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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. Hawn has proved her singing talent with a cover version of the Beatles' song "A Hard Day's Night" on George Martin's CD In My Life (1998). She is interred in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.
. 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 has been in a relationship with Kurt Russell since 1983 and they have a son together, Wyatt. 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. Her son Oliver Hudson is also an actor, appearing on the US (WB) TV series The Mountain.

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). She appeared in The Banger Sisters opposite Susan Sarandon in 2002. MGM was not able to develop her potential as a star and her contract was sold to RKO Studios in 1947. Through the late '90s into the year 2002 she has remained popular (in partial thanks to the success of her now adult daughter, actress Kate Hudson). 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 eventually came full circle playing an aging actress in the late 90s film The First Wives Club opposite Bette Midler and Diane Keaton. Mayer saw her performing on Broadway. Her career died down a bit until 1992 when she revitalized it opposite Bruce Willis and Meryl Streep in the film Death Becomes Her.

She was signed to a contact with MGM Studios after Louis B. Into the 1970s and 1980s Hawn remained a popular figure in entertainment, appearing in various films (generally comedies.) She gathered great respect as a comedic actress, outspoken on her liberal political views. 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. Hawn won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1969 film Cactus Flower. Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 - October 5, 1981) was an American film actress. She embodied both the concept of the free-loving hippie girl and the determined feminist. Noted equally for her chipper attitude and her bikini and painted body, she personified a 60s "it-girl." On the show she would often break out into high-pitched giggles in the middle of a joke, yet in the next moment deliver a very polished performance.

born actress who began her career as one of the regular cast members on the 1960s sketch comedy show Laugh-In. Goldie Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is a Washington, D.C. The Banger Sisters (2002). The First Wives Club (1996).

Everyone Says I Love You (1996). Death Becomes Her (1992). Housesitter (1992). Overboard (1987).

Private Benjamin (1980). Shampoo (1975). Butterflies Are Free (1972). There's a Girl in My Soup (1970).

Cactus Flower (1969).

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