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Also Known As: Died: June 13, 1987
Born: November 22, 1924 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Kirksville, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1940:
Stage debut in Chicago production of "Eat My Dust"
1947:
Feature film debut in "Out of the Night"
1952:
Stage revival of Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" (directed by Jose Quintero) put both off-Broadway and Page on the map, securing for her a place among America's finest actors; received raves playing heroine Alma Winemuller
1952:
Made early TV appearance in episode of "Lux Video Theatre"
1953:
Appeared in the feature films "Taxi" and "Hondo"; for her sensitive portrayal of an abandoned ranch wife who falls in love with John Wayne in the latter received first Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress
1953:
Broadway debut in "Midsummer"
1954:
Acted on Broadway in "The Immoralist", with James Dean and Louis Jordan
1954:
Starred opposite Darren McGavin in Broadway production of "The Rainmaker"
1956:
London debut, reprising role of Lizzie Curry in "The Rainmaker"
1959:
Portrayed Alexandra Del Lago in Broadway production of Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth", acting with Paul Newman and future husband Rip Torn; all three reprised roles in the 1962 movie version directed by Richard Brooks
1961:
Returned to films after nearly a decade in breakthrough turn reprising stage role of Alma in "Summer and Smoke"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Actress
1962:
Picked up another Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Sweet Bird of Youth"
1963:
Reteamed with Quintero for NYC revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude"
1964:
Acted in Actors Studio production of Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters", first play directed by Lee Strasberg in 13 years; filmed and released theatrically
1966:
Received first Emmy Award for leading role in ABC's "Stage 67" production of "A Christmas Memory", adapted from Truman Capote's short story; played Aunt Sookie
1968:
Reprised role of Aunt Sookie in another Capote adaptation, "A Thanksgiving Visitor", snagging second Emmy Award
1973:
Played Mary Todd Lincoln in short-lived Broadway production of "Look Away"
1974:
Made TV-movie debut in "Live Again, Die Again" (ABC)
1978:
Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination for her emotionally tormented mother in Woody Allen's Bergmanesque "Interiors"
1982:
Played the Mother Superior in "Agnes of God" on Broadway
:
Joined the Mirror Repertory Theatre Company in NYC
1984:
Delivered an Oscar-nominated supporting performance in "The Pope of Greenwich Village", combining humor and pathos in a showy pair of scenes as the mother of a dead cop
1985:
Won Academy Award as Best Actress as a woman determined to return to her hometown for a final visit in "The Trip to Bountiful", written by Horton Foote and directed by Peter Masterson
1985:
Acted Off-Broadway in the all-star production of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind", directed by the playwright
1987:
Was playing the eccentric spiritualist Madame Arcarti in a Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit" at time of death

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