Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today's Oscar Trivia #27

Real Women Like men, women who play real people are often nominated for an Academy Award in the leading category. Which actress was nominated for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello (1960)?

Notable No-Shows Joan Crawford may or may not have actually been ill when she stayed home in bed on the night she won her only Oscar as Best Actress for a 1945 film. What was it?

5 comments:

MovieNut14 said...

1) Greer Garson

2) Mildred Pierce

Mythical Monkey said...

Holy cow! In less time than it took me to pour a cup of coffee, you came up with the answer. You're scary fast, Movie Nut!

thingy said...

I knew that! It was one of my favorite movies. It wasn't until years later, I knew that happy little home was not so happy.

I still admire Eleanor, though.

thingy said...

I am also fascinated with the Joan touch-up.

Unbelievable. She doesn't look very sweet and lovely in the first photo.

Mythical Monkey said...

I am also fascinated with the Joan touch-up.

I thought the photo was an interesting cautionary tale, that before we compare ourselves to movie stars and find ourselves wanting, we should realize even they can't live up to their image. I'm sure the Joan on the left was an attractive woman if you'd met her in real life. Just not attractive enough for the Hollywood image machine.