1. Angela Lansbury
2. Patty Duke
3. Mary Badham
4. Thelma Ritter
5. Shirley Knight
a tight race, duke only prevailed because it was a typical category fraud,
lansbury deserved to win this
Lansbury gives one of the absolute best film performances ever…male, female, lead or support IMO. Duke was excellent of course, but Lansbury deserved this much more. Sidenote…I had the extreme pleaseure of meeting Miss Duke once. I was a production asst. at the national cable convention about 10 years ago, working for Lifetime…Miss Duke was signing autographs a few feet away at the Hallmark station…she was so very nice and I told her how much I loved she and Anne Bancroft in THE MIRACLE WORKER. Of course in the pic we took my eyes were closed 🙁
Good year, the only time I ever ranked Ritter last.
Not only does Duke get my vote in ’62 but she may very well get my vote for BSA of all time.
Only Monique would be ahead of her at the moment. Would have to watch both again to be certain.
Angel Lansbury by a mile for me. Patty Duke was great too.