Anne Baxter

Anne BaxterBorn: 7 May 1923

Died: 12 December 1985











Academy Award winning actress Anne Baxter was born on this day in 1923.

At the age of 16 Baxter auditioned for the role of Mrs. DeWinter in Rebecca (1940) but lost out to Joan Fontaine because Alfred Hitchcock thought she was too young.

Her screen debut came in 20 Mule Team (1940) and she was then chosen by Orson Welles for the role of Lucy in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).

In 1946 Baxter co-starred with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney in The Razor’s Edge and received the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role as Sophie MacDonald. Four years later she starred in All About Eve (1950) for which she received the Best Actress Academy Award nomination.

She is also known for the films I Confess (1953) and The Ten Commandments (1956).

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