Gloria Grahame Overview:

Legendary actress, Gloria Grahame, was born Gloria Hallward on Nov 28, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA. Grahame died at the age of 57 on Oct 5, 1981 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, CA.


Green-eyed blonde of sulky appearance and unique, slightly lisping delivery (reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart, with whom she once co-starred). She painted a superb gallery of bad girls - Oscar-nominated as early as 1947, finally winning best supporting actress for The Bad and the Beautiful in 1952 - but could be surprisingly inept when called on to project a sympathetic character. Four times married, including (first) Stanley Clements (1945-1948) and (second) director Nicholas Ray (1948-1952). Died from cancer.

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Gloria Grahame was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actress for The Bad and the Beautiful (as Rosemary Bartlow) in 1952.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best Supporting ActressCrossfire (1947)Ginny TremaineNominated
1952Best Supporting ActressThe Bad and the Beautiful (1952)Rosemary BartlowWon

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Gloria Grahame Quotes:

Violet Bick: [being dragged into a squad car by police] That sailor's a liar!

Nurse: When I see you out making a friend, then I believe you're from Brooklyn.

Angel: Listen, sugar, the only way that you can keep me warm is to wrap me up in a marriage license.

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In Italy, a great deal of her films were dubbed by Rina Morelli, but occasionally she was also dubbed by Renata Marini, most notably in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); Lidia Simoneschi; Andreina Pagnani, in Fritz Lang's Human Desire (1954) and Wanda Tettoni in Crossfire (1947).

Her unusual 1960 marriage to former stepson Anthony Ray made a great Hollywood scandal and led to a bitter child custody battle with former husbands.

Gloria's grandfather Reginald Francis Hallward gave Oscar Wilde the idea for 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.'

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