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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck, orphaned at the age of four and partially raised in foster homes, one day become the highest-paid woman in the United States. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times, for Stella Dallas, Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity, and Sorry, Wrong Number. For her television work, she won three Emmy Awards, for The Barbara Stanwyck Show, The Big Valley, and The Thorn Birds. The Thorn Birds also won her a Golden Globe. She received an Honorary Oscar at the 1982 Academy Award ceremony and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1986. She was also the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the American Film Institute, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Screen Actors Guild. Stanwyck received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 and was ranked as the 11th greatest female star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute.

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