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Betsy Blair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Betsy Blair (December 11, 1923 – March 13, 2009) was an American actress of film and stage, long based in London. Blair pursued a career in entertainment from the age of eight, and as a child worked as an amateur dancer, performed on radio, and worked as a model, before joining the chorus of Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe in 1940. There she met Gene Kelly; they were married the following year, when she was seventeen years old, they divorced sixteen years later in 1957. After work in the theatre, Blair began her film career playing supporting roles in films such as A Double Life (1947) and Another Part of the Forest (1948). Her interest in Marxism led to an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee and Blair was blacklisted for some time, but resumed her career with a critically acclaimed performance in Marty (1955), winning a BAFTA Award and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continued her career with regular theatre, film and television work until the mid 1990s.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Betsy Blair, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 11, 1923 In Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
24
First Appeared:
In the movie The Guilt of Janet Ames 1947-03-06
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age 2003-01-01
Known For
Poster of Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer
Poster of Careless
Poster of Kind Lady
Filmography
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age Herself 2003-01-01
Movie Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer Herself 2002-09-24
Series Scarlett Sister of Mercy 1994-11-13
Movie Betrayed Gladys Simmons 1988-08-26
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Flight of the Spruce Goose Helen 1986-01-17
Movie Descent Into Hell Mrs. Burns 1986-11-06
Movie A Delicate Balance Edna 1973-11-12
Movie Marry Me! Marry Me! Second English Teacher 1968-09-18
Movie All Night Long Emily 1962-02-06
Movie Careless 1962-03-08
Movie The Dolphins Contessa Rita Cherè 1960-10-05
Movie Il Grido Elvia 1957-06-22
Movie The Halliday Brand Martha Halliday 1957-01-01
Movie Rencontre à Paris Nancy Blanding 1956-05-02
Movie Main Street Isabel 1956-10-26
Movie Marty Clara Snyder 1955-04-11
Movie Kind Lady Ada Elcott 1951-06-20
Movie No Way Out Telephone Operator (uncredited) 1950-08-16
Movie Mystery Street Jackie Elcott 1950-07-27
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie The Snake Pit Hester 1948-11-04
Movie The Guilt of Janet Ames Katie 1947-03-06
Movie A Double Life Girl in Wig Shop 1947-12-25
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