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Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker

  • How the West Was Won (1962) April 18 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Born: May 28, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Joined itinerant dance troupe and toured southern states
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Worked as a conjurer's assistant for Burling Hall (known as the Great Volta) who booked her on the Kemp Time Vaudeville Circuit in North Carolina
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Moved to New York and danced in a nightclub
1953:
Film debut in a bit part in "Easy to Love"
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Returned to NY with Russ Morgan's band; acted on TV commercials (including Coca-Cola)
1953:
Appeared in workshop production of "A Hatful of Rain" at Actors Studio
1955:
Broadway debut, "All Summer Long"
1956:
Proved herself a competent actress in her first important movie part as the high-spirited daughter of Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in George Stevens' "Giant"
1956:
Established herself as a sizzling cinematic presence in Elia Kazan's "Baby Doll" (screenplay by Tennessee Williams), playing the underaged but overly ripe and buxom title character; Warner Bros signed her to a contract following her work on the film; earned Best Actress Oscar nomination
1958:
Portrayed Charles Bickford's tempestuous, pouting daughter in William Wyler's "The Big Country"
1959:
Acted opposite Clark Gable in "But Not for Me"
1961:
Starred in husband Jack Garfein's second feature film, "Something Wild"
1962:
Gets her man (Jimmy Stewart) in star-studded "How the West Was Won" (also first film with George Peppard)
1963:
Perfectly exploited as the sexpot among five love-starved men in "Station Six-Sahara"
1964:
Role for "The Carpetbaggers" drawn almost wholly from Jean Harlow; second film with Peppard
1965:
Reunited with Stevens for "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
1965:
Played bad girl turned good in Gordon Douglas' "Sylvia"
1965:
Second film of the year with Douglas, "Harlow", rushed through production to compete with the slipshod Carol Linley version of the same year
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Moved to Italy, beginning a 10-year period of doing European sexploitation flicks with such catchy titles as "Orgasmo" (1969) and "Baba Yaga--Devil Witch" (1973)
1972:
British TV debut, "Rain"
1977:
Reprised role of Sadie Thompson in London stage debut of Somerset Maugham's "Rain"
1978:
Acted on the stage in American regional theater, Canada and the United Kingdom
1980:
Appeared in British-made Disney effort "Watcher in the Woods", starring Bette Davis
1983:
Played Dorothy Stratton's mother in "Star 80" and Sigmund Freud's mother in "The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud"
1985:
Featured role as Gerda Hoffman in "Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil", an NBC movie released theatrically abroad
1986:
Portrayed blind Mrs Dalton in "Native Son"
1987:
Delivered sympathetic portrayal as Jack Nicholson's long abandoned wife in "Ironweed"
1990:
Villainous turn as the cold-blooded mother of psychopath Richard Tyson in "Kindergarten Cop", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
1991:
Superb as aging ex-stripper who becomes Margi Clarke's "manager" in "Blonde Fist"
1993:
Did a three-week guest stint on TV's "L.A. Law"
1996:
Appeared in HBO movie "Skeleton"
1997:
Played important role as Michael Douglas' housekeeper in David Fincher's "The Game"
1997:
Acted in the TV-movies "North Shore Fish" and "Heart Full of Rain"

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