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Carroll Baker

in Baby Doll (1956)
Born May 28, 1931 (1931-05-28) (age 77)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Spouse(s) Louie Ritter (1953-1953)
Jack Garfein (1955-1969)
Donald Burton (1978-2007)
Official website

Carroll Baker (born May 28, 1931) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the 1960s, a movie sex symbol. Despite being cast in a wide range of roles during her heyday, Baker's beautiful features, blonde hair, and distinctive drawl made her particularly memorable in roles as a brash, flamboyant woman. Carroll (Anne) Baker (March 4, 1949 -) is a Canadian country music singer and songwriter. ... Baby Doll is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Pennsylvania within the USA Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Coordinates: , Country State County Cambria Government  - Mayor Tom Trigona Area  - City  6. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ...

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Biography

Early life

Baker was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Virginia (née Duffy) and William Watson Baker, who was a traveling salesman.[1] She spent a year at community college, and subsequently worked as a magician's assistant. Nickname: Location of Pennsylvania within the USA Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Coordinates: , Country State County Cambria Government  - Mayor Tom Trigona Area  - City  6. ... Née redirects here. ...


Career

Baker began her film career in 1953, with a small part in Easy to Love. After appearing in television commercials and training at New York's Actors Studio, she took a role in the Broadway production of All Summer Long. That appearance brought her to the attention of director Elia Kazan, who cast Baker as the title character in his controversial Baby Doll. Her Tennessee Williams-scripted role as a Mississippi teenage bride to a failed middle-aged cotton gin owner brought Baker instant fame as well as a certain level of notoriety. Baby Doll would remain the film for which she is best remembered; she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role. Two months prior to Baby Doll's release, she appeared in the supporting role of Luz Benedict II in Giant, opposite Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. Easy to Love is a 1936 popular song written by Cole Porter, for the film Born to Dance, where it was James Stewart and Eleanor Powell. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... All Summer Long was released in 1964 and was the sixth album officially released by The Beach Boys. ... Elia Kazan, (Greek: Ηλίας Καζάν, IPA: ), (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist and cofounder of the influential Actors Studio in New York in 1947. ... Baby Doll is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. ... Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ...


She would go on to work steadily in films throughout the late fifties and early sixties, appearing in a variety of genres: romances, such as The Miracle co-starring a young Roger Moore and But Not for Me (both 1959); westerns, including The Big Country (1958) and How the West Was Won (1962); and steamy melodramas, including Something Wild (1961), directed by her then-husband Jack Garfein, and Station Six-Sahara (1962). While Baker was on location in Africa for the 1965 movie Mister Moses, an apocryphal story has it that a Maasai chief offered 150 cows, 200 goats, sheep, and $750 for her hand in marriage.[citation needed] In addition to her film acting, she also found time to appear again on Broadway, starring in the 1962 production of Garson Kanin's Come on Strong. The Miracle is a 1959 remake of a 1912 German film Das Mirakel directed by Cherry Kearton and Max Reinhardt, which in turn was based on a 1911 Karl Vollmöller pantomime play by the same name. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... But Not for Me can refer to: But Not for Me, a 1959 movie But Not for Me, a song by George and Ira Gershwin Category: ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... How the West Was Won is an epic 1962 western film which follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. ... Something Wild was a 1961 independent film, starring Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker and directed by Jack Garfein, who was Bakers husband at the time. ... Jack Garfein, born July 2, 1930 in Mukacevo, Carpathian Ruthenia, Czechoslovakia (now Mukacheve, Ukraine), is an acting teacher and former motion picture and theater director. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... In Judeo-Christian theologies, apocrypha refers to religious Sacred text that have questionable authenticity or are otherwise disputed. ... Language(s) Maa (ɔl Maa) Religion(s) Monotheism including Christianity Related ethnic groups Samburu The Masai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. ... Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. ...


Baker's portrayal of a Jean Harlow-like movie star in the 1964 hit The Carpetbaggers brought her a second wave of notoriety and marked the beginning of a tumultuous relationship with the film's producer, Joseph E. Levine. Based on her Carpetbaggers performance, Levine began to develop Baker as a movie sex symbol, casting her in the title roles of two 1965 potboilers, Sylvia and Harlow. Despite much pre-publicity, the latter film was not a success, and relations between Baker and Levine soured. Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. ... The Carpetbaggers is the title of a 1961 bestselling novel by Harold Robbins, which was adapted into a 1964 film of the same title. ... Joseph E. Levine (September 9, 1905 – July 31, 1987) was an American film producer. ... Sylvia is a 1965 film directed by Gordon Douglas starring Peter Lawford and Carroll Baker. ... Harlow is the title of two competing biographical films released through Paramount Pictures and the foreign film distributor Magna Pictures, both portraying the life of actress Jean Harlow. ...


