Academy Awards: Actors with most Oscar nominations but least wins

Jane Alexander

Nominations: 4

  • Actress – 1971 – “The Great White Hope”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1977 – “All the President’s Men”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – 1980 – “Kramer vs. Kramer”
  • Actress in a Leading Role – 1984 – “Testament”

Though she never won an Academy Award, Jane Alexander was nominated for numerous Tony Awards, winning one. She was most known for her period pieces and biopics, delving into subjects such as Watergate in “All the President’s Men” and playing the iconic Eleanor Roosevelt in several ABC movies about FDR’s life and presidency.

Throughout her life she was an active philanthropist and activist, serving on the boards of Women’s Action Against Nuclear Disarmament and Wildlife Conservation International.

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