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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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
 1970 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
- 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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Active on Broadway in the following productions: 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.


After husband/coach Herbert Berghof died in 1990, she took over the chairmanship of HB Studios and the theatre of the HB Playwrights Foundation. See more »

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