Born in Detroit, Ellen Burstyn worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas to model and then to New York as a showgirl on
The Jackie Gleason Show. From there, it was to Montreal as a nightclub dancer and then Broadway with her debut in "Fair Game (1957)"...See full bio »
(1982) Stage: Appeared (as "Helene Hanff") in "84 Charing Cross Road" on Broadway. Written by Helene Hanff. Directed and material adapted by James Roose-Evans. Nederlander Theatre: 7 Dec 1982-27 Feb 1983 (96 performances + 15 previews). Cast: Joseph Maher, Mark Chamberlin, William Francis...
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