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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

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

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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 1967 The Movies (TV Mini-Series)
Herself
- Cannes 67 (1967) ... Herself
 1966 The 38th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee
 1965 A Cinderella Named Elizabeth (Documentary short)
Herself

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in road tour of "Morning's at Seven". See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 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:

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:

Biff See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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