Appeared (as "Muriel"; Broadway debut) in "Sundown Beach" on Broadway. Written by Bessie Breuer
. Directed by Elia Kazan
. Belasco Theatre: 7 Sep 1948-11 Sep 1948 (7 performances). Cast: Tom Avera, Martin Balsam
(as "Merle"), Edward Binns
(as "George Washburn"), Ira Cirker, Joan Copeland
(as "Nadine"; Broadway debut), Ralph ...
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[on receiving the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, 1972] I'm at a point where I'm free to go out and have a little fun with my career. Some Oscar winners have dropped out of sight, as if they were standing on a trapdoor. Others picked it up and ran with it. I'm going to run with it.
Her maternal grandmother was of Bohemian (Czech) descent, while her other grandparents had English ancestry.