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PORTRAIT OF THE WEEK

January 23, 2014

ANNE BAXTER

A beautiul portrait of Anne Baxter from her days as a contract player at 20th Century-Fox.
A beautiul portrait of Anne Baxter from her days as a contract player at 20th Century-Fox.

A beautiul portrait of Anne Baxter from her days as a contract player at 20th Century-Fox.

 

Beautiful Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923.  She later moved to New York City with her parents, where as a child she began acting in stock productions and later Broadway.

20th Century-Fox signed her up to a  contract in 1940. She was one of the studio’s top stars during that period, appearing in one hit film after another. Charley’s Aunt, Swamp Water, Sunday Dinner for a Soldier, and A Royal Scandal were just a few of her famous movies.

She reached her zenith with The Razor’s Edge (for which she won an Academy Award) and the classic All About Eve.

After her contract lapsed at Fox, she free-lanced at other studios. One of her best was for Warners, where she made the thriller, The Blue Gardenia with Ann Sothern and Raymond Burr.

Anne continued to work and travel

the world with her film lectures. It was during a visit to St. Louis for said show in the early 80s that I had the chance to meet Ms. Baxter. She was extremely approachable–no diva her! I had several photos from her movies to show her, and asked her to please sign one of them. “Let’s go first-class!” she laughed. “Let me sign them all for you!” What a classy lady!

 

 

 






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