Anne Revere, an Oscar-winning actress whose career of playing mothers on screen was cut short in the 1950s when she was blacklisted as a Communist, died of pneumonia Tuesday. She was 87.
Revere won an Academy Award in 1944 playing the role of Elizabeth Taylor's mother in "National Velvet." She also was nominated for supporting Oscars as the mother of Jennifer Jones in the 1943 film "The Song of Bernadette," and in 1947 as Gregory Peck's mother in "Gentleman's Agreement."In the 1951 film "A Place in the Sun," Montgomery Clift was her son.
Revere was blacklisted by the film industry in the early 1950s and barred from films for 20 years for refusing to testify about Communist links before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.