Anne Revere

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Anne Revere (born June 25, 1903 in New York City , New York , † December 18, 1990 in Locust Valley , New York) was an American actress .


The New Yorker Anne Revere was a direct descendant of the American revolutionary Paul Revere . In 1931 she made her Broadway debut . Her theater career took her to Hollywood in 1934 , where she made her film debut in her Broadway hit Double Door . However, she continued to play major roles in the theater. She was nominated for an Oscar three times for Best Supporting Actress , in 1944 for her role in The Song of Bernadette . In 1946 she received an Oscar for her role as the mother of Elizabeth Taylor in Little Girl, Big Heart . In 1948 she was nominated again for her role as the mother of Gregory Peck in Tabu der Gerechten .

Their last major film role was in 1951 as the mother of Montgomery Clift in A Place in the sun . The film had just finished when she had to testify to the Un-American Activities Committee . After that, she was removed from the credits of the film and remained a cameo . It would be 20 years before she took over a film role in Hollywood again. Instead, she celebrated success on Broadway and appeared in television series from the 1960s on. With her husband, the playwright and theater director Samuel Rosen , she went back to New York and founded an acting school there . In 1961 she received a Tony Award for her performance in Dolls Under the Roof by Lillian Hellman . In the later film adaptation, Wendy Hiller took over her role .

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