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Anne Baxter-a name is taken with respect in the American entertainment industry. She had done several Hollywood films, Broadway theater, and also acted in TV series. She had also won an Oscar and the Golden Globe for her great acting skills. Starting her career in 1936, she debuted into Hollywood in 1940 and then never looked back. Let us sneak a peek into the wonderful life of this great actress of her time!
Anne Baxter-her childhood days
Anne Baxter had started acting at a young age. She used to partake in the school plays. She was born on 7 May 1923 in the city of Michigan, Indiana. The father of this pretty actress was Frank Lloyd Wright who was a famous architect. Her mother Kenneth Stuart Baxter was an executive at the Seagrams Distillery Company.
At the tender age of 5, she first acted in a school play. Her family migrated to NY when she was 6. She studied at Brearley. Anne saw a play at Broadway when she was 10 and made up her mind to pursue acting as a career.
The initial Broadway days
Anne started appearing in Broadway productions when she was 13. She was part of the stage drama Seen. But Not Heard. She was also cast in The Philadelphia Story but was replaced later. She then turned her attention to Hollywood.
At age 16, she auditioned for a role in Rebecca but was not chosen due to her young age. But she bagged a 7-year contract with the 20th Century Fox. She was cast in 20 Mule Team in 1940, The Great Profile in 1940, Charley’s Aunt in 1941, and also in 1941’s Swamp Water and 1942’s The Pied Piper. She did innumerable Hollywood films and also earned awards and nominations for it. She did My Wife’s best friend and then in 1953 left 20th Century Fox.
Her freelance career
She did a two-picture deal with Warner Bros. Her most memorable role was that of Egyptian Princess and Queen Nefretiri in The Ten Commandments. She received rave reviews for her acting and talking about this role, she had said:
“DeMille asked me to come in. His office at Paramount was bursting with books, props, rolls of linens. I told him I’d have to wear an Egyptian false nose and he pounded the table. “No. Baxter, your Irish nose stays in this picture.” He acted out my part and I kept nodding, and I walked out with the part. The sound stage sets were magnificent. It was all corny, sure, but DeMille knew it was corny—that’s what he wanted, what he loved. I loved slinking around— really, this was silent film acting but with dialogue.”
The 1960s and later
Anne was a regular on American TV in the 1960s. Later she also started appearing on various TV shows. She also continued to do films.
Her personal life
Anne began dating actor John Hodiak and married him on 7 July 1946 at her parents’ home in Burlingame, CA. Their daughter Katrina was born in 1951. The couple divorced in 1953. John died 2 years later. She had in her book blamed herself for the divorce. She started a relationship with her publicist Russell Birdwell in the mid-1950s.
In 1960, she married American Randolph Galt who owned a cattle station near Sydney in Australia. She migrated to Australia and the couple had two daughters-Melissa and Maginel born in 1962 and 1963 respectively. The pair split in 1969.
Come to 1977 and Anne married a stockbroker named David Klee who died soon due to an illness.
Anne had a stroke on 4 December 1985. She was admitted at Lenox Hill Hospital and remained on life support for 8 days. With the consent of the family members, she was removed from life support since the brain was dead already. She died on 12 December 1985 at the age of 62.