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Encyclopedia > The Star (movie)

The Star is a 1952 film which tells the story of a washed up actress who tries anything to restart her career, even at the risk of alienating her husband and daughter. It stars Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden and Natalie Wood.

The movie was written by Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson, and directed by Stuart Heisler.

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Bette Davis).

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Edna Purviance, Nevada's Forgotten Movie Star, by David W. Toll (3203 words)
But Edna Purviance, who starred with Charlie Chaplin in the pictures that elevated him into the first rank among movie stars, is now almost forgotten here.
It seems especially strange because she was not only a famous movie star and for many years Chaplin's leading lady, she was his lover and his best and most loyal friend until the day she died.
The movie was never released, and Sternberg said Edna was an unemployable alcoholic.
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