Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Birthday: Barbara Stanwyck!

Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. She made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television.
Please click here to learn more about Barbara Stanwyck.

Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award four times, and won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. She was the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the Motion Picture Academy, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1938 - nominated - "Best Actress in a Leading Role" - Stella Dallas
1942 - nominated - "Best Actress in a Leading Role" - Ball of Fire
1945 - nominated - "Best Actress in a Leading Role" - Double Indemnity
1949 - nominated - "Best Actress in a Leading Role" - Sorry, Wrong Number
1982 - won - Honorary Award: "For superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting."


  1. Stanwyck was epic, Dawn. Great actress, apparently a wonderful person. Her movie performances are always good, even if the movie isn't that great. Really nice tribute to her incredibly prolific career!

  2. Hi Dawn: I posted your link on my Facebook page because folks just can't get enough of Barbara. Great tribute to a gal who looks better and better as time goes on.

  3. Thank you Becky, I'm trying to watch all available Stanwyck films, I can get my hands on. I think she is an amazing actress.

    FlickChick, Thank you. I'm very honored.

  4. Ball of Fire, Stella Dallas, Baby Face, Night Nurse - 3 of my favorites!

  5. Actually that's 4! LOL! One more -- Clash by Night, I think it's called.

  6. Becky, Baby Face, I do not think I have seen yet.

  7. Baby Face was one of her pre-code movies, very controversial for the time. Stanwyck was great!


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