Friday, September 06, 2013

Links to Performances

A Work in Progress. Updated September 2013:

(Here's more about the blog Preface)

Performances with links to existing posts are pretty clearly indicated. However, most of the performances before 1977 as yet have only one or two posts. Performances from 1977 through 1992 are the most filled out.

I also want to point out other performances below even if I haven't reached them. This doesn't make this an inclusive list by year, by any means. (For instance, just glancing below, no Marlene Dietrich. Nor idiosyncratic performances like Alice Brady in Stage Mother for 1933.)

The years between 1977 and 1982 are most thoroughly filled out. There are many links below listed with these years, as well as a fair number of links below for subsequent years until early 1992.

I'm just beginning to post years before 1976.

As I look at this list, I see some in later years I may remove.


Katharine Hepburn, Morning Glory

Katharine Hepburn, Little Women

Greta Garbo, Queen Christina


Bette Davis, Of Human Bondage


Bette Davis, Dangerous

Katharine Hepburn, Alice Adams

Bette Davis, Bordertown


Carole Lombard, My Man Godfrey

Jean Arthur, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


Greta Garbo, Camille

Barbara Stanwyck, Stella Dallas

Katharine Hepburn, Stage Door

Luise Rainer, Stage Door

Irene Dunne, The Awful Truth


Bette Davis, Jezebel

Katharine Hepburn, Bringing Up ... an Untamed Leopard

Katharine Hepburn, Holiday


Bette Davis, Dark Victory

Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind

Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz

Jean Arthur, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Bette Davis, The Old Maid

Bette Davis, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

Greta Garbo, Ninotchka

Olivia de Havilland, Gone With the Wind

Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz


Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story

Joan Fontaine, Rebecca

Bette Davis, The Letter

Margaret Sullavan, The Shop Around the Corner

Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday

Vivien Leigh, Waterloo Bridge


Barbara Stanwyck, The Lady Eve

Bette Davis, The Little Foxes

Patricia Collinge, The Little Foxes

Barbara Stanwyck, Ball of Fire


Bette Davis, Now, Voyager

Katharine Hepburn, Woman of the Year

Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca

Agnes Moorhead, The Magnificent Ambersons


Bette Davis, Old Acquaintance

Ingrid Bergman, For Whom the Bell Tolls


Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity

Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not

Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis

Margaret O'Brien, Meet Me in St. Louis

Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight


Ingrid Bergman, Spellbound

Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce


Ingrid Bergman, Notorious

Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter

Olivia de Havilland, To Each His Own



Angela Lansbury, State of the Union

Olivia de Havilland, The Snake Pit

Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda

Barbara Stanwyck, Sorry, Wrong Number


Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress


Bette Davis, All About Eve

Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard

Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday

Judy Garland, Summer Stock (for "Get Happy")


Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire

Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen

Elizabeth Taylor, A Place in the Sun


Katharine Hepburn, Pat and Mike

Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba

Julie Harris, Member of the Wedding

Ethel Waters, Member of the Wedding


Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday


Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina

Judy Garland, A Star Is Born


Katharine Hepburn, Summertime

Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo

Shirley MacLaine, Artists and Models

Susan Hayward, I'll Cry Tomorrow


Katharine Hepburn, The Rainmaker

Marilyn Monroe, Bus Stop


Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve

Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face

Patricia Neal, A Face in the Crowd


Kim Novak, Vertigo

Susan Hayward, I Want to Live!

Shirley MacLaine, Some Came Running


Katharine Hepburn, Suddenly, Last Summer

Audrey Hepburn, The Nun's Story

Simone Signoret, Room at the Top

Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot


Janet Leigh, Psycho

Shirley MacLaine, The Apartment


Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Deborah Kerr, The Innocents

Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass

Marilyn Monroe, The Misfits

Geraldine Page, Summer and Smoke

Audrey Hepburn, The Children's Hour

Rita Tushingham, A Touch of Honey

Lola Albright, A Cold Day in August

Hayley Mills, The Parent Trap


Geraldine Page, Sweet Bird of Youth

Bette Davis, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate

Joan Crawford, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker

Katharine Hepburn, Long Day's Journey into Night

Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker


Patricia Neal, Hud


Kim Stanley, Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Anne Bancroft, The Pumpkin Eater


Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music

Julie Christie, Darling


Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Lynn Redgrave, Georgy Girl

Joan Hackett, The Group


Anne Bancroft, The Graduate

Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde

Edith Evans, The Whisperers

Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Audrey Hepburn, Wait Until Dark
Audrey Hepburn, Two for the Seesaw


Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl

Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter

Mia Farrow, Rosemary's Baby

Vanessa Redgrave, Isadora

Beryl Reid, The Killing of Sister George

Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel

Tuesday Weld, Pretty Poison
Julie Christie, Petulia


Jane Fonda, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Liza Minnelli, The Sterile Cuckoo

Genevieve Bujold, Anne of the Thousand Days

Shirley Knight, The Rain People


Sandy Dennis, The Out-of-Towners

Glenda Jackson, Women in Love

Barbara Streisand, The Owl and the Pussycat

Carrie Snodgrass, Diary of a Mad Housewife
Ellen Burstyn, Alex in Wonderland


Jane Fonda, Klute

Gena Rowlands, Minnie and Moskowitz

Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth R.

