Grace Kelly & Judy Garland

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i saw ARGO last night - SHAME ON YOU ACADEMY! Ben deserved at least a nomination. This is almost as bad as Grace Kelly trumping Judy Garland in 1954!!!
On this day in 1982,the incomparable Grace Kelly suffered a stroke and died,after losing control of her car and crashing.Her daughter,Princess Stephanie,was riding in the vehicle and survived."Mogambo",with Clark Gable and Ava Gardner,provided Kelly her big break.She won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "The Country Girl" with Bing Crosby in 1954.Judy Garland,also nominated for her incredible performance in "A Star is Born",was in the hospital,having given birth to son,Joe Luft.When William Holden announced the winner,Garland ,reportedly,was very upset.Kelly made three pictures with her mentor,Alfred Hitchcock:"Dial M for Murder"with Ray Milland,"Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart,and "To Catch a Thief" with Cary Grant.She was reunited with Crosby in the remake of "The Philadelphia Story","High Society" in 1956.The two sang a duet of "True Love".Her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco effectively ended her acting career at age 26.
Just finished watching a favorite film of mine, the 1954 CARMEN JONES. Adapted from the opera Carmen, by Oscar Hammerstein II, with the setting moved to the South and then Chicago during World War Two, the film broke ground as it was only one of a few films with all black casts that were made for all audiences. And what a cast; Harry Belafonte, the glorious but tragic Dorothy Dandridge, the delightful Pearl Bailey and, in one of her first roles, Diahann Carroll. One of the "bad guys" was played by Brock Peters who went on to play the tragic Tom Robinson in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Yes, it is kind of corny with the characters breaking into song at a moment's notice, but the music is beautiful and the story gripping. Maybe not for everyone, but at least give it a try. It's on Netflix, DVD and streaming. I've seen it probably twenty or more times, but still get chills at the powerful ending. (Note: Dandridge was up for an Oscar for this role, as was Judy Garland in A STAR IS BORN, but both lost to Grace Kelly ...
Recently I watched "Country Girl" with Grace Kelly, tonight I watched "Star is Born" with Judy Garland. I actually never thought about the fact that both character's were dealing with alcoholic husbands. That tid-bit aside, I still feel Judy was robbed of a well deserved Oscar. Whatever personal challenges she had in her life, she shined on the silver screen. What a talent.
Dorothy Dandridge, so great as CARMEN JONES now on W/ Judy Garland and Grace Kelly in 1954 Best Actress Oscar race for this.
Idk, I think there are worse oversights in Oscar history. Like Grace Kelly winning over Judy Garland.
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