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Born: June 19, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cambria, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...
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2004:
Cast in the thriller "Taking Lives"
2007:
Co-starred in daughter Zoe Cassavetes' directorial debut "Broken English"
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Born and raised in Wisconsin
1995:
Cast as Julia Roberts' mother in "Something to Talk About"
1978:
First TV-movie, played lesbian fighting for custody of her children in "A Question of Love" (ABC)
1950:
Moved to NYC to attend AADA
1977:
Offered a nuanced turn as a troubled actress in "Opening Night"; film only released for Oscar consideration in L.A.; screened at the New York Film Festival in 1988; released theatrically in 1991
1991:
Picked up second Emmy Award as a Manhattan socialite who befriends a homeless woman in the CBS TV-movie "Face of a Stranger"
1998:
Starred as Sandra Bullock's mother in "Hope Floats"
1979:
Teamed with Bette Davis, playing Davis' estranged daughter in the CBS drama "Strangers: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter"
1968:
Won acclaim for her role in Cassavetes' "Faces"
1997:
Again directed by son in "She's So Lovely," a previously un-produced screenplay by John Cassavetes
1998:
Appeared in the ensemble drama "Playing by Heart"
1991:
Played a cab passenger driven by Winona Ryder in Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth"
1988:
Starred in Woody Allen's "Another Woman" as sheltered woman forced to confront her life choices
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Worked off-Broadway at the Provincetown Playhouse and in stock
2002:
Acted in "Hysterical Blindness" (HBO); screened at Sundance; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress
1982:
Acted opposite Cassavetes in Paul Mazursky's "Tempest," a loose re-working of Shakespeare's play
1953:
Appeared in off-Broadway production of "Dangerous Corner"
1952:
Made Broadway debut as understudy for the role of The Girl in "The Seven Year Itch"; later assumed part
1986:
Cast as the mother of an AIDS-stricken lawyer in "An Early Frost"; received first Emmy nomination
1998:
Co-starred with Diane Lane in the TV version of the stage play "Grace & Glorie" (CBS)
2000:
Earned fourth career Emmy nomination playing a Southern grandmother in "The Color of Love: Jacey's Story" (CBS)
1967:
Featured as Adrienne Van Leyden on ABC nighttime soap opera "Peyton Place"
1962:
First collaboration with Cassavetes as director, "A Child Is Waiting"
1998:
Had featured role in "The Mighty"
1980:
Picked up second Best Actress Oscar nomination as a gun moll in "Gloria"
2000:
Played Brooke Shields' overbearing mother in the independent film "The Weekend"
1956:
Starred on Broadway in "Middle of the Night" with Edward G. Robinson
2005:
Starred opposite Kate Hudson in the supernatural thriller the "Skeleton Key"
1974:
Starred opposite Peter Falk in Cassavetes' "A Woman Under the Influence"; earned Best Actress Oscar nomination
1951:
Was mistress of ceremonies in "All About Love" at the Versailles Night Club Theatre in Manhattan
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Won scholarship to study at Jarvis Repertory Theatre in Washington, DC
1954:
Made debut as TV regular on the syndicated series "Top Secret USA"
1995:
Delivered a fine turn as the eccentric Southern aunt of a young boy in "The Neon Bible"
1996:
Directed by son Nick Cassavetes in "Unhook the Stars"; won critical praise as a widow who befriends her neighbor's son
2009:
Earned an Emmy nomination for her guest starring role as a moderately compulsive surrogate mother to the main character on an episode of "Monk" (USA Network)
1958:
Film acting debut, "The High Cost of Loving"
1984:
Last feature collaboration with Cassavetes, "Love Streams"
1961:
Played regular role on "87th Precinct" (NBC)
2007:
Portrayed a terminally ill woman in the Lifetime original movie "What if God Were the Sun?"; earned Emmy and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
2004:
Starred opposite James Garner in "The Notebook," directed by son Nick Cassavetes
1987:
Won an Emmy for her portrayal of the former First Lady in the ABC biopic "The Betty Ford Story"

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