Sunday, March 14, 2010
Gloria Graham, was best known for her film noir movies playing a tarnished beauty with sex appeal. Gloria's first film performance was in, Blonde Fever(1944). Please click here to view Blond Fever(1944 )movie review. The film, It's a Wonderful Life (1946), was her most praised performances. Grahame, also performed with Humphrey Bogart in the film, In a Lonely Place(1950). Please click here to view Lonely Place (1950).movie review,
When she asked to be loaned out for roles in, Born Yesterday and A Place in the Sun, Hughes refused and instead made her do a supporting role in the film, Macao. Please click here to view Macao movie review. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in, The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). Other well known films include: Sudden Fear (1952), Human Desire (1953) and The Big Heat (1953) in which, she is scarred by hot coffee thrown in her face by Lee Marvin's character. Please click here to view Big Heat(1953) movie review. Grahame's career began to fade after her performance in the musical, Oklahoma!(1955). The paralysis of her upper lip from plastic surgery changed her speech and appearance.