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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 »

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 1981 Full Moon High
Miss Montgomery
 1980 Willow B: Women in Prison (TV Movie)
 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)
- A Little Bit Like Murder (1973) ... Camilla
 1973 Walking Tall
 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
 1968 The Fixer
 1966 The Group
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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)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Bus Stop". Also in cast: Jayne Mansfield. See more »

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5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[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 »


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 »


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