Blanche Baker

Blanche Baker

actress, writer, producer

Blanche Baker was born on Dec 20, 1956 in USA. Blanche Baker's big-screen debut came with The Seduction of Joe Tynan directed by Jerry Schatzberg in 1979. Blanche Baker is known for Taking Chance directed by Ross Katz, Kevin Bacon stars as LtCol Mike Strobl and Tom Aldredge as Charlie Fitts. Blanche Baker has got 4 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Blanche Baker achieved is Atlantic City Cinefest. The upcoming new movie Blanche Baker plays is Deep in the Darkness which will be released on Nov 30, 2022.

Blanche Baker is an actress of stage, screen and television. Born Blanche Garfein in New York, her mother is actress Carroll Baker, who won a Best Actress Oscar nomination for La Poupée de chair (1956), several months after baby Blanche arrived. Her father is stage director Jack Garfein, who later went on to direct movies and teach acting.After attending Wellesley College, she took her mother's surname and made her television debut in the miniseries Holocauste (1978), for which she won an Emmy Award. Baker made her movie debut in La vie privée d'un sénateur (1979), an A-List production featuring Alan Alda at the height of his popularity and another "Holocaust" co-star at the start of her career, Meryl Streep. She then appeared as the Holy Mother in the TV movie, Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979).Then came "Lolita."In 1980-81, the 24-year-old Baker originated the role of the preteen "nymphet" loved by a pedophile in Edward Albee's stage adaption of Nabokov's classic novel. The show was picketed during out-of-town tryouts and in New York by feminists outraged by the show's depiction of pedophilia. More importantly, the show was pilloried by outraged critics in its out-of-town tryouts, giving "Lolita" a bad word of mouth.After 31 previews, the troubled production opened on Broadway on March 19, 1981 and closed after only 12 performances.She never appeared on Broadway again, despite critics calling her performance "breathtaking" and "beguiling."Blanche Baker has continued to work steadily in television and on the silver screen but has never again approached the heights she did in her early twenties.

  • Birthday

    Dec 20, 1956
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
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Known For


4 wins & 2 nominations

Atlantic City Cinefest
Winner - Lifesaver Achievement Award
Best Actress
Winner - Festival Prize
Northeast Film Festival, US
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - Festival Award
Cries of the Unborn (2017)
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