Appeared in Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour" staged by Miss Hellman and co-starring Patricia Neal. Produced at the Coronet Theater by Kermit Bloomgarden (12-18-52 through 5-30-53.
2 Print Biographies |
2 Interviews |
2 Articles |
5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Did You Know?
[about her Oscar-winning role in A Streetcar Named Desire
(1951)] It was not at all certain I would do the movie. As a matter of fact, I had to test for it twice. First, I did a film test in New York with Elia Kazan
. Then I got a call telling me to come to California for another test. They weren't happy with my hair. Vivien Leigh
was going to wear a blonde wig, and for some reason they wanted me ...
Political activist, she signed several civil rights petitions and was a sponsor of a 1949 World Peace Conference in New York - which triggered her label of being a Communist sympathizer, for which she was blacklisted in films and TV even though she never even held pro-Communist views. Her testimony to the New York Supreme Court in 1962 against the publishers of "Red Channels" helped pave the way ...