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Overview (3)

Born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (esophageal cancer)
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rosemary Murphy was born on January 13, 1925 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and After.Life (2009). She died on July 5, 2014 in New York City, New York, USA.

Trivia (7)

Attended Manhattanville College and Sanford Meisner's acting school.
The daughter of a U.S. diplomat stationed in Germany, Rosemary Murphy did not come to the U.S. until 1939.
Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award three times: twice as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic), in 1961 for "Period of Adjustment" and in 1965 for "Any Wednesday," and once as Best Actress (Dramatic), in 1967 for Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Delicate Balance." The latter performance also earned her the Variety Critics Poll Award as Best Actress.
Began her acting career in summer stock in Olney, Maryland.
Was raised in Paris, France.
Having co-starred in two TV movies about the Roosevelts (Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977), both times playing Sara Delano Roosevelt), she later played Eleanor Roosevelt in The Tuskegee Airmen (1995).
She died only twelve days before her September (1987) co-star Elaine Stritch.

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