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I remember everything, even the dates. But I don't want others to remember the details, just the image.
Gloria GRAHAME | Gloria Grahame Hallward
* 28.11.1923, Los Angeles, USA † 05.10.1981, New York (City), USA

Schauspielerin * 1942 Bühnendebüt in San Francisco * 1943/44 (unter dem Namen Gloria Hallward) spielt kleine Rollen am Broadway in The World's Full of Girls und A Highland Fling * 1944-46 unter Vertrag bei M-G-M - Filmdebüt in Blonde Fever (1944) * erregt erstmals Aufmerksamkeit in einer Nebenrolle in Frank Capras It's a Wonderful Life (1946) * ab 1952 freelance actress [Arbeit für verschiedene Studios] - zunächst in Nebenrollen * nach dem oscargekrönten Part in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) spielt wieder Hauptrollen * Anfang der 60er Jahre widmet sich der Familie und übernimmt im Laufe der Dekade nur gelegentlich Gastrollen in TV-Serien * ab 1970 (nach zehnjähriger Pause) tritt wieder regelmäßig in Kino- und Fernsehfilmen * 1978 steht auf der Bühne in London (Rain; A Tribute to Lily Lamont) * 1981 stirbt mit 57 Jahren an Brustkrebs * verheiratet mit Nicholas Ray (2. Ehemann, 1948-52)

"The best of the 40s floozies was Gloria Grahame. She was so good that she eased herself out of supporting roles into star parts - though not many of much variation. She was usually cast as your friendly neighbourhood nympho. She was both tough and vulnerable, a combination not rare but here at its most winning" David Shipman: The Great Movie Stars - The International Years
FILMS
# Blonde Fever (1944-USA * Richard Whorf ... Sally Murfin)
# Without Love (Zu klug für die Liebe, 1944-USA * Harold S. Bucquet ... Blumenmädchen)
# It's a Wonderful Life (Ist das Leben nicht schön?, 1946-USA; R: Frank Capra, B: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra; Jo Swerling, K: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, M: Dimitri Tiomkin, D: James Stewart, Donna Reed / GG-Violet Bick) 129m-Fantasymelodram
# Merton of the Movies (Hoppla, hier kommt Merton!, 1946-USA * Robert Alton ... Beulah Baxter)
# It Happened in Brooklyn (1946-USA * Richard Whorf ... nurse)*
# Song of the Thin Man (Das Lied vom dünnen Mann, 1947-USA; R: Edward Buzzell, B: Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin; James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane, K: Charles Rosher, M: David Snell, D: William Powell, Myrna Loy / GG-Fran Ledue Page) 86m-Krimikomödie
# Crossfire (Im Kreuzfeuer, 1947-USA * Edward Dmytryk ... Ginny Tremaine)
# Roughshod (1947-USA * Mark Robson ... Mary Wells)
# A Woman's Secret (1948-USA * Nicholas Ray ... Susan Caldwell)
# In a Lonely Place (Ein einsamer Ort, 1949-USA * Nicholas Ray ... Laurel Gray) (Roman von Dorothy B. Hughes) (10-12; 5005)
# Macao (Macao, 1950-USA * Josef von Sternberg ... Margie) > Nachdreh: 02+07-08.51 - ohne Josef von Sternberg
# The Greatest Show on Earth (Die größte Schau der Welt, 1951-USA; R: Cecil B. DeMille, B: Fredric M. Frank, Barre Lyndon, Theodore St. John, K: George Barnes, M: Victor Young, D: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, GG-Angel) 153m-Zirkusdrama
# Sudden Fear (Maskierte Herzen, 1952-USA * David Miller ... Irene Neves)
# The Bad and the Beautiful (Stadt der Illusionen, 1952-USA; R: Vincente Minnelli, B: Charles Schnee, K: Robert Surtees, M: David Raksin, D: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, GG-Rosemary Bartlow) 118m-Drama
# The Glass Wall (Die gläserne Mauer, 1952-USA * Maxwell Shane ... Maggie Summers)
# Man on a Tightrope (Ein Mann auf dem Drahtseil, 1952-USA * Elia Kazan ... Zama Černíkova)
# Prisoners of the Casbah (Gefangen in der Kasbah, 1953-USA * Richard Bare ... Prinzessin Nadja)
# The Big Heat (Heißes Eisen, 1953-USA * Fritz Lang ... Debby Marsh) (Roman von William P. McGivern)
# Human Desire (Lebensgier, 1953/54-USA; R: Fritz Lang, B: Alfred Hayes, K: Burnett Guffey, M: Daniele Amfitheatrof, D: Glenn Ford, GG-Vicki Buckley, Broderick Crawford) 90m-Drama (Roman von Emile Zola)
# Naked Alibi (Schwaches Alibi, 1954-USA * Jerry Hopper ... Marianna)
# The Good Die Young (Vier bleiben auf der Strecke, 1954-GB * Lewis Gilbert ... Denise Lake)
# Oklahoma! (Oklahoma, 1954-USA * Fred Zinnemann ... Ado Annie)
# Not as a Stranger (...und nichts als ein Fremder, 1954-USA * Stanley Kramer ... Harriet Lang)*
# The Cobweb (Die Verlorenen, 1954/55-USA * Vincente Minnelli ... Karen McIver)
# The Man Who Never Was (Der Mann, den es nie gab, 1955-GB * Ronald Neame ... Lucy Sherwood)
# Ride Out for Revenge (Blinder Haß, 1957-USA; R: Bernard Girard, B: Norman Retchin, K: Floyd Crosby, M: Leith Stevens, D: Rory Calhoun, GG-Amy Porter) 79m-Western
# Odds against Tomorrow (Wenig Chancen für morgen, 1959-USA; R: Robert Wise, B: Abraham Polonsky [bis 1996 als John O. Killens], Nelson Gidding, K: Joseph Brun, M/ML: John Lewis, D: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, GG-Helen) 95m-Krimidrama (Roman von William P. McGivern)
# Ride beyond Vengeance (Tag der Abrechnung, 1965-USA * Bernard McEveety ... Bonnie Shelley)
# The Todd Killings (1970-USA * Barry Shear ... Mrs. Roy)
# Blood and Lace (1970-USA * Philip S. Gilbert ... Mrs. Deere)*
# Chandler (1971-USA * Paul Magwood ... Selma)
# The Loners (1971-USA * Sutton Roley ... Annabelle)
# Tarots / Angela (Der Teufel mischt die Karten, 1972-E/F * José María Forqué ... Natalie)
# Mama's Dirty Girls (1974-USA * John Hayes ... Mama Love)
# Mansion of the Doomed (Das Haus mit dem Folterkeller, 1975-USA * Michael Pataki ... Katherine)
# Head over Heels (Hals über Kopf, 1979-USA * Joan Micklin Silver ... Clara)
# A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Die Superprofis, 1979-USA * Ralph Thomas ... Ma Fox)
# The Nesting (The Nesting - Haus des Grauens, 1979/80-USA * Armand Weston ... Florinda Costello)
# Melvin and Howard (Melvin und Howard, 1980-USA * Jonathan Demme ... Mrs. Sisk)
AWARD
> Academy Award (Oscar) für The Bad and the Beautiful (beste Nebendarstellerin, 1953)
BOOK
> Vincent Curcio: Suicide Blonde: The Life of Gloria Grahame. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1989 - 319 S.
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