November 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm #540820
Throughout the history of the Academy Award, there have been 10 people nominated for playing famous singers. Only 4 of those ten have won.
But who do you think was the best. Vote and sound off below!November 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm #540822
3. AndrewsNovember 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm #540823
I love most of these performances but Cotillard wins by a smidge!November 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm #540824
Missed a few
Luise Rainer as Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
James Cagney as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Larry Parks as Al Jolson in The Jolson Story (1946)
Susan Hayward as Jane Froman in With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Susan Hayward as Lillian Roth in I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Eleanor Parker as Marjorie Lawrence in Interrupted Melody (1955)
Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968)
Gary Busey as Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story (1978)November 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm #540825
Some great ones but I had to go with Sissy as Miss Loretty!November 8, 2012 at 9:29 am #540826
Definitely Sissy Spacek then Cotillard – Truly close contest.November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am #540827
Wait hold on! Where is Streisand for funny girl?November 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm #540828
* What’s Love Got to Do with It was from 1993
* Julie Andrews didn’t play a famous singer
* Walk the Line was from 2005November 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm #540829
Julie Andrews is my favorite, but since her character wasn’t literally a “famous singer” I voted for Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf.November 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm #540830
ROSS………….Billy holidayNovember 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm #540831
Between Bassett and Cotillard. Another one of those impossible decisions.November 9, 2012 at 5:59 am #540832
I wouldn’t say Maria Von Trapp was as famous as the other singers mentioned here…but she and her family were successful singers at least.
Anyway from what’s here I vote Sissy Spacek. Barbra Streisand in FUNNY GIRL would give Sissy a run for her money for sure.
Although I love some of these other performances, Like Lange’s in SWEET DREAMS…I couldn’t select an actor/actress for playing a singer and not actually singing in the film. I know some of these voices would be near impossible to replicate by anyone, especially Pasty Cline’s, but I still can’t get behind them winning an award or being selected as my favorite.