Following a protracted legal battle with Paramount Pictures and divorce from her second husband, Jack Garfein, Baker moved to Europe. Eventually settling in Italy, she would spend the next several years starring in hard-edged giallo thrillers, including The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968), Paranoia (1970), and Baba Yaga (1973). During those years, film locations would take her all around the world, including Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. A lead role in Andy Warhol's Bad (1977) brought her back to American shores. The seventies also saw a return to the stage, where she appeared in productions of Lucy Crown and Motive. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... S.S. Van Dines The Benson Murder Case, the first giallo ever published (1929). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yaga can refer to: Yajna (Hindu mythology) Baba Yaga (Russian mythology) Yaga (clothing company) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Lucy Crown is a novel by Irwin Shaw first published in 1956. ...


By the eighties, Baker moved into character work, playing the mother of Dorothy Stratten in Star 80 (1983) and Jack Nicholson's wife in Ironweed (1987). In 1990, she played a villainess in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Kindergarten Cop. Her film and television work continued sporadically through the nineties, and the 2006 DVD release of Baby Doll features a documentary with Baker reflecting on the impact the film had on her career. Dorothy Stratten (born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten) (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980) was a Canadian model and actress. ... Star 80 is a 1983 film about the true story of Playboy playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten who was murdered by her estranged husband (Paul Snider) in 1980. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Ironweed book cover Ironweed is a 1983 novel by William Kennedy. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Kindergarten Cop (1990) is a comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Baby Doll is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. ...


Baker has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street. She has written three books: Baby Doll, An Autobiography, published in 1983, and A Roman Tale and To Africa, With Love, both published in 1985. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Personal life

Baker has been married three times. Her first, to furrier Louie Ritter, ended before she enrolled in the Actors Studio in 1954. Her second marriage was to director Jack Garfein, a Holocaust survivor she met at the Studio and for whom she converted to Judaism. They had one daughter, Blanche Baker, born in 1956, and a son, Herschel Garfein, born in 1958. Garfein and Baker divorced in 1969. The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. ... Jack Garfein, born July 2, 1930 in Mukacevo, Carpathian Ruthenia, Czechoslovakia (now Mukacheve, Ukraine), is an acting teacher and former motion picture and theater director. ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blanche Baker (born December 20, 1956 in New York City) is an American Emmy Award winning actress. ...


Baker married her third husband, British theater actor Donald Burton, on March 10, 1978.[2] The couple remained together until Burton's death from emphysema at their home in Cathedral City, California, on December 8, 2007.[2] For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Filmography

Easy to Love is a 1936 popular song written by Cole Porter, for the film Born to Dance, where it was James Stewart and Eleanor Powell. ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ... Baby Doll is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... But Not for Me can refer to: But Not for Me, a 1959 movie But Not for Me, a song by George and Ira Gershwin Category: ... The Miracle is a 1959 remake of a 1912 German film Das Mirakel directed by Cherry Kearton and Max Reinhardt, which in turn was based on a 1911 Karl Vollmöller pantomime play by the same name. ... Bridge to the Sun is a 1961 film, directed by Etienne Périer, starring Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi and Tetzuro Tamba. ... Something Wild was a 1961 independent film, starring Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker and directed by Jack Garfein, who was Bakers husband at the time. ... How the West Was Won is an epic 1962 western film which follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. ... Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 western starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson. ... Sylvia is a 1965 film directed by Gordon Douglas starring Peter Lawford and Carroll Baker. ... This article is about the film. ... Harlow is the title of two competing biographical films released through Paramount Pictures and the foreign film distributor Magna Pictures, both portraying the life of actress Jean Harlow. ... Yaga can refer to: Yajna (Hindu mythology) Baba Yaga (Russian mythology) Yaga (clothing company) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Carroll Baker is a piano-teacher and her student falls in love with her. ... Look up bait in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andy Warhols Bad is the title of a 1977 film by Jed Johnson, starring Susan Tyrrell. ... The Sky is Falling is an American film released in 2000 written and directed by Florrie Lurence and and produced by Brad Hall and David Parks. ... The Watcher in the Woods is a 1980 film best known as an atypical live action Disney movie that has become a cult classic. ... Star 80 is a 1983 film about the true story of Playboy playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten who was murdered by her estranged husband (Paul Snider) in 1980. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... For other uses, see Native Son (disambiguation). ... Ironweed book cover Ironweed is a 1983 novel by William Kennedy. ... Kindergarten Cop (1990) is a comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... In the Flesh is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... The Game is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and produced by Polygram, telling the story of an investment banker who is gifted with prepaid access to a game that integrates in strange ways with his life. ... Cinerama Adventure is a documentary about the history of the Cinerama widescreen film process. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/96/Carroll-Baker.html
  2. ^ a b "British actor Donald Burton, husband Carroll Baker, dies at 73", Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News, 2008-01-11. Retrieved on 2008-01-15. 

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