Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 October 5, 1981) was an American stage, film, and television actress. She was best known for her screen portrayals of sulking and occasionally wisecracking blondes.
During her long Hollywood career, Grahame appeared in more than 30 films, usually in a supporting role. She won an Academy Award in 1952 for her supporting role in The Bad and the Beautiful. She was also noted for her appearances in such films as It's a Wonderful Life and The Big Heat.
During the late 1950s her roles declined, as she devoted herself to raising her children. In the 1970s she made occasional appearances in films, and also played parts on television and the stage, including a role in The Man Who Came to Dinner in 1977.
She was married to director Nicholas Ray... and after the marriage ended, she married his son from his first marriage, Anthony Ray. In fact, the marriage with Nicholas ended after Nicholas caught Anthony and Gloria in bed together. You can't make this stuff up.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
- Crossfire (1947)
- Song of the Thin Man (1947)
- In a Lonely Place (1950)
- The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
- The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
- The Big Heat (1953)
- Human Desire (1954)
- The Cobweb (1955)
- Oklahoma! (1955)
- Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
- Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)