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Carroll Baker Overview:

Actress, Carroll Baker, was born Karolina Piekarski on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. As of December 2019, Carroll Baker was 88 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Baker was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best ActressBaby Doll (1956)Baby DollNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

: An interview on “Baby Doll” and Hollywood’s studio days

on Aug 15, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

will be attending a screening of ?Baby Doll? (1956) this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 17, in Winston-Salem, NC through the RiverRun Retro film series. Following the film, Ms. Baker will be interviewed by film historian Foster Hirsch. Learn more about how to get tickets. Today, Ms. Baker is ... Read full article


Actress Beauty Tip #39: Beer Hair Rinse

on Aug 25, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

This is the 39th installment of the classic actress beauty tips that I have read about and tested. Actress Actress entered Hollywood in the 1950s as a new face, with roles ranging from Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter in “Giant” (1956), a virg... Read full article


Two Clark Gable comedies ? Teacher?s Pet (1958) with Doris Day and But Not for Me (1959) with

By Greg Orypeck on Mar 24, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! These bright comedies provide some harmless laughs in the twilight of the career of ?The King of?Hollywood.? Two years, 1958 and 1959.? Two films,?Teacher?s Pet?and?But Not for Me.? Two actresses, Doris Day and .? A third actress, Lilli Palmer, in the wings.? All compete for... Read full article


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Carroll Baker Quotes:

Baby Doll: Small dogs have a loud bark.
Archie Lee Meighan: No one is going to whistle at any woman of mine.
Baby Doll: You take an awful lot for granted when you say mine. I came to you today for protection. What did I get? Slapped, sent home. Now, I'm telling you the agreement between us is over.


Mrs. Gates: Mrs. Carter phoned. She wanted to know how you felt. I told her you were a little peaked, that's all. Anybody who calls, I tell 'em you're just a little bit down.
[raises window blind, looks outside]
Mrs. Gates: She said some more of those dirty people had moved in the next block. Honestly, I don't know what's going to happen to this neighborhood!
Mary Ann Robinson: Everyone is dirty!
Mrs. Gates: Eat some more! How can you expect to get well? I didn't mean to hurt anybody. Honestly, you can't even go out on the streets alone at night.
Mary Ann Robinson: [coldly] Why? What could happen?


Jean Harlow: A bedroom with only one person in it is the loneliest room in the world.


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Carroll Baker Facts
To raise money for her tuition at the Actors Studio, she became a nightclub dancer.

Though it may only be studio hype, in 1964 an African Masai chieftain reportedly was so fascinated by Baker that he offered 150 cows, 200 goats and sheep, and $750 for her while she was on location in Kenya for Mister Moses (1965).

While in Hollywood to test for Giant (1956), director Nicholas Ray met with her on James Dean's suggestion to discuss playing the Natalie Wood role in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Baker's new husband Jack Garfein insisted that she return to New York once the test was shot, and negotiations were broken off.

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