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Who is Margo Channing?

Last Updated: 27th May, 2020

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Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is one of the biggest stars on Broadway. After a performance of Margo's latest play, Aged in Wood, Margo's close friend Karen Richards (Celeste Holm), wife of the play's author Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe), brings in a besotted fan, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter), to meet Margo.

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People also ask, is All About Eve a true story?

IT WAS BASED ON A TRUE STORY.Bergner related the tale to actress and writer Mary Orr, who turned it into a short story called “The Wisdom of Eve,” published in Cosmopolitan in 1946. Along comes Joseph L. Zanuck to buy the rights to Orr's story and turned it into All About Eve, which he both wrote and directed.

Additionally, what does All About Eve mean? All About Eve is a 1950 film about an apparent ingenue who insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends to establish herself as an actress. Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, from the story The Wisdom of Eve, by Mary Orr.

Hereof, who Is All About Eve based on?

The film was adapted from an original story published in Cosmopolitan, "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr (uncredited in this film). It was based on an actual incident involving Austrian actress Elisabeth Bergner during her run in the hit stage thriller "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" in 1943-44.

Who wrote All About Eve?

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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Helga Zaimi

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What happens in All About Eve?

Backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing and tells Margo and her friends a melancholy life story. Margo takes Eve under her wing, only to have Eve use her and connive against her.

Onelio Herrandonea

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How long is all about Eve?

2h 18m

Sumisa Lalli

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Where Is All About Eve showing?

Mankiewicz, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James. The show will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions. All About Eve runs at the Noel Coward Theatre until 11th May 2019, following its opening night on 12th February 2019.

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Who won Oscars for All About Eve?

Academy Awards, USA 1951
Winner OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role George Sanders
Nominee OscarBest Actress in a Leading Role Bette Davis
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Celeste Holm
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Thelma Ritter
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Milton R. Krasner

Barbu Waldhans

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What is the name of the play that the cast are working on throughout the film All About Eve?

Aged in Wood

Taieb Mammenga

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What color was Bette Davis dress in All About Eve?

Brown

Fiordaliza Hipopotamo

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When was Betty Davis born?

April 5, 1908

Earnestine Curras

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How old was Bette Davis?

81 years (1908–1989)

Asjad Bullock

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Was Eddie Fisher in All About Eve?

Although he is listed in the onscreen cast credits, singer Eddie Fisher's part was cut from the final film. All About Eve was his motion picture debut. Mary Orr adapted her short story, "The Wisdom of Eve," into a radio play before selling the film rights.

Piedraescrita Thaysen

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Who played Bill in All About Eve?

It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Only playwright/critic DeWitt (George Sanders) sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take her parts and her fiancé, Bill Simpson (Gary Merrill).

Dado Vlasek

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Who is Eve Harrington?

Eve Harrington is the titular main antagonist of the 1950 film All About Eve. She is a scheming, ruthless young actress who systematically steals the career of her idol, Margo Channing. She is portrayed by Anne Baxter, who would later portray Olga, Queen of Cossacks in the 1960s Batman TV show.

Yuliana Tronko

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How many Oscars did All About Eve win?

Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve received a record 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture. All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress).