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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. Official site Irenejacob.net (http://www.irenejacob.net). She is interred in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. Filmography. 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. Her 2000/2001 London West-End performance as the title character in Madame Melville opposite Macaulay Culkin was crucial to that development. 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. Jacob's film career slowed down in subsequent years, and after a series of independent, mostly European, movies, she revived her theatre career.

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). Marshals (released 1997), in which she starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones. MGM was not able to develop her potential as a star and her contract was sold to RKO Studios in 1947. Her highest grossing US picture as of 2004 was U.S. 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). The film, and her performance, gained huge international recognition bringing many offers from major American motion-picture studios. Mayer saw her performing on Broadway. This was very evident when Kieslowski used her again to star alongside Jean-Louis Trintignant in Three Colors: Red, the third part of his highly acclaimed masterpiece, the Three Colors trilogy.

She was signed to a contact with MGM Studios after Louis B. An introvert by nature, Jacob has the remarkable ability to express the emotional turmoil of her characters with very few words. 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. Jacob won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 - October 5, 1981) was an American film actress. For her performance, Ms. Jacob's return to Paris, the then 21-year-old drama student obtained her first movie role in the 1987 film Au revoir les enfants followed by several more minor roles until her big break came when Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski cast her in the lead role of his 1991 motion picture, La Double vie de Véronique.

Three years after Ms. As an infant, her family moved to Geneva, Switzerland where, as a young girl, she became interested in the arts, making her stage debut at the age of 11. She attended the Geneva Conservatory of Music, earned a degree in languages (she speaks English, German, Italian and French), studied acting in Paris at the prestigious Rue Blanche (the French national drama academy) and at the Dramatic Studio in London, England. She comes from a highly educated and intellectual family, her father is a physicist, her mother a psychologist, and of her brothers, one is a musician and the other two are scientists. Irène Jacob was born in Paris, France, the youngest child after three brothers.

Irène Marie Jacob (born July 15, 1966) is a French-born Swiss actress. Au revoir les enfants - 1987. La Bande des quatre - 1988. Les Mannequins d'osier - 1989.

La Veillée - 1990. La Passion Van Gogh - 1990. Erreur de jeunesse - 1990. Le Secret de Sarah Tombelaine - 1991.

La Double vie de Véronique - 1991. Enak - 1992. Claude - 1992. The Secret Garden - 1993.

Trois couleurs: Rouge - 1994. Predskazaniye - 1994. Le Moulin de Daudet - 1994. Victory - 1995.

Par-delà les nuages - 1995. Othello - 1995. Fugueuses - 1995. Faire un film pour moi c'est vivre - 1995.

All Men Are Mortal - 1995. Beyond The Clouds - 1996. Incognito - 1997. Marshals - 1998.

U.S. Cuisine américaine - 1998. My Life So Far - 1999. History Is Made at Night - 1999.

Cuisine chinoise - 1999. The Big Brass Ring - 1999. The Pornographer: A Love Story - 2000. Londinium - 2000.

L’ Affaire Marcorelle - 2000. Léaud l'unique - 2001. Lettre d'une inconnue - 2001. Mille millièmes (Landlords) - 2002.

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