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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 May 1899Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 9 July 1979New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Cornelia Otis Skinner was born on May 30, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for The Uninvited (1944), The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) and The Swimmer (1968). She was married to Alden Sanford Blodget. She died on July 9, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Alden Sanford Blodget (1928 - 1964) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Daughter of players Maud Durbin and Otis Skinner.
One son from her marriage.
Cousin of actor Harold Skinner.
American actress, playwright and humorist with a penchant for acerbic wit. The daughter of matinée idol Otis Skinner, she made her stage debut in 1921, after completing studies in Paris. During the 1920's and 30's, she became famous for her monodramas and for her humorous writings, published in various magazines, including The New Yorker. She also penned essays and self-deprecating anecdotes later collated in book form as "Nuts in May". Among her many laudable successes as an actress were her performances in "Lady Windermere's Fan" in 1946, and in "The Pleasure of His Company" on Broadway, in 1958. After the latter, she essentially retired from the stage.
Long-standing member of various disparate organisations, including the Animal Medical Center and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Performed monologues for American servicemen during World War II.

Personal Quotes (2)

Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed.
Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention.

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