maude
1971
No Score Yet Così dolce... così perversa (So Sweet... So Perverse)
  • Nicole
1969
No Score Yet Jack of Diamonds, (Der Diamantenprinz)
  • Herself
1968
No Score Yet L'harem (Her Harem) (The Harem)
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Harlow
  • Jean Harlow
1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Veronica
1965
No Score Yet Mister Moses
  • Julie Anderson
1965
70% Cheyenne Autumn
  • Deborah Wright
1964
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Rina Marlowe Cord
1964
No Score Yet Station Six---Sahara
  • Catherine
1964
100% How the West Was Won
  • Eve Prescott
1963
50% Something Wild
  • Mary Ann Robinson
1961
No Score Yet Bridge to the Sun (Pont vers le soleil)
  • Gwen Terasaki
1961
No Score Yet But Not for Me
  • Ellie Brown / Borden
1959
No Score Yet The Miracle
  • Teresa
1959
100% The Big Country
  • Patricia Terrill
1958
100% Baby Doll
  • Baby Doll Meighan
1956
95% Giant
  • Luz Benedict II
1956
No Score Yet Easy to Love
  • Clarice
1953

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