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Uta Hagen (1919–2004)


Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "The Country Girl". Her second Tony was for the role ... See full bio »

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 1999 Oz (TV Series)
Mama Rebadow
- Legs (1999) ... Mama Rebadow
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Maureen
- Escape from Party Island (1999) ... Maureen (voice)
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sophie (segment "The Home")
- The Sunset Gang (1991) ... Sophie (segment "The Home")
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Maria, Sunny's Personal Maid
 1988-1989 Tattingers (TV Series)
Honey Epstein
- Broken Windows (1989) ... Honey Epstein
- Pilot (1988) ... Honey Epstein
 1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Omi
- Seasonal Differences (1987) ... Omi
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Gloria (segment "The Library")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Gloria (segment "The Library")
 1985 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Hortense
- Blackout (1985) ... Hortense
 1984 A Doctor's Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hilda Reiner
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Sister Louise Frawley
- Hunger (1982) ... Sister Louise Frawley
 1978 The Boys from Brazil
Frieda Maloney
 1972 The Other
Ada
 1970 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Annamae
- The Day Before Sunday (1970) ... Annamae
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Eleanor Davis
- Blaze of Glory (1966) ... Eleanor Davis
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Out of Dust (1959)
 1950 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Macbeth
- Macbeth (1950) ... Lady Macbeth
 1945 Victory (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Streetcar Named Desire. Drama (revival). Written by Tennessee Williams. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Directed by Elia Kazan. City Center: 23 May 1950- unknown (16 performances). Cast: Jorja Curtright (as "Stella Kowalski"), Arny Freeman, Uta Hagen (as "Blanche Du Bois"), Harry Kersey, ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Uta Thyra Hagen
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Personal Quote:

Nobody ever learns how [to act]. The search for human behavior is infinite. You'll never understand it all. I think that's wonderful.

Trivia:

The roles for which she won Tony Awards for Best Actress earned Academy Awards for other actresses: Grace Kelly as Georgie Elgin in Country Girl (1936) and Elizabeth Taylor as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). See more »

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