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|Birth Place:||Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
Named Woman of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club in 1957.
Received Film Achievement Award from Look Magazine (1957).
Presented a lifetime achievement award at the Breckenridge (Colorado) Film Festival (1997).
Baker was one of the first mainstream Hollywood starlets to pose nude in Playboy magazine.
About working with George Peppard and Alan Ladd in "The Carpetbaggers" (Ladd's last film): "George wasn't a nice person--fame had gone to his head--and I didn't like the way he treated Alan. Alan had trouble remembering his lines and was so insecure it made you sad to be around him. We all knew he was ill, but George would always say, 'For Chrissakes, get it together, Alan'" --Carroll Baker in Movieline, February 1998.
"['The Game' is] an important movie and I'm honored to be in it. Of course, I'd like to be the romantic lead. And I'm actually closer to Michael's [Douglas] age than Deborah Kara Unger is [Baker is 66, Douglas is 53 and Unger is 31]. I think it's always worked that way in Hollywood. When I was in my 20s, I played opposite Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum and Clark Gable, all of whom were old enough to be my father." --Baker quoted in New York Post, September 9, 1997.
"I'm getting a bit discouraged because I would like to age gracefully. I'm never going to look like a woman, just an old girl." --Baker quoted in the London Times, June 26, 2000.
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