Anne Revere was an American actress who was best known for her work on stage and in film. She was born on June 25, 1903, in New York City. Revere’s father was a stockbroker, and her mother was a concert pianist. She grew up in a household that valued the arts, and she began acting in school productions at an early age.
Revere attended Wellesley College, where she studied drama. After graduation, she moved to New York City and began her acting career in earnest. She made her Broadway debut in 1931, and over the next few decades, she appeared in numerous stage productions.
Revere also appeared in several films during her career. She made her film debut in 1933, and over the years, she appeared in movies such as National Velvet, Body and Soul, Carnival in Costa Rica, and Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in National Velvet.
In addition to her acting career, Revere was also an activist. She was involved in various political and social causes, including the civil rights movement. She was a progressive member of the board of the Screen Actors’ Guild.
Anne Revere passed away on December 18, 1990, at the age of 87. She was survived by her sister. She left behind a lasting legacy as an actress and activist, and her work continues to be celebrated and remembered to this day.