A Hollywood mainstay for sixty years in both film and television, Barbara Stanwyck enjoyed a range of roles most actresses can only dream of. From the good-natured working class love interest to femme fatale to fun-loving dame, Stanwyck nailed every character, every scene, but despite celebrated performances and four nominations, never walked home with the Academy Award for Best Actress. A true rags-to-riches story, Stanwyck went from orphan at the age of four to being the highest paid woman in the country – though not without decades of hard work in between. When Stanwyck found herself aging out of her standby film roles, she moved onto TV and even greater success, including three Emmy wins. Stanwyck would eventually go home with the gold in 1982 when she received an Honorary Oscar not only for her talent but also for being a consummate professional, strong woman and good friend.