Cinema: Stardust

In All About Eve, Anne Baxter plays an ambitious, ruthless young actress who reaches stardom by knifing various associates, including an aging star played by Bette Davis. Last week, 27-year-old Anne Baxter might almost have been still rehearsing her old script. As the balloting for the Academy Awards was about to start, Anne phoned Eve's Producer Darryl Zanuck, asked his backing in going after the Best Actress Award instead of the lesser and easier-to-get Supporting Actress Award. Said Zanuck, who has Anne, but not Bette Davis, under contract: "Her argument was that she...

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