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)
2 Portrayals |
1 Pictorial |
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.
Was nominated four times for Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Actress (Dramatic) in 1960, for "Sweet Bird of Youth," a role she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version, Sweet Bird of Youth
(1962); as Best Actress (Play), in 1982, for "Agnes of God;" and in 1987, for "Blithe Spirit," and as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic), in 1975, for "Absurd Person Singular" ...
First Lady of the American Theater