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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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 1982 The Secret of NIMH
Mrs. Brisby (voice)
 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 You're a Big Boy Now
Barbara Darling
 1966 The Group
Priss Hartshorn Crockett
 1965 A Patch of Blue
Selina D'Arcey
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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 »

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9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is what I do best. I'm not trained for anything else, and I enjoy it. See more »

Trivia:

At the time of her Academy Award nomination in 1966 for A Patch of Blue (1965), Elizabeth Hartman was the youngest nominee ever in the category of Best Actress. She was 22 years old at the time. See more »

Nickname:

Bliff Hartman See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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