Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Private Lessons (1981)
  • Birthday: May 28, 1931
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The daughter of a traveling salesman, actress Carroll Baker joined a dance company after one year of college, then worked as a magician's assistant. After a brief marriage to a furrier, she went to Hollywood to act, but was unable to get anything more than a bit role (in 1953's Easy to Love) and so left for New York. At first finding work only in commercials (plus a walk-on in the Broadway play Escapade), in 1954 she enrolled at the Actors Studio; there she met director Jack Garfein, whom she married the following year (they were divorced in 1969). After her appearance in a few TV dramas and Robert Anderson's play All Summer Long (1955), she was noticed by Warner scouts and subsequently cast in James Dean's vehicle Giant (1956). Her success continued that same year when her role as the thumb-sucking wife in Baby Doll (1956) earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She also delivered an exemplary lead performance in director Irving Rapper's The Miracle (1959). With the success of Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood started looking for other Monroe "types" and producers began grooming Baker for the role, as is evident from her work in such films as The Carpetbaggers (1964); in 1965, she played the doomed title role in the film Harlow, another attempt to cast her in the Monroe mold. However, she never caught on with American audiences; in the late 60s, she moved to Italy and began appearing in Italian productions. In 1977 she made her London stage debut in W. Somerset Maugham's Rain, then made a few Hollywood and UK pictures in the late 70s and 80s, as well as putting in a "camp" appearance in Andy Warhol's Bad (1977) and a more straightlaced role as the mother of Dorothy Stratten in Star 80.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Red Monarch Actor 2014
No Score Yet Return to 'Giant' Actor 2012
No Score Yet Another Woman's Husband Lynn 2000
73% The Game Ilsa 1997
No Score Yet Skeletons Mrs. Norton 1997
No Score Yet North Shore Fish Arlyne 1997
No Score Yet Dalva Naomi 1996
No Score Yet Just Your Luck Momie 1996
No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes Mrs. Graham 1993
No Score Yet Men Don't Tell Ruth 1993
No Score Yet Judgment Day: The John List Story Alma List 1993
No Score Yet A Kiss to Die For Mrs. Graham 1993
No Score Yet Blonde Fist Actor 1991
50% Kindergarten Cop Eleanor Crisp 1990
No Score Yet Bloodbath Actor 1988
No Score Yet R.O.T.O.R. Actor 1988
64% Ironweed Annie Phelan 1987
56% Native Son Mrs. Dalton 1986
No Score Yet Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil Gerda Hoffman 1985
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Mama Freud 1984
83% Star 80 Dorothy's Mother 1983
0% Private Lessons Actor 1981
48% The Watcher in the Woods Helen Curtis 1981
No Score Yet World is Full of Married Men Linda Cooper 1980
No Score Yet The World Is Full of Married Men Actor 1979
No Score Yet Cyclone (Terror Storm) (Tornado) Actor 1977
71% Andy Warhol's Bad Hazel Aiken 1977
No Score Yet My Father's Wife Laura 1976
No Score Yet James Dean: The First American Teenager Actor 1975
No Score Yet Private Lesson Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Next Victim Actor 1974
No Score Yet Body Actor 1974
No Score Yet A Quiet Place to Kill (Paranoia) Kathryn West 1973
No Score Yet Baba Yaga (Kiss Me Kill Me) (The Devil Witch) Baba Yaga 1973
No Score Yet Knife of Ice (Il coltello di ghiaccio) Actor 1972
No Score Yet Il Diavolo a sette facce (The Devil Has Seven Faces) Julie/Mary Harrison 1971
No Score Yet Captain Apache (The Guns of April Morning) (Deathwork) Maude 1971
No Score Yet Paranoia (Orgasmo) Kathryn West 1969
No Score Yet Così dolce... così perversa (So Sweet... So Perverse) Nicole 1969
No Score Yet Jack of Diamonds, (Der Diamantenprinz) Herself 1968
No Score Yet L'harem (Her Harem) (The Harem) Actor 1967
No Score Yet Harlow Jean Harlow 1965
38% The Greatest Story Ever Told Veronica 1965
No Score Yet Sylvia Sylvia: West (Karoki, Kay, Carlyle) 1965
No Score Yet Mister Moses Julie Anderson 1965
62% Cheyenne Autumn Deborah Wright 1964
29% The Carpetbaggers Rina Marlowe Cord 1964
No Score Yet Station Six---Sahara Catherine 1964
86% How the West Was Won Eve Prescott 1963
43% Something Wild Mary Ann Robinson 1961
No Score Yet Bridge to the Sun (Pont vers le soleil) Gwen Terasaki 1961
No Score Yet But Not for Me Ellie Brown / Borden 1959
No Score Yet The Miracle Teresa 1959
100% The Big Country Patricia Terrill 1958
94% Baby Doll Baby Doll Meighan 1956
95% Giant Luz Benedict II 1956
No Score Yet Easy to Love Clarice 1953

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Roswell
1999-2002
Claudia
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • 1993
57% Davis Rules
1991-1992
  • 1992

QUOTES FROM Carroll Baker CHARACTERS

Pat Terrill
Hello, throw something off a chair and sit down. Would you like to try a cigarette?
Julie Maragon
Where'd you get those?
Pat Terrill
In the east. Don't look so shocked. I saw a woman smoking one; very elegant. [inhales - exhales] Oh well, I don't care about anything anyway.
Pat Terrill
In the east. Don't look so shocked. I saw a woman smoking one. Very elegant. Oh well, I don't care about anything anyway.
Maj. Henry Terrill
What makes you think he wont [get lost in the Big Country]
Maj. Henry Terrill
What makes you think he wont?
Ramon
[mouth agape, unsure how to answer]
Pat Terrill
Well, speak up.
Ramon
He say, not worry. He says he coming back. And by the way, you know, he's got a funny watch!
Pat Terrill
Don't you care what people think?
James McKay
No, you're not responsible for what other people think, only what you are.