Academy Awards: Actors with most Oscar nominations but least wins

Thelma Ritter

Nominations: 6

  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1951 – “All About Eve”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1952 – “The Mating Season”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1953 – “With a Song in My Heart”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1954 – “Pickup on South Street”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1960 – “Pillow Talk”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1963 – “Birdman of Alcatraz”

Thelma Ritter enjoyed a long career as a supporting and memorable character actress in the golden age of Hollywood, especially for her performances in “Rear Window” and “All About Eve.” After enduring years onstage completely unrecognized for her work, she immediately shot to fame and success after her first onscreen role in “Miracle on 34th Street.” Far ahead of her time, she was a natural comedian and regarded as one of the best character actors to ever grace the screen.

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