Elaine May (I)


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Elaine May (born under the name Elaine Iva Berlin) is an American actress, comedian, film director, playwright, and screenwriter from Philadelphia. Her professional career started in the 1950s and is still ongoing. She has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. She is best remembered for directing the Cold ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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(2000)
A New Leaf Henrietta Lowell
(1971)
(1998)
Ishtar Writer
(1987)

Filmography

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 2021 The Same Storm
Ruth Lipsman Berg
 2021 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- And the Détente Had an End... (2021) ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- And the Two Partners Had a Fight... (2021) ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg
 2016 Crisis in Six Scenes (TV Mini Series)
Kay Munsinger
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Kay Munsinger
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Kay Munsinger
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Kay Munsinger
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Kay Munsinger
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Kay Munsinger
 2000 Small Time Crooks
May
 1994 Wolf
Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1990 In the Spirit
Marianne Flan
 1978 California Suite
Millie Michaels
 1976 Mikey and Nicky
Woman on TV (voice, uncredited)
 1971 A New Leaf
Henrietta Lowell
 1967 Bach to Bach (Short)
Woman
 1967 The Graduate
Girl with Note for Benjamin (uncredited)
 1967 Luv
Ellen Manville
 1967 Enter Laughing
Angela Marlowe
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Candy Carter
- The Red Mill (1958) ... Candy Carter
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
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Other Works:

"Fabulous Fifties, The" (31 January 1960), as Guest See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Esther Dale

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

David Lee Rubinfine  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Jeannie Berlin
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Personal Quote:

What is important in life and art? You know, when I was very young, I thought it didn't matter what happened to me when I died so long as my work was immortal. As I age, I think, Well, perhaps if I had to trade dying right now and being immortal was just living on, I would choose living on. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote an unused treatment for the Paramount story idea Runaway Bride (1999), during the early 1990s. The idea for the movie was originally conceived in the late 1980s by Paramount executives, who hired screenwriters Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott to flesh out the story and write the script. Their script was completed in 1989 and was in development for nine years. During that time, Paramount ... See more »

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