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Broadway actress who made her screen debut in 1934 and, four years later, earned simultaneous Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress ("Jezebel," for which she won) and Best Actress ("White Banners"). Often in matriarchal roles, Bainter was also acclaimed for "The Children's Hour" (1962), her last film. Mother of actor Richard Venable.
Cast (Feature Film)
Debut as stock actress at age 4 in "The Jewess"
New York stage debut in the musical,"The Rose of Panama"
Had notable stage success in "Arms and the Girl"
Film debut, "This Side of Heaven"
Essayed rare villainous role in "Dark Waters"
Toured with national company of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Last film, "The Children's Hour"