Ruth Gordon, Harold and Maude

Glenda Jackson, Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Julie Christie, McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Vanessa Redgrave, The Trojan Women

Irene Papas, The Trojan Women

Genevieve Bujold, The Trojan Women

Julie Dawn Cole, Willie Wonka

Denise Nickerson, Willie Wonka

Candace Bergen, Carnal Knowledge
Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show
Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
Cybil Sheperd, The Last Picture Show


Liza Minnelli, Cabaret

Diana Ross, Lady Sings the Blues

Cicely Tyson, Sounder

Joanne Woodward, The Effect ...


Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon

Sissy Spacek, Badlands

Joanne Woodward, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
Julie Christie, Don't Look Now


Faye Dunaway, Chinatown

Shelley Duvall, Thieves Like Us

Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence

Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Cicely Tyson, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman

Goldie Hawn, Sugarland Express
Blythe Danner, Lovin' Molly
Lauren Bacall, Murder on the Orient Express
Katharine Hepburn, Love Among the Ruins
Sophia Loren, Brief Encounter


Ronee Blakley, Nashville

Ann-Margret, Tommy

Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lily Tomlin, Nashville

Paula Prentiss, The Stepford Wives
Geraldine Chaplin, Nashville
Barbara Harris, Nashville
Maureen Stapleton, Queen of the Stardust Ballroom


Sissy Spacek, Carrie

Faye Dunaway, Network

Jane Alexander, Eleanor and Franklin: The Early Years

Sally Field, Sybil

Talia Shire, Rocky

Shelley Duvall, Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver
Tatum O'Neal, The Bad News Bears
Cybil Shepard, Taxi Driver


(in approximate release order)

Jane Alexander, Eleanor and Franklin:  The White House Years

Lily Tomlin, The Late Show

Sissy Spacek, 3 Women

Diane Keaton, Annie Hall

Liza Minnelli, New York, New York

Kathleen Quinlan, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Jane Fonda, Julia

Vanessa Redgrave, Julia

Gena Rowlands, Opening Night

Diane Keaton, Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Anne Bancroft, The Turning Point

Marsha Mason, The Goodbye Girl

Jane Fonda, Fun With Dick and Jane
Glenda Jackson, Nasty Habits
Sandy Dennis, Nasty Habits
Jill Clayburgh, Semi-Tough
Shirley MacLaine, The Turning Point


Genevieve Bujold, Coma

Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman

Joanne Woodward, See How She Runs

Geraldine Page, Interiors

Olivia Newton-John, Grease

Mona Washbourne, Stevie

Glenda Jackson, Stevie

Jane Fonda, California Suite
Stockard Channing, Grease
Kristy McNichol, Summer of My German Soldier
Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter
Carol Burnett, A Wedding
Marybeth Hurt, Interiors
Maureen Stapleton, Interiors
Jane Fonda, Comes a Horseman (horrible to horses, though)
Faye Dunaway, The Eyes of Laura Mars
Diana Ross, The Wiz
Melanie Mayron, Girlfriends


Jane Fonda, The China Syndrome

Diane Keaton, Manhattan

Meryl Streep, Kramer v. Kramer

Bette Midler, The Rose

Mary Steenburgen, Time After Time

Meryl Streep, The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Sally Field, Norma Rae

Barbara Harris, The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Sigourney Weaver, Alien
Vanessa Redgrave, Agatha
Jill Clayburgh, Starting Over
Blythe Danner, The Great Santini
Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan
Candace Bergen, Starting Over


Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter

Jill Clayburgh, It's My Turn

Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People

Lily Tomlin, Nine to Five

Kristy McNichol, Little Darlings

Goldie Hawn, Private Benjamin

Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard

Shelley Duvall, The Shining

Charlotte Rampling, Stardust Memories
Shelley Duvall, Popeye
Gena Rowlands, Gloria
Debra Winger, Urban Cowboy
Beverly d'Angelo, Coal Miner's Daughter
Jodie Foster, Foxes
Ellen Burstyn, Resurrection
Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin
Diana Scarwid, Inside Moves
Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull


Diane Keaton, Reds

Amanda Plummer, Cattle Annie and Little Britches

Jessica Lange, The Postman Always Rings Twice

Faye Dunaway, Mommie Dearest

Kathleen Turner, Body Heat (I'm fan of Turner, but not really of this performance)

Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City
Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant's Woman

Bernadette Peters, Pennies from Heaven

Kate Nelligan, Eye of the Needle
Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond
Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh
Margot Kidder, Heartaches


Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice

Amy Madigan, Love Child

Glenn Close, The World According to Garp

Jobeth Williams, Poltergeist

Sean Young, Blade Runner

Diane Keaton, Shoot the Moon

Jessica Lange, Frances

Jessica Lange, Tootsie

Debra Winger, An Officer and a Gentleman

Sandy Dennis, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Mary Beth Hurt, The World According to Garp

Jill Clayburgh, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Geraldine Page, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Annette O'Toole, Cat People
Cher, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Karen Black, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Kathy Bates, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Sudie Bond,  Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Patrice Donnelly, Personal Best
Mariel Hemingway, Personal Best
Susan Sarandon, Tempest
Joanna Cassady, Blade Runner
Daryl Hannah, Blade Runner

Margot Kidder, Heartaches


Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

Meryl Streep, Silkwood

Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment

Bonnie Bedelia, Heart Like a Wheel

Susan Sarandon, The Hunger

Dianne Wiest, Independence Day

Pamela Reed, The Right Stuff
Jobeth Williams, The Big Chill
Veronica Cartwright, The Right Stuff
Barbra Streisand, Yentl
Kathleen Turner, The Man With Two Brains
Sandra Bernhard, The King of Comedy
Ann-Margret, Who Will Love My Children?
Julie Walters, Educating Rita


Kathleen Turner, Crimes of Passion

Diane Keaton, The Little Drummer Girl

Debra Winger, Mike's Murder

Judy Davis, A Passage to India

Genevieve Bujold, Choose Me

Diane Keaton, Mrs. Soffel

Kathleen Turner, Romancing the Stone

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India

Christine Lahti, Swing Shift
Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians
Melanie Griffith, Body Double
Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles


Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo

Meryl Streep, Plenty

Ally Sheedy, The Breakfast Club

Jessica Lange, Sweet Dreams

Kathleen Turner, Prizzi's Honor

Maggie Smith, A Private Function

Cher, Mask

Meryl Streep, Out of Africa

Miranda Richardson, Dance with a Stranger

Vanessa Redgrave, Wetherby

Geraldine Page, A Trip to Bountiful

Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple

Glenn Close, Jagged Edge
Margaret Avery, The Color Purple
Jane Fonda, Agnes of God
Meg Tilly, Agnes of God


Diane Keaton, Crimes of the Heart

Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married

Molly Ringwald, Pretty in Pink

Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters

Sigourney Weaver, Aliens

Melanie Griffith, Something Wild

Christine Lahti, Just Between Friends

Sissy Spacek, Crimes of the Heart

Jessica Lange, Crimes of the Heart

Chloe Webb, Sid and Nancy

Patricia Hodge, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Alfre Woodard, L.A. Law

Jane Fonda, The Morning After

Meryl Streep, Heartburn
Sissy Spacek, night, Mother
Farrah Fawcett, Extremities


Judy Davis, High Tide

Holly Hunter, Broadcast News

Diane Keaton, Baby Boom

Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction

Faye Dunaway, Barfly

Maggie Smith, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Jan Adele, High Tide

Holly Hunter, Raising Arizona

Meryl Streep, Ironweed
Cher, Moonstruck
Sally Kirkland, Anna


Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons

Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist

Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark

Christine Lahti, Running on Empty

Debra Winger, Betrayed

Jodhi May, A World Apart

Bette Midler, Big Business

Jessica Lange, Far North

Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham

Michelle Pfeiffer, Married to the Mob

Jodie Foster, The Accused

Melanie Griffith, Working Girl

Juliette Binoche, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Lena Olin, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Kathleen Turner, Switching Channels

Genevieve Bujold, Dead Ringers

Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons

Diane Venora, Bird

Nancy Baker, Street Smart

Diane Keaton, The Good Mother


Jessica Lange, Music Box

Anjelica Huston, Enemies, a Love Story

Andie MacDowell, sex, lies, and videotape

Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy

Lena Olin, Enemies, A Love Story

Farrah Fawcett, Small Sacrifices


Debra Winger, Everybody Wins

Debra Winger, The Sheltering Sky

Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman

Anjelica Huston, The Grifters

Annette Bening, The Grifters

Uma Thurman, Henry and June

Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge

Kathy Bates, Misery

Shirley MacLaine, Postcards from the Edge


Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect

Jodie Foster, Silence of the Lambs

Sally Field, Soapdish

Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise

Michelle Pfeiffer, Frankie and Johnny

Lily Taylor, dogfight

Gena Davis, Thelma and Louise

Bette Midler, For the Boys
Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Rush
Mimi Rogers, The Rapture


Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns

Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives
Emma Thomspon, Howard's End
Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct
Vanessa Redgrave, Howard's End
Helen Mirren, Where Angels Fear to Tread
Helena Bonham-Carter, Howard's End
Natasha Richardson, Suddenly, Last Summer (time frame?)
(this is meant to be through the first half of 1992)

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