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Uta Hagen (1919–2004)


Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "The Country Girl". Her second Tony was for the role ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Other Ada
(1972)
The Boys from Brazil Frieda Maloney
(1978)
One Life to Live Hortense
(2002)
Kraft Theatre Lady Macbeth
(1950)

Filmography

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 2002 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Hortense
- Blackout (2002) ... Hortense
 1999 Oz (TV Series)
Mama Rebadow
- Legs (1999) ... Mama Rebadow
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Maureen
- Escape from Party Island (1999) ... Maureen (voice)
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sophie (segment "The Home")
- The Sunset Gang (1991) ... Sophie (segment "The Home")
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Maria
 1988-1989 Tattinger's (TV Series)
Honey Epstein
- Broken Windows (1989) ... Honey Epstein
- Pilot (1988) ... Honey Epstein
 1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Omi
- Seasonal Differences (1987) ... Omi
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Gloria (segment "The Library")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Gloria (segment "The Library")
 1984 A Doctor's Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hilda Reiner
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Sister Louise Frawley
- Hunger (1982) ... Sister Louise Frawley
 1978 The Boys from Brazil
Frieda Maloney
 1972 The Other
Ada
 1970 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Annamae Whiteley
- The Day Before Sunday (1970) ... Annamae Whiteley
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Eleanor Davis
- Blaze of Glory (1966) ... Eleanor Davis
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Natalia Petrovna
- A Month in the Country (1959) ... Natalia Petrovna
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Out of Dust (1959)
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Willow and I (1952)
 1950 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Macbeth
- Macbeth (1950) ... Lady Macbeth
 1945 Victory (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She played Desdemona in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Paul Robeson (Othello) and Jose Ferrer (Iago) in the cast. Margaret Webster was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Uta Thyra Hagen

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Nobody ever learns how [to act]. The search for human behavior is infinite. You'll never understand it all. I think that's wonderful.

Trivia:

She and then-husband José Ferrer co-starred with Paul Robeson in Othello in 1943-1944. Allegations that their association with the left-wing Robeson cast them under suspicion of having Communist ties during the McCarthy era, are completely false. Rumor was she was never able to forge a film career until the 70s due to the Robeson association, however, although opportunity presented itself, she ... See more »

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