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Born: December 9, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Gained acting experience in stock companies and Broadway theater
1945:
Made Broadway debut in the play, "The Mermaids Singing"
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Acted in a number of TV anthology dramas of the 1950s, including "DuPont Show of the Month" and "The Desilu Playhouse"
1957:
Made feature film debut in a supporting role in the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn romantic comedy, "Desk Set"
1958:
Played first leading lady role, "A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed"
1960:
Began playing mostly supporting roles in features again with the films, "Butterfield 8" and "The Sundowners"
1960:
First played Shakespeare onstage in a production of "Othello"
1961:
Acted in a summer theater revival tour of the John van Druten comedy-drama, "The Voice of the Turtle"
1963:
Acted in a summer theater tour of the play, "Write Me a Murder"
1965:
Last feature for ten years, "I'll Take Sweden" starring Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld and Frankie Avalon
1965:
Acted as part of the Shaw Festival Repertory in stage productions of "Major Barbara" and "Misalliance"
1968:
First TV-movie, "The Sunshine Patriot"
1975:
Returned to features to play roles in "The Meal" and "Deliver Us From Evil"
1976:
Returned to Broadway to act a leading role in the play, "Angel Street"
1979:
First TV miniseries, "Roots: The Next Generations"
1981:
Acted in a production of the play, "The V.I.P.s"
1983:
Returned to Broadway to play a role in the revival of the landmark Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart-scored, George Balanchine-choreographed musical, "On Your Toes"
1984:
First TV series role as regular, the short-lived NBC adventure series, "Hot Pursuit"; played Estelle Modrian
1986:
Returned to features after another absence, this one of six years, to play a prominent role in the film, "Twisted"
2002:
Co-starred in the A&E miniseries version of "The Magnificent Ambersons"
2004:
Cast in the action thriller "Shade," set in the L.A. scene of poker hustlers

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