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Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
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Born:
July 16, 1907
Died:
January 20, 1990
Age:
82
Birth Name:
Ruby Catherine Stevens
Nickname:
Missy
Country:
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 5 nominations.
Position in rating:
Some Facts
Turned down the role of Angela Channing on Falcon Crest (1981).
Forty of the movies she appeared in in her 35-year-long career were screened through the month of December 2013 in special tribute at New York City's Film Forum.
Was considered for the role of Margo Channing in All About Eve (1950) after Claudette Colbert was forced to pull out of the project due to back injury. However the part was given to Bette Davis, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance.
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1973.
She with Linda Evans in two series: The Big Valley (1965) and Dynasty (1981).
Personal Quotes
There's nothing more fun in the whole world than seeing a child open a present at Christmas. To have a six-year-old boy stroke a bicycle with his eyes and, not daring to touch, turn and ask, "Is it mine, Missy? Really mine?" That's part of my future. The rest is work. And, I hope, some wisdom.
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Attention embarrasses me. I don't like to be on display.
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I want to go on until they have to shoot me.
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[on filming Titanic (1953)] The night we were making the scene of the dying ship in the outdoor tank at Twentieth, it was bitter cold. I was 47 feet up in the air in a lifeboat swinging on the davits. The water below was agitated into a heavy rolling mass and it was thick with other lifeboats full of women and children. I looked down and thought, "If one of these ropes snaps now, it's good-by for you". Then I looked up at the faces lined along the rail -those left behind to die with the ship. I thought of the men and women who had been through this thing in our time. We were re-creating an actual tragedy and I burst into tears. I shook with great racking sobs and couldn't stop.
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[Referring to director Frank Capra] Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure, it's nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting - watch the eyes!
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Filmography
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