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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Stage debut in Chicago production of "Eat My Dust"
Feature film debut in "Out of the Night"
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
Made early TV appearance in episode of "Lux Video Theatre"
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
Broadway debut in "Midsummer"
Acted on Broadway in "The Immoralist", with James Dean and Louis Jordan
Starred opposite Darren McGavin in Broadway production of "The Rainmaker"
London debut, reprising role of Lizzie Curry in "The Rainmaker"
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
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
Picked up another Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Sweet Bird of Youth"
Reteamed with Quintero for NYC revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude"
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
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
Reprised role of Aunt Sookie in another Capote adaptation, "A Thanksgiving Visitor", snagging second Emmy Award
Played Mary Todd Lincoln in short-lived Broadway production of "Look Away"
Made TV-movie debut in "Live Again, Die Again" (ABC)
Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination for her emotionally tormented mother in Woody Allen's Bergmanesque "Interiors"
Played the Mother Superior in "Agnes of God" on Broadway
Joined the Mirror Repertory Theatre Company in NYC
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
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
Acted Off-Broadway in the all-star production of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind", directed by the playwright
Was playing the eccentric spiritualist Madame Arcarti in a Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit" at time of death
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