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Irene Worth (1916–2002)


Educated at UCLA, she made her Broadway debut in 1943. Primarily a stage actress she moved to Britain in 1944, where she worked at the Old Vic and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She returned to the US in 1975, continuing her stage work on Broadway, and making occasional films. She has won three Tony Awards for her stage work. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Deathtrap
Deathtrap Helga ten Dorp
(1982)
Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra The Queen Mother Marie Fedorovna
(1971)
Orders to Kill
Orders to Kill Léonie
(1958)
Onegin
Onegin Princess Alina
(1999)

Filmography

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 1999 Onegin
Princess Alina
 1998 Just the Ticket
Mrs. Haywood
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Florence Dunthorpe Mellon
- A Rock and a Soft Place (1996) ... Florence Dunthorpe Mellon
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1993 Lost in Yonkers
Grandma Kurnitz
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Dolly Keeling
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Patty Benedict
- The Big Knife (1988) ... Patty Benedict
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Countess Kutuzov
- All That Glitters (1986) ... Countess Kutuzov
 1985 Fast Forward
Ida Sabol
 1984 Forbidden
Ruth Friedländer
 1984 The Tragedy of Coriolanus (TV Movie)
Volumnia
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Mrs. Bressingham
- Inspector Ghote Moves In (1983) ... Mrs. Bressingham
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
Mrs. Railton-Bell
 1982 Deathtrap
Helga ten Dorp
 1981 Eyewitness
Mrs. Sokolow
 1980 Great Performances (TV Series)
Winnie
- Samuel Beckett's Happy Days (1980) ... Winnie
 1980 Happy Days (TV Movie)
Winnie
 1979 Under This Sky (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 1979 Rich Kids
Madeline's Mother
 1977 The Displaced Person (TV Movie)
Mrs. McIntyre
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Princess Kosmonopolis
- Theatre (1976) ... Princess Kosmonopolis
 1975 The Way of the World (TV Movie)
Lady Wishfort
 1974 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Purdy
- The Furnished Room (1974) ... Mrs. Purdy
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
The Queen Mother Marie Fedorovna
 1971 King Lear
Goneril
 1969 A Touch of Venus (TV Series)
Linda Carfield
- Linda at Pulteney's (1969) ... Linda Carfield
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Rose / Mrs. Gunhild Borkman / Delia Moon
- Variation on a Theme (1966) ... Rose
- John Gabriel Borkman (1958) ... Mrs. Gunhild Borkman
- Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon (1957) ... Delia Moon
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Collins
- Portrait of a Madonna (1965) ... Miss Collins
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
White Lady
- Stray Cats and Empty Bottles (1964) ... White Lady
 1962 Seven Seas to Calais
Queen Elizabeth I
 1962 Festival (TV Series)
Rachel Verney
- The Off-Shore Island (1962) ... Rachel Verney
 1961 Drama Into Opera: Oedipus Rex (TV Movie)
Jocasta (in play "Oedipus Rex")
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Inez
- Other People's Houses (1960) ... Inez
 1959 The Scapegoat
Francoise
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment)
- Prince Orestes (1959) ... (segment)
 1958 Orders to Kill
Léonie
 1953-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Alcestis / Nurse Wayland / Candida / ...
- A Life in the Sun (1955) ... Alcestis
- The Sacred Flame (1955) ... Nurse Wayland
- Candida (1955) ... Candida
- The Lady from the Sea (1953) ... Ellida
- The Lake (1953) ... Stella
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Anne Whateley
- William's Other Anne (1953) ... Anne Whateley
 1952 Secret People
Miss Jackson
 1949 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie)
The Duchess of Malfi
 1949 Antigone (TV Movie)
Antigone
 1949 Counsel's Opinion (TV Movie)
Leslie
 1949 Myself a Stranger (TV Movie)
Hazel Crawford
 1948 Another Shore
Bucksie Vere-Brown
 1948 One Night with You
Lina Linari
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Other Works:

She acted in Jerome Kilty and Thornton Wilder's play, "The Ides of March," at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, Sussex, England with John Gielgud, Marie Lohr, John Stride, and Julian Glover in the cast. Jerome Kilty and John Gielgud were also directors. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Her parents, Agnes Thiessen and Henry Abrams, were educators. Her grandparents, who were Mennonites, had settled with others in the nearby Jansen area of Nebraska during the late 19th century. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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