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For the Canadian country music performer, refer to Carroll Baker (singer).

Carroll Baker (Karolina Piekarski) (born May 28, 1931) is a Polish-American actress.

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Carroll Baker

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, she began her film career in 1953, with a small part in Easy to Love. After appearing in television commercials, her big break came in 1956, when she not only appeared in the big feature Giant, but starred in Baby Doll, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

In 1964 she starred in The Carpetbaggers, and in 1965 in Harlow. Afterwards, she moved to Europe, where she appeared in several films in Italy, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as in Mexico.

An apocryphal story has it that a Masai chief offered 150 cows, 200 goats, sheep, and $750 for her while she was on location in Africa for the 1965 movie Mister Moses.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street.

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