awards & nominations

Baby Doll (1956)

Carroll Baker as "Baby Doll Meighan"

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.

Academy Award (1956)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)NominatedForeign Actress
Golden Globe (1956)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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