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Thank you, mr6666...I neglected to mention *Fanny*, another of Horst Buchholz's early 60-s films that created a buzz about him at the time.

 

 

 

I was born in the northeast but grew up further west. My father was a minister and mother had been a singer. No wonder I gravitated toward the stage! In fact, my first performance was in father?s church. Clearly having inherited traits from both of my parents, I sang in the chorus of an opera company for a time and developed a lifelong interest in religion.

 

Stage work was sporadic and I found my way to radio where I worked quite a lot. My earliest attempt to get into the movies was unsuccessful; I wasn?t the right type I was told, so I continued in radio. Interestingly, when I finally started making movies, I was honored with an Oscar nomination for my role in the second film I made.

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I'm not Kate Smith - here's more about who I am:

 

That was just the first of a few nominations.

 

Later in life I had a very busy TV career, including many guest appearances (won an Emmy for one) and a regular role on a popular series, but my early film work is associated with one of Hollywood?s great directors who was also a versatile actor. He was quite the Renaissance Man, though his career had its ups and downs.

 

I did not die young, but my death is part of a controversy surrounding an ill-fated-in-every-way epic I appeared in during the 1950?s.

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Yes, I am Agnes Moorehead. I had a long and distinguished career, notably as a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Group. I was also one of the cast and crew of *The Conqueror* who worked downwind from a nuclear test site during filming who later died of cancer. Controversy arose over whether proximity to the test site was responsible.

 

It's your turn!

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I won one Oscar, was nominated for four (in one year for two different films in the same category). My first film was *Citizen Cane* and the last notable film I worked on (and one of my very last films) was *Taxi Driver*

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Okay, here goes.

 

As with many of my contemporaries, I joined the armed forces, but in my case, I joined prior to the outbreak of World War II, intending to make that my career. But the acting bug bit me and, after the war, I used my GI Bill money to study acting and broke into movies playing one of the meanest guys you'll ever see. Interestingly, my two main claims to fame acting-wise are characters you might say are polar opposities of one another, and if I may say so, I played them both equally well.

 

Message was edited by: nightwalker to correct some typos

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Yes, cmvgor, Neville Brand it is (sorry, myladyeve, although Jack Warden is a very good guess). I was always amused by the fact that Brand's (perhaps) two best known roles, Al Capone and Texas ranger Reese Bennett, were such opposite types.

 

The board is yours.

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Thanks, nightwalker, but I'll pass. I just don't concentrate on the kind of offscreen info that works best on this thread. On the current question, I mentally flipped a coin, and Ned Beatty lost.

Consider the thread open, with my thanks.

 

cmvgor

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