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Geraldine Page (1924–1987)


Considered by many to be one of the greatest American actresses of all time, Geraldine Page was a master craftswoman who seemed to bring out the most inner detail of the character she was playing. Her dedication to her craft has earned her the respect of many of today's great actors including Meryl Streep and Michelle Pfeiffer. Geraldine Sue Page ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 Native Son
Peggy
 1986 Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story (TV Movie)
Itta Halaunbrenner
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sally Phelps
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I (1986) ... Sally Phelps
 1985 White Nights
Anne Wyatt
 1985 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Lynette 'Mama' Powers
- W.G.O.D. (1985) ... Lynette 'Mama' Powers
 1985 Flanagan
Mama
 1985 The Bride
Mrs. Baumann
 1984 The Dollmaker (TV Movie)
Mrs. Kendrick
 1984 The Parade (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Amelia Whitley
- Pilot (1983) ... Amelia Whitley
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Lovelace
- Part 3 (1982) ... Mrs. Lovelace
- Part 2 (1982) ... Mrs. Lovelace
- Part 1 (1982) ... Mrs. Lovelace
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Jean Scott Martin
 1981 Harry's War
'Aunt' Beverly
 1978 Interiors
Eve
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Philomena Underwood
- The Descent of the Torches (1977) ... Philomena Underwood
 1977 The Rescuers
Madame Medusa (voice)
 1977 Something for Joey (TV Movie)
Ann Cappelletti
 1977 Nasty Habits
Sister Walburga
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Edna Morrison
- A Shield for Murder: Part 2 (1976) ... Edna Morrison
- A Shield for Murder: Part 1 (1976) ... Edna Morrison
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Big Sister
 1974 Live Again, Die Again (TV Movie)
Mrs. O'Neill
 1973 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Olivia Cunningham
- Corpse and Robbers (1973) ... Olivia Cunningham
 1973 Happy as the Grass Was Green
Anna Witmer
 1972-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Molly Wheatland / Mrs. Evans (segment "The Sins of the Fathers") / Frances Turchin (segment "Stop Killing Me")
- Something in the Woodwork (1973) ... Molly Wheatland
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... Mrs. Evans (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... Frances Turchin (segment "Stop Killing Me")
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Hattie
- Touch of Madness (1972) ... Hattie
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Ellen Davis
- Betrayed (1972) ... Ellen Davis
 1972 Look Homeward, Angel (TV Movie)
Eliza Gant
 1971 J.W. Coop
Mama
 1971 The Beguiled
Martha
 1971/I Montserrat (TV Movie)
Felisa
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Sister Lucia
- A Sister from Napoli (1971) ... Sister Lucia
 1969 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?
Mrs. Clare Marrable
 1969 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- Little Women (1969) ... Narrator
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
Mrs. Duke
 1967 Monday's Child
Carol Richardson
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Woman
- A Christmas Memory (1966) ... Woman
 1966 Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie)
Xantippe
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Maribelle Kirkpatrick
- Evil Angel (1966) ... Maribelle Kirkpatrick
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Virginia Reed
- People Kill People Sometimes (1959) ... Virginia Reed
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Addie / Florry
- Old Man (1958) ... Addie
- Portrait of a Murderer (1958) ... Florry
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Heddie
- No Hiding Place (1958) ... Heddie
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Fire and Ice (1957)
 1955-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Estelle / Marian
- The Hill Wife (1957) ... Estelle
- Shoot It Again (1955) ... Marian
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Myrtle
- An Apple for Miss Myrtle (1955) ... Miss Myrtle
 1955 Windows (TV Series)
the Woman Alcoholic
- A Domestic Dilemma (1955) ... the Woman Alcoholic
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Governess
 1953 Hondo
Angie Lowe
 1953 Taxi
Florence Albert (uncredited)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Fall Guy (1952)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Neighbor
- The Lesson (1952) ... Neighbor
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Three Sisters. Drama (revival). Written by Anton Chekhov. New English version by Randall Jarrell. Directed by Lee Strasberg [final Broadway credit]. Morosco Theatre: 22 Jun 1964- 3 Oct 1964 (119 performances + 14 previews that began on 8 Jun 1964). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Chebutykin, Army doctor"), Barbara Baxley (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I didn't want to be a Hollywood actress who every so often does a Broadway play. I wanted to be a Broadway actress who every so often does a movie.

Trivia:

Was offered the role of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), but she turned it down. Louise Fletcher, who went on to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead. See more »

Nickname:

First Lady of the American Theater See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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