Barbara Bel Geddes (Oct. 31, 1922-Aug. 10, 2005)
From her Associated Press obituary:
Bel Geddes was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for the 1948 drama I Remember Mama and was the original Maggie the Cat on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.They get around to mentioning Vertigo on page two of the obit. Frankly, fuck Dallas. And who wants stiff-as-wood Kim Novak, anyway? I'd rather drive around San Francisco in a powder blue Karman Ghia with Ms. Bel Geddes anyday.
In 1945, Bel Geddes made a splash on Broadway at 23 with her first important role in Deep Are the Roots, winning the New York Drama Critics Award as best actress.
She announced to a reporter: "My ambition is to be a good screen actress. I think it would be much more exciting to work for Frank Capra, George Cukor, Alfred Hitchcock or Elia Kazan than to stay on Broadway."