Thursday, September 2, 2010

"If nothing else, there's waves of love pouring over the footlights."

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana in 1923. Her maternal grandfather was Frank Lloyd Wright, famous and still revered architect. At the age of 11, her family moved to New York City and encouraged her to seek the spotlight of acting. She was acting on Broadway and other stage productions from the age of 13 until 16. It was then that Anne decided to give Hollywood another shot at hiring her. She signed  seven-year contract with Twentieth Century-Fox but made her first film with MGM. She was loaned to the other studio to make 20 Mule Team. The first film in which Anne made top billing was 1943's The North Star. It was a success.