Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame
Los Angeles Times


Gloria Grahame
Film: South side of the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Gloria G. Hallward on Nov. 28, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA
Died Oct. 5, 1981 of breast cancer in St. Vincent's Hospital, NY

Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame was best known for her appearance in the film "It's a Wonderful Life."

Although Grahame, a sultry blond, is remembered as Violet Bick in Frank Capra's sentimental comedy, it was for a 1952 film — a melodrama about Hollywood called "The Bad and the Beautiful"— that she won an Academy Award for supporting actress.

Grahame's motion picture credits include "Blonde Fever," "Without Love," "The Good Die Young," "Merton of the Movies," "The Big Heat," "The Man Who Never Was," "Macao" and "Song of the Thin Man."

Grahame continued to work until close to her death in 1981 at 57.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1947 Best Supporting Actress Crossfire Nomination
    1952 Best Supporting Actress The Bad and the Beautiful Win

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