Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dorothy Malone

by madman on July 19, 2018

Birth Name: Mary Dorothy Maloney

Date of Birth: January 29, 1924

Place of Birth: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: January 19, 2018

Place of Death: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, possibly some English

Dorothy Malone was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Written on the Wind (1956).

Dorothy was the daughter of Esther Emma “Eloise” (Smith) and Robert Ignatius Maloney, an auditor for ATT telephone company. She had two children with her former husband, French actor and business executive Jacques Bergerac.

Dorothy’s paternal grandparents were Patrick J. Maloney and Mary A. Patrick was Irish. Mary was born in Illinois, to Irish parents.

Dorothy’s maternal grandparents were Soloman S. Smith and Margaret O’Neal (the daughter of Emma). Margaret’s father was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Dorothy Malone – https://www.geni.com
https://www.findagrave.com

Dorothy’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Travel record of Dorothy’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Dorothy’s mother’s family on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Claire Trevor

by madman on July 19, 2018

Birth Name: Claire Wemlinger

Date of Birth: March 8, 1910

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 8, 2000

Place of Death: Newport Beach, California, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (mother)

Claire Trevor was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Key Largo (1948).

Claire was the daughter of Edith Benjamina “Betty” (Morrison) and Noel Benjamin Wemlinger, a merchant tailor. Her father was born in Paris, France, to German parents. Her mother was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Claire was married to Hollywood film producer and real estate developer Milton H. Bren, until his death. She had a son with her former husband, Navy lieutenant Cylos William Dunsmore.

Claire’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Wemlinger (the son of Landelin Wemlinger and Helena Schmider). Benjamin was born in Rust, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Claire’s paternal grandmother was named Klara/Clara Sauter. Klara was born in Oberderdingen, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Claire’s maternal grandparents were Robert Morrison and Mary Chambers. Robert and Mary were born in Belfast.

Sources: Genealogy of Claire Trevor – https://www.geni.com

Claire’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Claire’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Fay Bainter

by madman on July 17, 2018

Birth Name: Fay Okell Bainter

Date of Birth: December 7, 1893

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Death: April 16, 1968

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*English, possibly Irish (mother)

Fay Bainter was an American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938).

Fay was the daughter of Mary (Okell) and Charles Franklin Bainter. Her father was born in Indiana, of mostly or entirely German descent. Her mother was born in England, and possibly had Irish ancestry. Fay was married to U.S. Navy officer Reginald Venable, until his death. The couple had a son.

Fay’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Bainter (the son of Frederick Bainter and Margaret Roof). Fay’s grandfather Frederick was born in Pennsylvania or Ohio. Fay’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of German parents, Godfrey Bainter and Margaret Benter. Fay’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of Peter Roof and Margaret Replogle, whose parents were Alsatian Germans.

Fay’s paternal grandmother was named Delilah Roof. Delilah was born in Ohio.

Sources: Genealogies of Fay Bainter (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Fay’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Bainter (through Frederick’s brother, Andrew Bainter) – https://www.findagrave.com

Fay Bainter on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Fay’s parents on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Alice Brady

by madman on July 17, 2018

Birth Name: Mary Rose Brady

Date of Birth: November 2, 1892

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: October 28, 1939

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*Irish (father)
*French (mother)

Alice Brady was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for In Old Chicago (1937).

Alice was the daughter of Rose Marie (René) and William A. Brady (William Aloysius Brady), an actor, producer, and sports promoter. Her father was born in New York, to Irish parents. Her mother was born in Paris, France. She had a son with her former husband, actor James Crane.

Alice’s paternal grandparents were Terrence/Terence A. Brady and Catherine Ann. Terrence was born in Limerick.

Sources: Genealogies of Alice Brady (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
https://www.findagrave.com

Death record of Alice Brady – https://www.familysearch.org

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Anne Revere

by madman on July 17, 2018

Date of Birth: June 25, 1903

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States

Date of Death: December 18, 1990

Place of Death: Locust Valley, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant French Huguenot

Anne Revere was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for National Velvet (1944).

Anne was the daughter of Harriette/Harriet (Winn) and Clinton Tristin Revere, a stockbroker. She was married to theatre director Samuel Rosen, until his death.

Anne was said to be a direct descendant of Revolutionary War Patriot Paul Revere.

Anne’s paternal grandfather was named Logan Alexander Revere.

Anne’s paternal grandmother was Lucinda Jane Dustin (the daughter of William Dustin and Sarah Bentley). Lucinda was born in Illinois. William was the son of Moody Dustin and Lucinda Cowles.

Anne’s maternal grandparents were Locklin/Laughlin Winn and Harriet B.

Sources: Genealogies of Anne Revere (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

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