Continuing the We Didn't Start the Fire roll call . . .
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television,
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
In 1951 in his first major screen role as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar named Desire, Brando (1924-2004) received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor but lost to Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen.
“I am not a Pollack. People from Poland are Poles. They are not Pollacks. But what I am is one hundred percent American. I'm born and raised in the greatest country on this earth and I'm proud of it. And don't you ever call me a Pollack.”
- Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire
From the Internet Movie Data Base:
That Marlon Brando was passed over for an Academy Award in the one performance that almost singlehandedly started the Method Acting movement and is considered one of the best performances ever on film is considered one of the great travesties in the history of Hollywood.
Personally, I don’t like the film.
Fitted t-shirts could not be bought at the time, so Marlon Brando's apparel had to be washed several times and then the back stitched up, to appear tightly over the actor's chest.