Oscar ~ Best Supporting Actress 1963

The five films nominated for Best Picture of 1963 were: (Color) Cleopatra-Walter Wanger, Producer U.S.; How the West Was Won-Bernard Smith, Producer U.S.; Tom Jones-Tony Richardson, Producer British. (B & W) Lilies of the Field-Ralph Nelson, Producer U.S.; America America-Elia Kazan, Producer U.S.(born in Turkey) Talk about a British Invasion, an International group of women…

Mothers ~ Mickey Rooney

  In this month of Mother’s and Memorials who better to remember than Mickey Rooney and his sometimes onscreen mother or mother stand-in Fay Bainter. Whether it was encouraging her how and why do things work and how can I make them better son Tom in Young Tom Edison, or boosting the morale of the…

Mothers ~ Anne Revere

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…

Mothers ~ Jane Darwell

Jane Darwell played the mother to or mothered some of our greatest stars. She appeared in five Shirley Temple films. Her sometimes gruff but wise advice finally paid off for her in her Oscar winning performance as Ma Joad in the Grapes of Wrath. She is quoted as saying, “ I’ve played Henry Fonda‘s mother…

Olivia de Havilland Oscar Reunion 2002

We all attend some kind of reunion at one point or another in our life, family, friends or school. What a star studded get together there was for the 75th Anniversary year of the Oscars in 2002. Fifty-nine Oscar recipients all on stage and who better to present them but two time Oscar winner Olivia…

Donna Reed Best Supporting Actress 1953

Walter Brennan three times Best Supporting Actor Presenting Donna Reed Best Supporting Actress of 1953 Donna Reeds dash down the aisle in her heels and strapless evening gown to accept her award for the character Alma that she portrays in From Here to Eternity isn’t an academy first but it might be the fastest. I…