Best '40s Actresses Who Didn't Win the Oscar


The Top Ten

1 Dorothy McGuire - Gentleman's Agreement
2 Deborah Kerr - Edward, My Son
3 Irene Dunne - I Remember Mama Irene Dunne - I Remember Mama Irene Marie Dunn (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s . Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and in 1985, she was given Kennedy Center Honors for her services to the arts.
4 Jennifer Jones - Duel in the Sun
5 Bette Davis - The Letter Bette Davis - The Letter Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances more.
6 Barbara Stanwyck - Double Indemnity
7 Ingrid Bergman - For Whom the Bell Tolls
8 Teresa Wright - The Pride of the Yankees Teresa Wright - The Pride of the Yankees Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress. The only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. She earned the acclaim of top film directors, including William Wyler, who called her the most promising actress he had directed, and Alfred more.
9 Katharine Hepburn - The Philadelphia Story
10 Barbara Stanwyck - Ball of Fire
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