Barbara Cook on Life Before and After Sobriety
New York Times
Her role model for enunciating the words was Fay Bainter, playing Lady Macbeth on a vintage recording of “Macbeth,” opposite Orson Welles. Her still-definitive performance of “Glitter” has prompted many to suggest she might have had a career as an ...
Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis' character causes a scandal and Gregory Peck turns 100
Los Angeles Times
Fay Bainter also took home an Oscar for supporting actress. An opening notice in the newspaper described Davis' character as “a tempestuous Dixie Belle who achieves the name of the biblical character, 'Jezebel,' because she defies southern tradition.”.
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leap Year
Happy Leap Day – and Leap Year, too, of course. And if you're one of the few who happen to be born on this day, happy birthday – finally! Leap Day is literally the rarest of dates on which anything can happen, but it's not without its merits and its ...
As we talk about diversity at the Oscars, don't forget what Hattie McDaniel went through in 1940.
As actress Fay Bainter said when she presented McDaniel with her award, the Academy's historic decision to break its color barrier “opens the doors of this room, moves back the walls, and enables us to embrace the whole of America.” But change wasn't ...