She acted in Sean O'Casey's plays, "Bedtime Story and "A Pound on Damned," and Benn Levy's play, "The Island of Cipango," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Hume Cronyn in the cast.
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[About her contract with Fox in the 40s] I think things were much more stereotyped then. You either were a sex symbol, or a beautiful woman, which I wasn't, or you got the dregs of the parts, not the interesting ones. I'd been playing large parts in the theater for a long time, being the whole cheese in a lot of plays, and I wanted to do more in films than I was offered. But Hume was working out ...
1989: She became the 12th performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Actress, Driving Miss Daisy
(1989); Tonys: Best Actress-Play, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1948) and Best Actress-Play, "The Gin Game" (1978) and Best Actress-Play, "Foxfire" (1983); Emmy: Best Actress-Miniseries/Special, Foxfire