Best Actress Nominees of the 1940s

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Can you name the Best Actress Nominated roles of the 1940s by description?

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DescriptionActress, Movie
A seductive woman who teams with an insurance man to murder her wealthy husband.
A nightclub singer who becomes an alcoholic when she gives up on her career to marry.
A socialite who must juggle the affections of her fiance, her ex-husband, and the reporter assigned to cover her wedding.
A working class woman who falls in love with an upper class man, despite her family of steel workers striking against his father, the factory owner.
A deaf-mute girl who befriends a kind doctor and is raped by a customer of her farmer father.
A young single woman who shares her apartment with an eligible man and a meddling older man during the Washington housing shortage of World War II.
A woman with an unhealthy attachment to her deceased father who seems to be killing every other important person in her husband's life.
A woman whose natural child dies, and later cares for many orphans and fights to remove the stigma of illegitimacy.
A French girl who speaks to God and leads her people in war against the English.
The wife of a famous baseball player who must deal with the rare disease her husband suffers from.
A department store executive who struggles with the decision to enter a safe marriage or to run away with the man she really loves.
A biracial woman who encounters prejudice when she moves in with her white relatives in the Old West.
A homely spinster who falls victim to the false affections of a handsome gold digger, despite the objections of her father.
An ambitious Southern woman who deals with her scheming brothers and detests her sickly husband.
A Scandanavian-American who works as a maid for a prominent family, and later becomes a figure in politics.
A woman accompanying a group of guerillas in the mountains during the Spanish Civil War.
An unhappy English housewife who recounts her unrequited relationship with a stranger she met at the train station.
A proper nun who teams with a charismatic priest to secure a new school building from a grumpy businessman.
A political columnist who feuds with her husband, a sports writer, through their newspaper outlets.
A woman who struggles to raise her daughters while her husband serves in World War II.
An unhappily married alcoholic who reminisces about her true love and why she eventually married her husband.
An amnesiac who may be responsible for the death of a soldier's friend.
A woman who marries a rich Englishman, but cannot escape the shadow of his deceased first wife.
A woman who reluctantly gives up her illegitimate son, and then becomes a successful wartime businesswoman.
A woman who believes her charismatic new husband may actually be a vicious killer.
DescriptionActress, Movie
A woman who plots with her brother to get revenge when their mother kills their father.
The matriarch of a large family of Norwegian immigrants who perseveres to keep her family together over many years.
A young French girl who has multiple visions of the Virgin Mary.
An American woman who marries a Romanian gigolo in Mexico so he can can access into the United States.
A mixed-race woman who struggles with the needs of her black grandmother and the love of a white doctor.
A scientist who facilitates the discovery of radium with her husband.
A woman who comes to realize her charismatic husband is a conman who murdered her wealthy aunt.
A spinster who blossoms socially when she breaks away from her domineering mother.
A French nun who comes to build a hospital in a quaint New England town.
A woman who marries a Jewish businessman to cover up her brother's embezzlement, and then sees anti-Semitism firsthand.
An Australian nurse who helps many polio patients, despite clashes with the medical establishment.
A woman who marries her high school sweetheart and dies prematurely in a small, close-knit New Hampshire community.
A mentally disturbed woman with no memory of her husband who must figure out the root causes of her mental disease while staying in a mental hospital.
A restaurant owner who must deal with her promiscuous, murderous daughter.
A gangster's girlfriend who assists a group of stuffy professors in their writing of an encyclopedia.
A woman whose prejudice is brought to light when her boyfriend poses as a Jew to write an article on anti-Semitism.
A young woman who interferes in the marriage of her cousin and a famous composer.
A British housewife who struggles to keep her family together during the bombings of the Battle of Britain.
The wife of a Canadian businessman who must deal with her husband's philandering and her son's alcoholism.
A reporter who gets fired when she writes an inaccurate theatre review to help her actress sister.
An emotionally unstable woman who is obsessed with her former lover, and recounts their relationship in a mental hospital.
A spoiled, bedridden woman who overhears a murder plot on her telephone.
A woman who begins life as a lowly hotel employee, and eventually becomes an important social figure.
The wife of a plantation owner who claims she shot a man in self-defense, but is suspected of lying.
A dedicated frontier wife and mother who opposes her son's relationship with his pet deer.

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