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The Actress (1953) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

Best Costume DesignWalter PlunkettNominated

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Annie Jones: Ruth, why don't you give up this going on the stage business and settle down with a nice man?
Ruth Gordon Jones: Oh, mama, don't be disgusting!

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Debbie Reynolds was considered for the lead role.
During first-run engagements of The Actress, selected movie houses around the country projected the film's opening sequence - a recreation of a production number from the play, "The Pink Lady", in wide screen to emphasize the larger-than-life quality of Ruth Gordon's fascination with the stage.
Anthony Perkins film debut.
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