Amelia Thomas was the strong-minded business woman, matriarch, and sole overseer of Thomas family industries. Amelia was also the mother in law of Louisa Thomas. The Thomas’ are the first family to take Anne in.

BORN APRIL 24TH, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia, Shirley MacLean Beaty was born into an acting family. She made her acting debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble With Harry (1955), which won her a Golden Globe Award for new Star of the Year.

In 1983, she won her first Oscar for Terms of Endearment after being nominated five times previously for respective roles in Some Came Running (1959), The Apartment (1961), Irma La Douce (1964) The Other Half of the Sky (1976), The Turning Point (1978) and Steel Magnolias (1989). Her long list of achievements over the years in the industry also includes one Emmy Award and four nominations, and seven Golden Globe Awards and thirteen nominations (including the 1998 Cecil B. Demille award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Field).