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Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 - December 12, 1985) was an American actress. Born in Michigan City, Indiana, her mother was the daughter of acrhitect Frank Lloyd Wright. By the age of 13, Anne had appeared on Broadway.

Her first movie role was in 20 Mule Team[?] in 1940. She was chosen by Orson Welles to appear in The Magnificent Ambersons, but she didn't have a starring role until The Razor's Edge in 1946, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1950 she was chosen to star in All About Eve, largely because of a resemblance to Claudette Colbert, who had initially been chosen to co-star in the film. Baxter received a nomination for Best Actress for the role.

In 1961, Baxter and her husband, Randolph Galt, left the United States to live on a cattle station in the Australian Outback. She told the story in her memoir Intermission: A True Story.

In 1983, she starred in the television series Hotel[?].

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Blvd.



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