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Lee Remick

Lee Remick

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Also Known As: Lee Ann Remick Died: July 2, 1991
Born: December 14, 1935 Cause of Death: kidney and lung cancer
Birth Place: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ... actor singer dancer
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Radiant, honey-haired beauty who combined sensuality with gentility in performances of surprising depth. Once billed as "America's answer to Brigitte Bardot," Remick made her screen debut as the nubile majorette who seduces country TV star Andy Griffith in Elia Kazan's powerful drama, "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). She played manipulators in "The Long Hot Summer" (1957) and "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), and pathetic or victimized women in "Sanctuary" (1961) and "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962). Remick also demonstrated a flair for comedy in "A Severed Head" and "Loot" (both 1970).

Remick began her career on stage and TV in the 1950s and continued to appear in both media through the late 1980s. She received a Tony nomination for her most famous Broadway role, as the blind woman menaced by three criminals in Frederick Knott's 1966 thriller "Wait Until Dark". Her sophisticated elegance made her well suited for Stephen Sondheim musicals: she starred on Broadway in his short-lived "Anyone Can Whistle" (1964); as the sassy former showgirl Phyllis in a concert version of "Follies" (PBS, 1986); and as the glamorous actress Desiree in a 1991 Los Angeles production of his "A Little Night Music", from which she withdrew due to a relapse of cancer.

Beginning in the 70s, Remick worked increasingly in TV, becoming the queen of reality-based TV-movies and miniseries. She gave memorable performances as Jennie Jerome in "Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill" (1975); as Kay Summersby in "Ike: The War Years" (1979); as Margaret Sullavan in "Haywire" (1980); and as the scheming socialite Frances Bradshaw Schreuder in "Nutcracker: Money, Madness, and Murder" (1987).

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