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Anne Baxter

Baxter in publicity material for [[I Confess]] (1953)


Anne Baxter (1923–1985) was an Academy Award-winning American actress.

Baxter screen-tested for the role of Mrs. DeWinter in Rebecca (1940), but lost out to Joan Fontaine because director Alfred Hitchcock considered her "too young" for the role. She eventually worked with Hitchcock in I Confess (1953).

In the 1950s, Baxter was married to and then divorced from actor John Hodiak. In 1961, Baxter and her second husband, Randolph Galt, left the United States to live and raise their children on a cattle station in the Australian outback.

She was a lifelong friend of the costume designer Edith Head and, upon Head's death in 1981, Baxter's daughter Melissa was bequeathed Head's jewelry collection.

Baxter died from a brain aneurysm in December 1985, aged 62, while walking down Madison Avenue in New York City.


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