Mark's Best Actress Challenge

…In relentless pursuit of all performances nominated and won!

Jane Wyman in “The Yearling” (nomination, 1946)

Based upon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, The Yearling is the story of Ezra ‘Penny’ Baxter (Gregory Peck) and his wife, Orry (Jane Wyman), who … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Hartman in “A Patch of Blue” (nomination, 1965)

The concept of love being color-blind may, by today’s standards, seem a little trite.  In 1965, when A Patch of Blue was released in theaters, interracial relationships had not even … Continue reading

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Michelle Pfieffer in “Love Field” (1992)

The title of 1992’s Love Field refers to the airport in Dallas at which John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s plane arrived on that ill-fated day of November 22, 1963.  It is … Continue reading

June 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Countdown & Recap

When I started my Best Actress Challenge back in April, I believe that I estimated that I had to see 196 performances.  Whether that number is indeed accurate, I’m not … Continue reading

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