Often considered the “warm, wise, and stoic” mother, Anne Revere succeeded best in National Velvet, for which she won an Oscar. Nominated two other times for her ability to act the part in The Song of Bernadette and Gentleman’s Agreement, Anne’s career hit a brick wall in 1951 when her name was put on the Communist Hollywood Blacklist for Un-American Activities. Strange for a direct descendent of Paul Revere, but then who are we to pretend like we knew what was going on back then? In and out of Broadway and TV towards the end of her life, she was thought to have “grit and courage”; qualities which she always had on screen. Married to Samuel Rosen for 49 years until his death, she never had children, we’re still quite grateful for all the mothering she did to our stars on screen.
(Posted for Rochellelynn by annstj)