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Also Known As: Died: October 6, 2014
Born: August 23, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1997:
Acted alongside former student Kevin Kline in "Ivanov"; directed by Gerald Guitterez, another former student
1978:
Co-starred as the murdered wife of playwright Sydney Bruhl in the long-running "Deathtrap"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play
1942:
Debuted as a dancer with the American Ballet in "Petrouchka"
2003:
Earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play for her role in "Dinner at Eight"
1992:
First acted in Edward Albee's award-winning "Three Tall Women"; later appeared in the off-Broadway production in 1994
2001:
Had featured role in Neil Simon's Broadway comedy "45 Seconds from Broadway"
1999:
Had supporting role as a mysterious housekeeper in "The Haunting"
1949:
Made an early TV appearance in a production of "Macbeth"
1964:
Performed in Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"
1967:
Played Julia, the much married daughter of a warring couple (played by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn) in Albee's "A Delicate Balance"
1974:
Played over 900 performances as the magistrate and later as Alan's mother in "Equus"
1983:
Played the starchy matron in the hit off-Broadway play "Painting Churches"
1998:
Played the terminally ill mother of the mentally-challenged Kevin Bacon in "Digging to China"
1995:
Portrayed former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the HBO biopic "Truman"
1991:
Resumed film career portraying Alice B. Toklas to Jan Miner's Gertrude Stein in "Gertrude Stein and a Companion"
1995:
Appeared as the Widow Douglas in "Tom and Huck"
1990:
Co-starred in the ill-fated (and ill-conceived) musical sequel "Annie 2: Miss Hanigan's Revenge" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
2008:
Had a small role in the George Clooney directed "Leatherheads"
2007:
Had a supporting role in the independent film "The Visitor"
1992:
Had featured role in the screen comedy "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag"
1948:
Made her Broadway theatre debut in a production of "Medea"
1992:
Offered a memorable turn as Aunt Brook on a holiday episode of "Murphy Brown" (CBS)
2001:
Played Andie MacDowell's mother in "Town & Country"
2007:
Played well-bred Midge Barker, opposite Angela Lansbury's blue collar Leona Mullen, in the Broadway production of "Deuce"
2003:
Portrayed the president of a woman's college in the 1950s in "Mona Lisa Smile"
1999:
Returned to Broadway, replacing an ailing Irene Worth, in the revival of "Ring Round the Moon"; earned a Best Actress Tony Award nomination as the wheelchair-bound Madame Desmermortes
2000:
Starred in Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby" at the Alley Theater in Houston; reprised role in the off-Broadway production in 2001
1967:
Was a faculty member of the Juilliard School of Drama; among her students were Kevin Kline, Gerald Guiterrez and Frances Conroy
1996:
Was interviewed for the Oscar-nominated documentary "Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press"
1955:
Acted in the Broadway production of "The Chalk Garden"
2000:
Acted on stage as a theatrical grande dame in The Drama Dept. production of "The Torch-Bearers"
1965:
Appeared as Herodias in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"; last feature for over a decade
:
Appeared with Katharine Cornell in "That Lady" (1949) and "The Tower Beyond Tragedy" (1950)
2002:
Began teaching at Fordham University in New York City
1971:
Earned a Tony Award nomination for her role in Oliver Hailey's "Father's Day"; show opened and closed on the same night
1965:
Initial stage collaboration with Edward Albee, "Tiny Alice"
1945:
Made stage acting debut with the Cambridge Summer Theater
1977:
Portrayed the titular dancer in "Isadora Duncan Sleeps with the Russian Navy"
1978:
Published her memoirs <i>The Bright Lights</i>
1960:
Returned to Broadway to appear in "The Wall"
1997:
Cast as the grumpy woman who inadvertently passes a stolen computer chip to her next-door neighbor in "Home Alone 3"
1991:
Debuted as a series regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Good & Evil"
1952:
Feature acting debut, "The Lonely Night"
1977:
Made one-shot return to features as Harvey Kietel's mentally unbalanced mother in "Fingers"
1998:
Played Mr. Big's (Chris Noth) mother in an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City"

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