Luise Rainer (born 12 January 1910) is a German film actress. Known as The
"Viennese Teardrop", she was the first woman to win two Academy Awards,
and the first person to win them consecutively. She was discovered by MGM
talent scouts while acting on stage in Austria and Germany and after
appearing in Austrian films. She is currently the oldest living Academy Award
Best Actress 1936" The Great Ziegfeld" Best Actress 1937 "The Good Earth"
George Hosato Takei Altman (born April 20, 1937) is an American actor
of Japanese descent, best known for his role in the television series Star
Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise.
Takei has since appeared in numerous TV and film productions,
including the first six Star Trek motion pictures.
Menken is best known for his numerous scores for films produced
by Walt Disney Animation Studios, The Little Mermaid, Beauty
and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him
two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The
Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled.
Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists
including Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. He
has won a total of eight Oscars, more than any other living
individual, and has been Oscar-nominated a total of nineteen
Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 - December 5, 2008) was a Dutch-born American
actress and leading lady in many 1940s and 1950s films. In 1951, she
appeared with Gene Kelly in the musical An American in Paris, which was
awarded the Best Picture Oscar. Foch played Marie Antoinette in
Scaramouche (1952) and in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments
(1956). Academy Award Nomination 1955 "Executive Suite"
Ann Rutherford (born November 2, 1920) is a Canadian-American
actress in film, radio, and television. She has had a long career
starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly Benedict on the big
screen of the 1930s and 1940s in the Andy Hardy series. She was
placed under contract with MGM. At MGM, she appeared in such
films as A Christmas Carol (1938) and Pride and Prejudice (1940).
She was loaned to Selznick International to appear as Carreen
O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Ann Marie Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is an American actress and
singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic
roles. Her performance as Veda Pierce in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce
was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Jane "Poni" Adams (born August 7, 1921) is a former American
actress in radio, films, and television in the 1940s and 1950s. One of
Universal Pictures leading ladies of the Golden Age of Horror flims.
Perhaps best known for her performance in 1945's "House of Dracula"
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Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress
and singer. She is the daughter of singer and actress Judy Garland
and film director Vincente Minnelli. Minnelli won the Best Actress
Academy Award for her performance, along with a Golden Globe
Award for "Cabaret"