In 1942, within a period of slightly less than 2 months, 4 well known character actresses died. While they all played somewhat elderly women, by today's standards only one of them would be considered elderly at the time of her death. Following is a clue to the identity of each, starting with the oldest:
1. She was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar 8 years prior to her death.
2. She was almost 60 when she started making movies and for almost a decade she specialized in playing no-nonsense dowagers with a sharp tongue.
3. She may be best remembered for her role in Gone With the