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Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 - October 5, 1981) was an American film actress.

Gloria Grahame

Born Gloria Hallward in Los Angeles, California, her mother Jean Grahame was a stage actress and acting teacher who taught Gloria acting during her childhood and adolescence. She was signed to a contact with MGM Studios after Louis B. Mayer saw her performing on Broadway. Changing her name to Gloria Grahame, she made her film debut in Blonde Fever (1944) and scored her most widely praised MGM role as the small town girl Violet, who is saved from a life of shame by George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (1946). MGM was not able to develop her potential as a star and her contract was sold to RKO Studios in 1947.

She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for Crossfire (1947), and won the same award for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). Often regarded as a difficult actress, Grahame's career began to wane after her role in Oklahoma! (1955), although she continued to play supporting roles for the rest of her life in the United States, and also in the United Kingdom, where she resided for many years.

In 1981 Grahame collapsed during a rehearsal for a British stage play, and returned to New York City where she died soon after from cancer. She is interred in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.

Gloria Grahame has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard.


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Gloria Grahame has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard. She has been married to cinematographer Janusz Kaminski since 1995, although the couple has been separated for several years. She is interred in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. Hunter has also appeared in several television films with remarkable performances, and has earned two Emmys. In 1981 Grahame collapsed during a rehearsal for a British stage play, and returned to New York City where she died soon after from cancer. In this year she also earned again a nomination as Best Supporting Actress for The Firm, starring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman. Often regarded as a difficult actress, Grahame's career began to wane after her role in Oklahoma! (1955), although she continued to play supporting roles for the rest of her life in the United States, and also in the United Kingdom, where she resided for many years. In 1993, she won the Oscar, for The Piano.

She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for Crossfire (1947), and won the same award for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). That same year she starred in Broadcast News, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. MGM was not able to develop her potential as a star and her contract was sold to RKO Studios in 1947. Hunter's first starring role in movies was in 1987, when she appeared in Raising Arizona. Changing her name to Gloria Grahame, she made her film debut in Blonde Fever (1944) and scored her most widely praised MGM role as the small town girl Violet, who is saved from a life of shame by George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (1946). She was cast in several Henley plays on Broadway, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Festival. Mayer saw her performing on Broadway. Her parents encouraged her to become an actress and Hunter went to Pittsburgh to study drama at Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated in 1980. Thereafter she moved to New York City, where she happened to meet playwright Beth Henley in an elevator.

She was signed to a contact with MGM Studios after Louis B. The youngest of seven children, her father was part salesman and part farmer. Born Gloria Hallward in Los Angeles, California, her mother Jean Grahame was a stage actress and acting teacher who taught Gloria acting during her childhood and adolescence. Born in Conyers, Georgia, she has managed to maintain a successful career in Hollywood, despite retaining her Southern accent. Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 - October 5, 1981) was an American film actress. Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress. The Burning (1981).

Swing Shift (1984). Raising Arizona (1987). End of the Line (1987). Broadcast News (1987).

Miss Firecracker (1989). Animal Behavior (1989). Always (1989). Once Around (1991).

The Piano (1993). The Firm (1993). Copycat (1995). Home for the Holidays (1995).

Crash (1996). A Life Less Ordinary (1997). Living Out Loud (1998). Woman Wanted (1999).

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (1999). Jesus' Son (1999). O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Moonlight Mile (2002).

Levity (2003). Thirteen (2003). The Incredibles (2004).

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