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#1 Azure

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:50 AM

7.) She was born on February 14, 1902 in NYC. 


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:41 PM

6) Thelma won a Tony for a Musical on Broadway, but she also shined as a supporting actress in two 1950s musical classics--Fred Astaire's Daddy Long Legs and Susan Hayward's With a Song in My Heart.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:26 PM

5) Her second role, in writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's A Letter to Three Wives (1949), left a mark, although Ritter was again uncredited.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

4) As the supporting actress in Pillow Talk, Thelma stole the show from the two stars, Doris Day and Rock Hudson, earning her fifth Academy Award nomination in the process.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

3.) She won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for New Girl in Town.



#6 Terrence1

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

2.)  She holds the record for the greatest number of Oscar nominations for Supporting Actress.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:06 PM

1) Thelma Ritter's first movie role was as the harried and exhausted mother Christmas shopping for her son in Miracle on 34th Street.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:14 PM

10.)  She had hit records of "Abba Daba Honeymoon" and "Tammy".

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:18 AM

9. When she attended the Oscars, at age 19, her purse was stuffed with Girl Scout cookies.



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

8.)  She was one of three actress/wives of Eddie Fisher.



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

7.) She was the mother of actress Carrie Fisher and filmmaker Todd Fisher.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

6.) She played Bobbie Adler,  mother of Debra Messing, on Will and Grace.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:13 PM

5.) She made her feature film debut (uncredited) in June Bride (1948).


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

4.)  After a brief time at Warner Bros., she signed a contract with MGM.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:28 AM

3.) She was born Mary Frances Reynolds on April 1, 1932 in El Paso, TX. 


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

2.)  Her only Oscar nomination was for "Unsinkable Molly Brown".



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

1. During the making of Singin' in the Rain, her dancing was heavily criticized by co-star Gene Kelly who was known to be a bit of a tyrant on set. Fred Estaire found her one day, crying after hours of rehearsal, and offered to help her.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:25 PM

10.)  He requested a death scene at the beginning of "Taza, Son of Cochise", thinking that would put an end to his playing that character.

 

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:39 PM

9.) He wrote the lyrics and sang the title song for Foxfire, which he also starred in.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

8.)  He starred in "Raw Wind in Eden" with Esther Williams, who later became romantically involved with him.






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