Movies by the Names — Extra

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If you are a true movie buff on 20th Century films, you enjoy the trivia, as well as the “facts”, about your favorite movies and their stars. Have some fun with it, here!

— Before Meryl Streep came along, Bette Davis was one of Hollywood’s most decorated female stars.
No. 1 = Bette Davis died at the age of 81 in 1989. What is the title of her last movie, released that year?

No. 2 = How many of the actress’s ten Oscar-nominated films can you name?

–Katharine Hepburn later outdid Bette Davis for all-time Oscar nominations with 12. She won the statuette a record four times, spanning her first and final wins through six decades!
No. 1 = Give the titles of Hepburn’s four Oscar-winning movies.

No. 2 = Name the male star to whom Hepburn was devoted (but not married to) all her life.

–Jimmy Stewart was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1984 for “his fifty years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen” and was a top box office draw all through his 60 years on the screen.
No. 1 = What five films starring Stewart were named in 1998 on the American Film Institute’s list of “100 Greatest American Movies”?

No. 2 = Name two other talents Stewart used to entertain his fans.

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Roughcraft Art from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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ANSWERS:

Davis; No. 1 = “Wicked Stepmother”.

Davis; No. 2 = “Dangerous”*, 1935; “Jezebel”*, 1938; “Dark Victory”, 1939; “The Letter”, 1940; “The Little Foxes”, 1941; “Now Voyager”, 1942; “Mr. Skeffington”, 1944; “All About Eve”, 1950; “The Star”, 1952; “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, 1962. (*Oscar wins.)

Hepburn; No. 1 = “Morning Glory”, 1933; “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, 1967; “The Lion in Winter”, 1968; “On Golden Pond”, 1981.

Hepburn; No. 2 = Spencer Tracy.

Stewart; No. 1 = “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”**, 1939; “The Philadelphia Story”**, 1940; “It’s a Wonderful Life”**, 1946; “Rear Window”, 1954; “Vertigo”, 1958. (**Oscar nominations; Stewart won his only Oscar for “The Philadelphia Story”, but was also nominated for “Harvey”, 1950, and “Anatomy of a Murder”, 1959.)

Stewart; No. 2 = He played the piano and wrote poetry.

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