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    Born on December 11, 1923 in Cliffside Park, New Jersey

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Marty (1955)

Betsy Blair as "Clara"

This acclaimed romantic drama follows the life of Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine), a stout bachelor butcher who lives with his mother (Esther Minciotti) in the Bronx. Always unlucky in love, Marty reluctantly goes out to a ballroom one night and meets a nice teacher named Clara (Betsy Blair). Though Marty and Clara hit it off, his relatives discourage him from pursuing the relationship, and he must decide between his family's approval or a shot at finding romance.

Academy Award (1955) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955) Won Foreign Actress

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