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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some facts about Teresa Wright

Here are some notable facts about the classic movie goddess of the month, Teresa Wrights. Facts provided by IMDB.


Her husband, Niven Busch, originally penned Duel in the Sun (1946) for her to play the lead, as a departure from her girl-next-door roles. But pregnancy forced her to drop out, and Jennifer Jones got the lead.

She is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica  Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Jamie Foxx.

 Had a son, Niven Terrence Busch (born December 2, 1944) weighing 7 lbs., 4 oz., and a daughter, Mary Kelly Busch (born September 12, 1947) weighing 5 lbs., 3 oz., with Niven Busch.



Was the only actor ever to be nominated for an Oscar for her first three films.

Samuel Goldwyn discovered her on Broadway in the hit play "Life with Father" and invited her to Hollywood to play Alexandra, the daughter of Bette Davis's character in The Little Foxes (1941).

 For many years Wright maintained a residence in the bucolic Litchfield County town of Bridgewater, Connecticut.

 In honor of her heartfelt performance in The Pride of the Yankees (1942), when Teresa Wright died in 2005, when the roll call of former Yankees who had passed on was announced, her name was read out among all the ballplayers.

2 comments:

Desiree said...

Loved these facts!! :)

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

"In honor of her heartfelt performance in The Pride of the Yankees (1942), when Teresa Wright died in 2005, when the roll call of former Yankees who had passed on was announced, her name was read out among all the ballplayers."

Even a Red Sox fan like me can get teary-eyed over that. Well done, Yankees.

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