Mary Astor a Hollywood Film Actress and Academy Award Winner

Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress best remembered for her role as Brigid O’Shaughnessy in “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) with Humphrey Bogart. Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s before successfully transitioning to talkies. During the mid 30s she nearly had her career destroyed by public scandals. Astor was sued for support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband in a custody fight over her daughter. Astor overcame the problems in her private life and enjoyed even greater success on the big screen, eventually winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “The Great Lie” (1941). Astor was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to work in film, on television and on stage until her retirement in 1964. Mary Astor has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6701 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

Mary Astor

Mary Astor

Mary Astor

Mary Astor

Mary Astor - c.1928

Mary Astor – c.1928

Mary Astor and John Barrymore in "Don Juan" (1926)

Mary Astor and John Barrymore in “Don Juan” (1926)

Mary Astor with Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)

Mary Astor with Humphrey Bogart in “The Maltese Falcon” (1941)

Mary Astor with Clark Gable in "Red Dust" (1942)

Mary Astor with Clark Gable in “Red Dust” (1942)

Mary Astor with Humphrey Bogart in "Across the Pacific" (1942)

Mary Astor with Humphrey Bogart in
“Across the Pacific” (1942)

Mary Astor,Phillip Dorn and Gloria Grahame in "Blonde Fever" (1944)

Mary Astor,Phillip Dorn and Gloria Grahame in “Blonde Fever” (1944)

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