Anne Baxter, the granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built her own career acting in roles that ranged from the scheming ingenue Eve Harrington in "All About Eve" to Victoria Cabot on TV's "Hotel."
Baxter was born in Michigan City, Ind. She grew up in Bronxville and other suburbs of New York City, where she attended private schools.
She made her Broadway debut at 13 in "Seen But Not Heard" and her feature film debut in 1940 in "Twenty Mule Team."
She went on to appear in such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons," "The Pied Piper" and "Five Graves to Cairo" while under contract to 20th Century Fox.
Baxter won a 1946 Oscar for best supporting actress in "The Razor's Edge." She was nominated for an Academy Award again for her role in 1950's "All About Eve."
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