#95 Carroll Baker

10 01 2011

Born in Pennsylvania in 1931, Carroll Baker made her film debut in 1953, and studied at the New York Actor’s Studio.  She is best known for her lead in Elia Kazan’s film Baby Doll, which earned her an Academy Award nomination.  Thrillers and chillers and giallos were all the rage in the 50’s and 60’s, and hers include The Sweet Body of Deborah, Paranoia, So Sweet… So Perverse, A Quiet Place To Kill, Death at the Deep End of the Swimming Pool, Knife of Ice, Baba Yaga, The Flower with the Deadly Sting, The Body, Cyclone, Bloodbath, The Watcher In the Woods, Cyber Eden, In the Flesh, Skeletons, and The Game.  She has been married three times, has two children, and has written three books.

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