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Anne Revere, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Revere in NATIONAL VELVET.

Anne Revere: Best Supporting Actress 1945: MovieActors.com

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NATIONAL VELVET (Family Drama)

Anne Revere won her Supporting Oscar for playing Elizabeth Taylor's understanding mom in NATIONAL VELVET.













About Anne Revere (1903 – 1990)

Anne Revere was an American character actress, who was born in Manhattan. She is a direct descendant of Revolutionary War figure, Paul Revere. Revere graduated from Wellesley College, then trained as an actress at the American Laboratory Theatre. DOUBLE DOOR, a film version of a Broadway play was her film debut.

Anne Revere continued working on Broadway until she returned to films in 1940, playing a strong matriarchal figure, when she appeared with Jennifer Jones in THE SONG OF BERNADETTE; in 1943, Elizabeth Taylor in NATIONAL VELVET; in 1944, and Gregory Peck in GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT; in 1947. Revere was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for all three films, winning for NATIONAL VELVET.

Anne Revere's career came to a ten year halt when she was blacklisted in Hollywood. When called before the HUAC Committee, she pled the Fifth Amendment. At the time, she had completed a featured role with Montgomery Clift's mother in A PLACE IN THE SUN; [1951], and the film was subsequently recut to a minor role. She also lost a starring role in a television series at the same time.

Demonstrating the strength of character she often portrayed on the screen, Anne Revere declared, "I'm a free thinking Yankee rebel and nobody's going to tell me what to do!"

Revere and her husband, actor/director Samuel Rosen, with whom she ran an acting school in L.A., moved back to New York. Anne Revere returned to Broadway and to touring companies.

In 1961, Anne Revere worked in television in PLAY OF THE WEEK. In the same year, she received a Tony Award for her Broadway role in Lillian Hellman's “Toys in the Attic.”

She also was in the television series, A FLAME IN THE WIND from 1965-1966. And in 1975, she appeared in the television series, RYAN'S HOPE.

Anne Revere continued working occasionally in television and films until her retirement in 1977.

Anne Revere's notable movie credits include...

DOUBLE DOOR (1934)
ONE CROWED NIGHT (1940)
THE HOWARDS OF VIRGINIA (1940)
THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)
MEN OF BOYS TOWN (1941)
THE FLAME OF NEW ORLEANS (1941)
REMEMBER THE DAY (1941)
DESIGN FOR SCANDAL (1941)
MEET THE STEWARTS (1942)
ARE HUSBANDS NECESSARY? (1942)
THE GAY SISTERS (1942)
THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD (1943)
SHANTYTOWN (1943)
OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943)
THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943)
STANDING ROOM ONLY (1944)
RAINBOW ISLAND (1944)
SUNDAY DINNER FOR A SOLDIER (1944)
NATIONAL VELVET (1944)
THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM (1944)
THE THIN MAN GOES HOME (1945)
DON JUAN QUILIGAN (1945)
FALLEN ANGEL (1945)
DRAGONWYCK (1946)
THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRIM (1947)
CARNIVAL IN COSTA RICA (1947)
GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947)
BODY AND SOUL (1947)
FOREVER AMBER (1947)
SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (1947)
GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947)
SCUDDA HOO! SCUDDA HAY! (1948)
DEEP WATERS (1948)
YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING (1949)
THE GREAT MISSOURI RAID (1951)
A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON (1970)
MACHO CALLAHAN (1970)
BIRCH INTERVAL (1976)

Anne Revere's television credits include...

RYAN'S HOPE (TV Series 1977)
BARETTA (TV Series 1975-1975)
THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (TV Series 1974)
TWO FOR THE MONEY (TV MOVIE 1972)

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Anne Revere in Anne Revere in
A PLACE IN THE SUN
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Anne Revere in BODY AND SOUL (1947).

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Anne Revere in GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947).

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Anne Revere (left) in THE THIN MAN GOES HOME (1945).

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Revere in FALLEN ANGEL (1945).

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Anne Revere in THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943).