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Kim Stanley (I) (1925–2001)


Kim Stanley's movie roles were few and far between; she is perhaps best known for her stellar performances on stage, including successes on Broadway. But when she did step in front of the camera, nothing short of memorable resulted. Her repertoire in movies and on stage covered such diversity from the sensitive glamour-girl Rita Shawn character in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff Pancho Barnes
(1983)
Frances
Frances Lillian Farmer
(1982)
The Goddess
The Goddess Emily Ann Faulkner
(1958)

Filmography

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 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
Big Mama
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Edith Jordan
- Beyond the Open Door (1983) ... Mrs. Edith Jordan
 1982 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Tandy
- Death Penalty (1982) ... Mrs. Tandy
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Elizabeth Croft (segment "A Fear of Spiders")
- A Fear of Spiders/Junior/Marmalade Wine/The Academy (1971) ... Elizabeth Croft (segment "A Fear of Spiders")
 1969-1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Nurse Ernestine Hull / Joanna Hanson
- Secret Heritage (1971) ... Nurse Ernestine Hull
- U.M.C. (1969) ... Joanna Hanson
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Veta Marie Goss
- The Man Who Killed a Ghost (1971) ... Veta Marie Goss
 1970 Dragon Country (TV Movie)
 1968 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
Della
 1958-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Millie Norman / Georgette Thomas
- The Cake Baker (1960) ... Millie Norman
- The Travelling Lady (1958) ... Georgette Thomas
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sarah Eubanks / Mae D'Amato
- Tomorrow (1960) ... Sarah Eubanks
 1958 The Goddess
Emily Ann Faulkner
 1954-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Glass Wall (1957)
 1952-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Kay
- Joey (1956) ... Kay
- The Brownstone (1954)
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Martha Anderson / Abby
- Flight (1956) ... Martha Anderson
- The Waiting Place (1955) ... Abby
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Lili
- The Bridge (1955) ... Lili
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1953-1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ruth Pack / Wilma Thompson
- Somebody Special (1954) ... Ruth Pack
- The Sixth Year (1953)
- A Young Lady of Property (1953) ... Wilma Thompson
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Carla
- The Hands (1954) ... Carla
 1951-1954 Danger (TV Series)
Helen
- The Bet (1954)
- The System (1952) ... Helen
- The Anniversary (1951)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
 1950 Escape (TV Series)
- The Covenant (1950)
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Personal Quote:

I was happy on stage; it was my home, really - Hollywood was phony.

Trivia:

A brilliant and sensitive stage actress, she was so shaken by the hostile press reception given the London staging of the Actors' Studio production of Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters", in which she played Masha, that she vowed never to act onstage again, and she never did. (The production was torn to shreds by critics who were accustomed to seeing classical actors, not Method actors, in ... See more »

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The Female Brando

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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