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Winners: Oscar-Winning Dynamic Duos

Updated: August 12, 2019

An affair to remember : the remarkable love story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
Andersen, Christopher P.
Call Number: 812.092 H529An-1
Spencer Tracy—Best Actor, 1938 (Captains Courageous) and 1939 (Boys Town)
Katharine Hepburn-- Best Actress, 1934 (Morning Glory), 1968 (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner), 1969 (The Lion in Winter) and 1982 (On Golden Pond)

Bette & Joan : the divine feud
Considine, Shaun.
Call Number: 812.092 D261Co
Joan Crawford—Best Actress, 1945 (Mildred Pierce)
Bette Davis—Best Actress, 1935 (Dangerous) and 1938 (Jezebel)

The brothers Grim : the films of Ethan and Joel Coen
Rowell, Erica, 1965-
Call Number: 791.92 C672Ro

Joel & Ethan Coen—Best Original Screenplay, 1996 (Fargo) and Best Adapted Screenplay, 2007 (No Country for Old Men)


Darlings of the gods : one year in the lives of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh
O'Connor, Garry.
Call Number: 822.092 O49OC
Laurence Olivier—Best Actor, 1948 (Hamlet)
Vivien Leigh-- Best Actress, 1939 (Gone with the Wind) and 1951 (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Furious love : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century
Kashner, Sam.
Call Number: 812.092 T2393Ka

They broke all the rules when there were rules to be broken, and at a time when it was truly outrageous to be bad. Their tempestuous, extravagant relationship made sizzling headline news.

Elizabeth Taylor—Best Actress, 1960 (Butterfield 8) and 1966 (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Richard Burton—BAFTA Award, 1965 (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) and 1966 (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)


The house of Barrymore
Peters, Margot.
Call Number: 812.09 P482
Lionel Barrymore—Best Actor, 1931 (A Free Soul)
Ethel Barrymore—Best Supporting Actress, 1944 (None but the Lonely Heart)

The Hustons
Grobel, Lawrence.
Call Number: 791.92 H972Gr
Walter Huston—Best Supporting Actor, 1948 (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
John Huston—Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, 1948 (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
Anjelica Huston—Best Supporting Actress, 1985 (Prizzi’s Honor)

Paul and Joanne : a biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
Morella, Joe.
Call Number: 812.092 N554Mo
Paul Newman—Best Actor, 1986  (The Color of Money)
Joanne Woodward—Best Actress, 1958 (The Three Faces of Eve)

Sisters : the story of Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine
Higham, Charles, 1931-2012.
Call Number: 812.092 D322Hi
Olivia De Havilland-- Best Actress, 1946 (To Each His Own) and 1949 (The Heiress)
Joan Fonatine—Best Actress, 1941 (Suspicion)