Appeared in numerous theater productions both in New York and in regional theater. She appeared in several Broadway productions receiving three Tony Award nominations as Best Leading Actress in a Play: Sweet Bird of Youth (1960), Agnes of God (1982) and Blithe Spirit (1987)
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
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.
In 1960, she was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress for her role in "Sweet Bird of Youth." She lost to Anne Bancroft
for "The Miracle Worker." In 1962, she received an Oscar nomination for Sweet Bird of Youth
(1962) but lost to Bancroft for the film version of The Miracle Worker
(1962). In 1982 she originated the role of Mother Superior in "Agnes of God" but was passed over Agnes of God
First Lady of the American Theater