Anne Revere

Actor
Character actress from the stage who specialized in portraying morally upright mothers. Plain, if slightly severe-looking, Revere hit her stride during the 1940s when she won an Oscar as Elizabeth Taylor's wise mother ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1903 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Sesame Street 1969 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Birch Interval 1976 (Movie)

Mrs Tanner (Actor)

Two For the Money 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 1970 (Movie)

Miss Farber (Actor)

Macho Callahan 1969 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

Hannah Eastman (Actor)

Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Body and Soul 1947 (Movie)

Anna Davis (Actor)

Gentleman's Agreement 1947 (Movie)

Mrs Green (Actor)

National Velvet 1944 (Movie)

Mrs Brown (Actor)

The Song of Bernadette 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Spangled Rhythm 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Howards of Virginia 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carnival in Costa Rica (Movie)

Elsa Molina (Actor)

Deep Waters (Movie)

Mary McKay (Actor)

Design for Scandal (Movie)

Nettie, the Maid (Actor)

Don Juan Quilligan (Movie)

Mrs. Rostigaff (Actor)

Dragonwyck (Movie)

Abigail Wells (Actor)

Fallen Angel (Movie)

Clara Mills (Actor)

Forever Amber (Movie)

Mother Red Cap (Actor)

Men of Boys Town (Movie)

Mrs. Fenely (Actor)

Old Acquaintance (Movie)

Belle Carter (Actor)

Rainbow Island (Movie)

Queen Okalana (Actor)

Remember the Day (Movie)

Miss Price (Actor)

Secret Beyond the Door (Movie)

Caroline Lamphere (Actor)

Standing Room Only (Movie)

Maj. Cromwell (Actor)

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (Movie)

Agatha (Actor)

The Devil Commands (Movie)

Mrs. Walters (Actor)

The Falcon Takes Over (Movie)

Jessie Florian (Actor)

The Flame of New Orleans (Movie)

Giraud's Sister (Actor)

The Keys of the Kingdom (Movie)

Agnes Fiske (Actor)

The Meanest Man in the World (Movie)

Kitty Crockett (Actor)

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (Movie)

Alice Pritchard (Actor)

The Thin Man Goes Home (Movie)

Crazy Mary (Actor)

Biography

Character actress from the stage who specialized in portraying morally upright mothers. Plain, if slightly severe-looking, Revere hit her stride during the 1940s when she won an Oscar as Elizabeth Taylor's wise mother in "National Velvet" (1944), she was also nominated for Academy Awards as the mother of Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), and Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947).

Perhaps her most representative role was as John Garfield's mother and conscience in Robert Rossen's moral indictment of the American dream, "Body and Soul" (1947). Among several who worked on the film, Revere was blacklisted by the industry for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. After playing Montgomery Clift's Salvation Army mother in "A Place in the Sun" (1951), a role that reputedly was substantially cut as a result of her blacklisting, Revere's film career virtually ended. She returned to the stage, winning a Tony Award in 1960 for her performance in Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" and began acting on TV in 1962. After an absence of 19 years, she returned to the big screen in "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon" (1970).

Relationships

Clinton Revere

Father

Samuel Rosen

Husband
married April 11, 1935 until his death in 1984

EDUCATION

Wellesley College

Wellesley , Massachusetts 1926

American Laboratory School

New York , New York
studied acting with Maria Ouspenskaya and Richard Boleslavsky

Milestones

1969

First film after being blacklisted, "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon"

1962

First appeared on TV in "The Edge of Night"

1951

Refused to testify before HUAC

1950

Last film before being blacklisted, "A Place in the Sun"

1934

Broadway debut, "The Children's Hour"

1934

Film debut, "Double Door"

Performed in stock and regional theaters

Bonus Trivia

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"Nobody went to jail because they were Communists. They went to jail for contempt. But the awful thing about the whole bloody era was that whether you answered or didn't, cooperated or not, you were dead in the business."--Anne Revere in 1975 interview.

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