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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.
Adapted from the article Eva Green (http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.phtml?title=Eva_Green), from Wikinfo, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.. She is interred in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. In March 2004, she is scheduled to begin her third film as the female star alongside Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson in director Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, scheduled for release in May of 2005. 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. Described by Bertolucci as "so beautiful, it's indecent," her performance brought her critical acclaim and she has finished her second movie role in the French film, Arsene Lupin,directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and co-starring Romain Duris and Kristin Scott Thomas. 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 addition to acting, she would like to compose music for film.

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). The multi-lingual Eva's name in Swedish is pronounced "grain." She studied in Paris and in London, England and performed on stage before making her film debut as the female lead in the Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 film The Dreamers. MGM was not able to develop her potential as a star and her contract was sold to RKO Studios in 1947. A twin of Joy Green, a non-identical sister, Eva Green is the daughter of French actress Marlène Jobert and Walter Green, a Swedish dentist. 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). Eva Green, born July 5, 1980 in Paris, France, is an actress. Mayer saw her performing on Broadway.

She was signed to a contact with MGM Studios after Louis B. 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. Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 - October 5, 1981) was an American film actress.

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