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Birthdate :May 7, 1923
Country :United States
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Anne Baxter Timeline
1940Was the top runner for the lead in Rebecca (1940) and completed a few tests for it before David O. Selznick decided to cast Joan Fontaine at the last minute.
1950Was initially cast in All About Eve (1950) because of her resemblance to Claudette Colbert. Miss Colbert was first signed for the role of Margo and the idea was to have Eve visually turn into Margo.
1950While Bette Davis and Anne were both the stars of All About Eve (1950), it was thought that they would both stand a better chance at Oscar trophies if Anne were to be placed in the "Supporting Actress" category, thus avoiding each canceling the other out. Anne refused to be put in the supporting category. Sure enough, both actresses were nominated for "Best Actress" Oscars and both lost to Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday (1950).
1953Turned down the role of Polly Cutler in Niagara (1953). After her withdrawal, the film was reworked to highlight Marilyn Monroe.
1958Turned down the starring role in the movie Too Much, Too Soon (1958), the overly dramatic, highly fictional retelling of actress Diana Barrymore's misfortunes. The part went instead to Dorothy Malone.
1961The daughter of Kenneth Stuart Baxter, a sales manager, and housewife Catherine, she later had three daughters. Katrina Hodiak is a composer, married and with children. Melissa Galt (born 1961) is an interior designer in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and Maginal Galt (born 1963) is reportedly a Catholic nun residing in Rome, Italy.
1962In Italy, almost all of her films were dubbed by Dhia Cristiani. She was occasionally dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi, Andreina Pagnani and once by Rosetta Calavetta in Walk on the Wild Side (1962).
1966Has the unique distinction of being the only actress to play two different guest villains on the original "Batman" (1966) TV show (ABC: 1966-1968), having played Zelda the Great during the first season and Olga, Queen of the Bessarovian Cossacks, during the third season. For the latter, she even learned to swear in Russian! Like most performers who guested on the series, she maintained that it was an enjoyable experience.
1970Was made Honorary Mayor of Universal City in 1970.
1970Maintained her primary residence in Easton, Connecticut, on a ten-acre estate from the 1970s until her death.
1977She and her third and last husband, David Klee, a prominent stockbroker, were working on renovations on a Connecticut home when he died unexpectedly in October of 1977 after only nine months of marriage.
1981Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 51-53. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
1985Anne was walking down Madison Avenue in New York City when she suffered her fatal brain aneurysm in 1985.