Born on October 28, 1902
From Lewisham, London, England
Elsa Lanchester as "Miss Plimsoll"
The affable Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton) has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard's alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Christine (Marlene Dietrich) -- who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid's surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.
|Academy Award (1957)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1957)||Won||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Elsa Lanchester as "Amelia Potts"
In this heartwarming 1949 film, Sister Margaret (Loretta Young) and Sister Scholastica (Celeste Holm) arrive unannounced and determined to build a children's hospital in the small New England town of Bethlehem. They seek to fulfill a promise they made to God when he saved a similar infirmary in war-torn Normandy. To build it, the sisters recruit various townspeople, negotiate with a bookie (Thomas Gomez) for the land and contend with a songwriter (Hugh Marlowe) who's set against the project.
|Academy Award (1949)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|