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Jessica Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA on April 20, 1949, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Wild Oats
 2014/III The Gambler
 2012 The Vow
Rita Thornton
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie)
Big Edie
 2007 Sybil (TV Movie)
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
Irma Applewood
 1999 Titus
 1995 Rob Roy
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie)
Alexandra Bergson
 1988 Far North
 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
 1982 Tootsie
 1976 King Kong
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1992). Drama (revival). Written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Gregory Mosher. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 12 Apr 1992- 9 Aug 1992 (137 performances + 31 previews that began on 17 Mar 1992). Cast: Alec Baldwin (as "Stanley Kowalski"), Jessica Lange (as "Blanche Du Bois"), Timothy Carhart (as "Harold ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 11 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Coming out of the '60s, when it was still the last gasp of bohemia, I just never thought in terms of career or profession. See more »


Is one of 26 actresses to have won an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for Tootsie (1982). The others, in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower (1969))... See more »


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