Mary Astor, Best Supporting Actress 1941: MovieMonday.com

THE GREAT LIE

(Drama - NR)

Mary Astor won her Supporting Oscar for playing the girl who had a baby by Bette Davis' husband in THE GREAT LIE.


Mary Astor (1906 - 1987)

American leading lady who's real name was Lucille Langehanke, the beautiful daughter of first generation German immigrants. Because of a beauty contest she entered, one of many, she was noticed by a movie mogul and she was signed up at a studio at the age of 14. In 1924, her movie career took off, after landing a plum part in Beau Brummell, a film with the star, John Barrymore. In the late twnenties, she was one of the few actresses who transitioned into "Talkies" very smoothly, becasue of her voice and strong screen presence. Mary Astor's golden era as an actress was during the 1930's. In later years she did many character roles. Her film career was prolific, with 123 motion pictures to her name.

Mary Astor started in silent films, including:

THE BEGGER MAID
PURITAN PASSIONS
BEAU BRUMMELL
DON Q SON OF ZORRO
DON JUAN
TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS

Her other films include:

THE RUNAWAY BRIDE
THE SIN SHIP
BEHIND OFFICE DOORS
THE LOST SQUADRON
RED DUST
EASY TO LOVE
RETURN OF THE TERROR
UPPER WORLD
DODSWORTH
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
THE HURRICANE
LISTEN DARLING
MIDNIGHT
BRIGHAM YOUNG
THE MALTESE FALCON
ACROSS THE PACIFIC
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
DESERT FURY
ACT OF VIOLENCE
LITTLE WOMEN
THE DEVIL'S HAIRPIN
THIS HAPPY FEELING
RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE
YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE
HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE

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