Milestones: Dec. 23, 1985

DIED. Anne Baxter, 62, throaty-voiced actress whose stage and screen career, from her 1936 Broadway debut in Seen but Not Heard to her current role as TV's Hotel owner, embraced heartland innocence and brittle sophistication; after a stroke; in New York City. Baxter, the granddaughter of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, won an Oscar as best supporting actress for The Razor's Edge (1946) and was nominated for her scheming ingenue Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950); 20 years later she played Margo Channing, the aging star against whom Eve schemed, in Applause, a Broadway musical based on the film.

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