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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 13, 2001|
|Born:||June 14, 1916||Cause of Death:||heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Omaha, Nebraska, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Made stage acting debut opposite Henry Fonda in the Omaha, Nebraska production. "A Kiss for Cinderella"
Broadway debut as understudy in "Stop-Over"
Was understudy for female roles in "Our Town"
Originated title role in the Broadway production of "Claudia"
Film debut reprising stage role in "Claudia"
Starred in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Headlined the sequel "Claudia and David"
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her role in "Gentleman's Agreement"
Toured as Alma in Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke"
Co-starred with Gary Cooper and Anthony Perkins in "Friendly Persuasion"
Appeared on Broadway in "Winesburg, Ohio"
Had co-starring role in the film version of "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"
Played the Virgin Mary in the biblical epic "The Greatest Story Ever Told"; last film for six years
Returned to features in "Flight of Doves"; last onscreen film performance
Returned to the stage playing Hannah Jelkes in Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana"; recreated role on Broadway in 1976
Won Emmy nomination as Mary Jordache, the mother of Rudy and Tom, in the ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
Portrayed Marmee in the NBC miniseries "Little Women"; reprised role in the short-lived 1979 series
Played opposite Kirk Douglas in the CBS TV-movie "Amos"
Acted in the CBS daytime drama "The Young and the Restless"
Last TV appearance, "The Last Best Year" (ABC)
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