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Jo Van Fleet (1915–1996)


Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke Arletta
(1967)
East of Eden
(1955)
The Tenant
The Tenant Madame Dioz
(1976)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
(1957)

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 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Mother Vanda
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Irini Karabetas
- The Buttercup Killer (1977) ... Irini Karabetas
 1973 Satan's School for Girls (TV Movie)
Headmistress
 1971-1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Leah / Margaret
- Time of Darkness (1973) ... Leah
- Martyr (1971) ... Margaret
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie)
Mama Rico
 1970-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Miss Ellen Dobbs / Amy Wilder
- The Stillness Within (1971) ... Miss Ellen Dobbs
- The Trouble with Amy (1970) ... Amy Wilder
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Clara
- Paradise Lost (1971) ... Clara
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Annie Crabtree
- 'A' Is for Annie (1970) ... Annie Crabtree
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Alexandra Pulvarenti
- One for the Lady (1970) ... Alexandra Pulvarenti
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Amelia Bronston
- The Night of the Tycoons (1969) ... Amelia Bronston
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Emily Cooper
- Verdict for Terror (1967) ... Emily Cooper
 1967 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
The Old Woman
- Good Day (1967) ... The Old Woman
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Lee Calder
- Legacy of Hate (1966) ... Lee Calder
 1965 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Stepmother
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Hildy Hesse
- The World I Want (1964) ... Hildy Hesse
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Velma Clarke
- Satan's Waitin' (1964) ... Velma Clarke
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Jane Patterson
- Don't Wait for Me (1963) ... Jane Patterson
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Hazel Quine
- The Stone Guest (1963) ... Hazel Quine
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Amelia Curtis
- The Courtship (1962) ... Amelia Curtis
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Dr. Anna Chaloupka
- The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos (1962) ... Dr. Anna Chaloupka
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Cissy Hawk
- The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk (1961) ... Mrs. Cissy Hawk
 1956-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Molly / Anna Kaminsky / Mrs. Shrike
- Servant Problem (1961) ... Molly
- Reward to Finder (1957) ... Anna Kaminsky
- Shopping for Death (1956) ... Mrs. Shrike
 1959-1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Callie
- The Night of the Storm (1961) ... Callie
- The Human Comedy (1959)
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Canina
- Volpone (1960) ... Canina
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Miss Wanda Kelsey
- Disaster (1959) ... Miss Wanda Kelsey
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Weiss
- 30 Pieces of Silver (1959) ... Mrs. Weiss
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Lombe
- The Crazy Hunter (1958) ... Mrs. Lombe
 1955-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Ma
- Snapfinger Creek (1956) ... Ma
- Lady Ruth (1955)
 1956 Encounter (TV Series)
Catherine
- The Painted Blind (1956) ... Catherine
 1952-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Shirley
- A Business Proposition (1955) ... Shirley
- The Assassin (1955)
- The Thin Air (1952)
 1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Aunt Dete
- Heidi (1955) ... Aunt Dete
 1953-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Trapped (1955)
- The Last Tour (1953)
 1954-1955 Danger (TV Series)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Irene Rankin
- Concerning Death (1955) ... Irene Rankin
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Joe's Boy (1955)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- Hour of Darkness (1954)
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Party Night (1954)
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- Before the Act (1954)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Morning Star (1954)
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
 1949-1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Joe McSween's Atomic Machine (1950) ... (unconfirmed)
- Joe McSween's Atomic Machine (1949) ... (unconfirmed)
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Other Works:

The Closing Door (1949). Melodrama. Written by Alexander Knox. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Empire Theatre: 1 Dec 1949- 17 Dec 1949 (22 performances). Cast: Ronald Alexander (as "Basil Johnson"), Lonny Chapman (as "Guard"), Eva Condon (as "Grandma"), Richard Derr Doctor Ed Harriman"), Jack Dimond (as "David Trahern"), Randolph ... See more »

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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7010 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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