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Betsy Blair

Tuesday, 11th December 1923 - Friday, 13th March 2009
NY, NY
USA


Oscar-nominated actress also known for her memoir describing her youthful marriage (1941-57) to actor/dancer Gene Kelly (d. 1996) and her first-hand experience with the Hollywood blacklist. Blair was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Clara Snyder, Ernest Borgnine's love interest in the 1955 film version of Paddy Chayefsky's teleplay Marty. Her '50s work on behalf of progressive causes eventually led to her blacklisting. She died in London, England on March 13, 2009.


Double Life
Girl in Wigshop
1947
Guilt of Janet Ames
Katie
1947
Another Part of the Forest
Birdie Bagtry
1948
Snake Pit
Hester
1948
No Way Out
Telephone Operator
1950
Kind Lady
Ada Elcott
1951
Marty
Clara Snyder
1955
Rencontre à Paris
Nancy Blanding
1956
Outcry
1957
Halliday Brand
1957
All Night Long
1961
Delicate Balance
Edna
1973
Suspicion
1987
Betrayed
Gladys Simmons
1988

BBC Plays
The Wings Of A Dove
79
Goodyear Playhouse
A Will to Live
05/12/1957
Play of the Month
Death Of A Salesman
05/24/1966
Play of the Month
The Wings of the Dove
Susan Stringham
04/08/1979
American Playhouse
Suspicion
Lady McLaidlaw
04/20/1988




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