Anne Baxter

Actor, Author
A luminous screen presence best known for a handful of roles, Anne Baxter acted in three Broadway productions while still in her teens and was soon invited to Hollywood. Her early films were not of consistent quality ... Read more »
Born: 05/07/1923 in Michigan City, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel 1983 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Stars' Screen Tests 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thrill of Genius 1984 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright 1982 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Austen in Manhattan 1980 (Movie)

Lilianna Zorska (Actor)

Nero Wolfe 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

If Tomorrow Comes 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Liz 1971 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

Fools' Parade 1970 (Movie)

Cleo (Actor)

The Challengers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Busy Body 1967 (Movie)

Margo Foster (Actor)

The Tall Women 1965 (Movie)

Mary Ann (Actor)

The Family Jewels 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walk on the Wild Side 1962 (Movie)

Teresina Vidarverri (Actor)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 1961 (Movie)

Olive (Actor)

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

Dixie Lee (Actor)

Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958 (Movie)

Kimberley Prescott (Actor)

The Come On 1956 (Movie)

Rita Kendrick (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Nefertiti (Actor)

Three Violent People 1956 (Movie)

Lorna (Actor)

Bedevilled 1955 (Movie)

Monica Johnson (Actor)

One Desire 1955 (Movie)

Tacey Cromwell (Actor)

The Spoilers 1955 (Movie)

Cherry Malotte (Actor)

Carnival Story 1954 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

I Confess 1953 (Movie)

Ruth Grandfort (Actor)

The Blue Gardenia 1953 (Movie)

Norah Larkin (Actor)

O. Henry's Full House 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950 (Movie)

Kit Dodge Jr. (Actor)

All About Eve 1950 (Movie)

Eve Harrington (Actor)

The Walls of Jericho 1948 (Movie)

Julia Norman (Actor)

The Sullivans 1944 (Movie)

Katherine Mary Sullivan (Actor)

Five Graves to Cairo 1942 (Movie)

Mouche (Actor)

The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 (Movie)

Lucy Morgan (Actor)

Angel on My Shoulder (Movie)

Barbara Foster (Actor)

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Blaze of Noon (Movie)

Lucille Stewart (Actor)

Charley's Aunt (Movie)

Amy Spettigue (Actor)

Companions in Nightmare (TV Show)

Actor

Crash Dive (Movie)

Jean Hewlett (Actor)

Follow the Sun (Movie)

Valerie Hogan (Actor)

Guest in the House (Movie)

Evelyn Heath (Actor)

Lisa, Bright and Dark (TV Show)

Actor

Little Mo (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Wore Tights (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

Mother Wore Tights (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

My Wife's Best Friend (Movie)

Virginia Mason (Actor)

Ritual of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Smoky (Movie)

Julie Richards (Actor)

Stranger on the Run (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (Movie)

Tessa Osborne (Actor)

Swamp Water (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

The Catcher (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Profile (Movie)

Mary Maxwell (Actor)

The Luck of the Irish (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

The North Star (Movie)

Marina (Actor)

The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

The Pied Piper (Movie)

Nicole Rougeron (Actor)

Yellow Sky (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Biography

A luminous screen presence best known for a handful of roles, Anne Baxter acted in three Broadway productions while still in her teens and was soon invited to Hollywood. Her early films were not of consistent quality, but the lovely, husky-voiced actress usually managed to make a positive impression and showed genuine ability in pictures as varied as Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942), "Five Graves to Cairo" (1943) and "The Razor's Edge" (1946), winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the latter. However, she was best remembered for her indelible performances as a ruthless, success-driven young actress in "All About Eve" (1950) and the gorgeous and nefarious Nefretiri in Cecil B. DeMille's religious epic "The Ten Commandments" (1956). The movie assignments offered to Baxter in the wake of those triumphs were often not worthy of her skills, but she still managed to give consistent and laudable performances, particularly in projects that suitably challenged her. Principal among these was "Applause" (1972), a musical re-working of "All About Eve" for the stage in which the now older Baxter successfully assumed the role of the character she had deceived in the film. It was that sort of versatility and professionalism that allowed Baxter to earn numerous credits in three different mediums over a career spanning almost 50 years.

Relationships

Kenneth Stuart Baxter

Father

Catherine Baxter

Mother

Maginel Galt

Daughter

Melissa Galt

Daughter

Randolph Galt

Husband
married in 1960 divorced in 1968

John Hodiak

Husband
married in 1946 divorced in 1953

David Klee

Husband
married from 1977 until his death in 1978

Katrina Vonditter

Daughter
appeared in "Jane Austen in Manhattan" with mother

Frank Wright

Grandfather

EDUCATION

attended private schools in New York

Theodora Irvine School of the Theater

New York , New York 1934 - 1936
studied with Maria Ouspenskaya

Milestones

1985

Appeared as herself in "The Thrill of Genius", a feature documentary about Alfred Hitchcok

1984

Co-starred in the British TV-movie "The Masks of Death/Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death", starring Peter Cushing

1983

Narrated the documentary "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright"

1981

Acted in the ABC miniseries remake of "East of Eden"

1980

Made final feature, "Jane Austen in Manhattan", directed by James Ivory; cast included her daughter Katrina Hodiak

1976

Published memoir of life in the Outback, "Intermission: A True Story"

1976

Starred in NBC miniseries "The Moneychangers"

1973

Played Margaret Schilling in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "Lisa, Bright and Dark" (NBC)

1970

Replaced Lauren Bacall in role of Margo Channing in the award-winning Broadway musical "Applause", based on "All About Eve"; Channing was Bette Davis' character in movie

1968

Received an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for "The Bobby Currier Story" episode of "The Name of the Game" (NBC)

1968

Had regular role as love interest for the title character during first season of "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC)

1967

TV-movie debut, "Stranger on the Run" (NBC)

1964

Returned to the USA (date approximate)

1961

Moved to Australia after second marriage to Randolph Gant

1958

Made London stage debut in "The Joshua Tree"

1957

Made early TV appearance in episode of "G.E. Theatre" (CBS)

1957

Returned to Broadway after absence of nearly 20 years in "The Square Root of Wonderful"

1956

Played Nefretiri, the Egyptian queen, in Cecil B DeMille's remake of "The Ten Commandments"

1953

Co-starred with Montgomery Clift in Alfred Hitchcock's "I Confess"

1950

Played best-known role of Eve Harrington, a scheming aspiring actress who worms her way into the life of an aging Broadway star (Bette Davis) in the classic "All About Eve"; nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award

1948

Second film with Hodiak, "Homecoming"

1946

Had one of her best screen roles as a dipsomaniac Sophie MacDonald in "The Razor's Edge"; won Best Supporting Actress Oscar

1943

Acted opposite future husband John Hodiak in "Sunday Dinner for a Soldier"

1942

Received top billing for first time on Lewis Milestone's "North Star"

1941

Breakthrough role as Joseph Cotten's daughter in Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons"

1940

Film acting debut in "20 Mule Team"

1940

Acted in the "The Great Profile", starring John Barrymore

1939

Moved to Hollywood

1936

Broadway acting debut at age 13 in "Seen But Not Heard"

1934

Began studying acting with Maria Ouspenskaya

1927

Moved to Bronxville, New York with family at age four (date approximate)

Tested unsuccessfully for the leading role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca"

Portrayed Olga, Queen of the Cossacks, on ABC's "Batman"

Portrayed the owner of the St Francis, in the ABC anthology series "Hotel"; replaced an ailing Bette Davis in the role

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