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Elizabeth Hartman (I) (1943–1987)


This slender, striking, red-haired, freckle-faced American leading lady, a Carnegie-Tech student in the 60s, made a stunning, sensitive film debut as the blind, abused, uneducated white girl who falls in love with compassionate Sidney Poitier in the racially-charged drama A Patch of Blue (1965). That glorious performance earned Elizabeth a Golden ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of NIMH Mrs. Brisby
(1982)
A Patch of Blue
A Patch of Blue Selina D'Arcey
(1965)
The Beguiled
The Beguiled Edwina
(1971)
You're a Big Boy Now
You're a Big Boy Now Barbara Darling
(1966)

Filmography

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 1981 Full Moon High
Miss Montgomery
 1980 Willow B: Women in Prison (TV Movie)
Helen
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
Bobbie Marks
- Come at Last to Love (1975) ... Bobbie Marks
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Wilma More (segment "Love and the Locksmith")
- Love and the Big Top/Love and the Locksmith/Love and the Odd Couples/Love and the Unwedding (1973) ... Wilma More (segment "Love and the Locksmith") (uncredited)
 1973 Intermission
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Camilla
- A Little Bit Like Murder (1973) ... Camilla
 1973 Walking Tall
Pauline
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Judith Timm (segment "The Dark Boy")
- The Dark Boy/Keep in Touch - We'll Think of Something (1971) ... Judith Timm (segment "The Dark Boy")
 1971 The Beguiled
Edwina
 1968 The Fixer
Zinaida
 1966 The Group
Priss
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 1966 The 38th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
 1965 A Cinderella Named Elizabeth (Documentary short)
Herself

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Other Works:

Stage play (world premiere): Balaam, written by Tom Rickman, performing the female lead with Peter Brandon, Ed Harris, Duane Waddell, and Howard Whalen, with the Pasadena Repertory Theatre, located at Theatre In The Building in The Hotel Carver, Pasadena, California. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Asked what it was like working on A Patch of Blue (1965)] It was such an honor to work with the cast especially Sidney [Sidney Poitier]. It's my best film ever. See more »

Trivia:

Like her characters in A Patch of Blue (1965) and The Secret of NIMH (1982), she was very shy and timid in real life. See more »

Nickname:

Bliff Hartman See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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