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Claire Bloom

Claire Bloom

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Born: February 15, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1940:
Brought to the USA as a war evacuee during the London blitz and lived in Florida
1943:
Returned to England
1946:
Stage acting debut at age 15 with the Oxford Repertory Company
1947:
London stage debut, "The White Devil"
1948:
Feature film acting debut in "The Blind Goddess"
1948:
Portrayed Ophelia opposite Paul Scofield's "Hamlet" at Stratford-on-Avon
1950:
Performed in Peter Brook's staging of Jean Anouihl's "Ring Around the Moon" (also starring Scofield), which brought her to the attention of Charlie Chaplin
1952:
Acted opposite Chaplin in "Limelight"
1952:
Was member of the Old Vic Company; appeared in numerous Shakespearean roles including Juliet, Ophelia in "Hamlet" (opposite Richard Burton) and Cordelia in "King Lear"
1955:
Played Lady Anne to Laurence Olivier's "Richard III"
1956:
First film with Burton, "Alexander the Great"
1956:
Broadway debut, "Romeo and Juliet"; appeared with Old Vic Company
1956:
American TV debut, Roxanne opposite Jose Ferrer's "Cyrano de Bergerac" for "Producers Showcase" (NBC)
1959:
Acted opposite Burton in Tony Richardson's film version of "Look Back in Anger"
1959:
Co-starred with soon-to-be husband Rod Steiger in Broadway's "Rashomon"
1963:
Exhibited lesbian tendencies and an extraordinary sense of ESP in Robert Wise's "The Haunting"
1965:
Reteamed with Burton for Martin Ritt's "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold"
1968:
Portrayed sympathetic caseworker who becomes attatched to "Charly" (Cliff Robertson); role earned Robertson the Best Actor Oscar
1969:
Starred opposite husband Rod Steiger in two films, "Three Into Two Won't Go" and "The Illustrated Man"
1972:
Returned to Broadway as Mary, Quenn of Scots in "Vivat! Vivat! Regina!"
1973:
Essayed the role of Nora opposite Anthony Hopkins in stagy film of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House"; Bloom also played the role several times on stage
1974:
Acted the part of Blanche DuBois in London revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1976:
Last Broadway appearance for 22 years, "The Innocents", an adaptation of Henry James' "Turn of the Screw" directed by Harold Pinter; a scathing review by Clive Barnes doomed it to a short run of 10 days
1981:
Played Hera to Olivier's Zeus in "Clash of the Titans"
1982:
Appeared as Lady Marchmain opposite Olivier in the British miniseries "Brideshead Revisited" (shown in the USA on PBS); garnered an Emmy nomination
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Toured the USA in one-person show, "These Are Women, a Portrait of Shakespeare's Heroines"
1984:
Acted in "American Playhouse" (PBS) adaptation of then-companion Philip Roth's "The Ghostwriter"
1985:
Co-starred in British TV production of "Shadowlands" (shown in USA in 1986 on PBS and again in 1989 on A&E)
1988:
Reteamed with director Tony Richardson for CBS miniseries "Beryl Markham: A Shadow in the Sun"
1989:
First collaboration with Woody Allen, playing Miriam Rosenthal, wife of Judah (Martin Landau) in "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
1995:
Portrayed chorus role in Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite"
1995:
Appeared briefly as Orlena Grimaldi on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"
1996:
Played Mary Tyrone as an angry anything-but-a-victim in American Repertory Theatre presentation of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night"
1996:
Acted the part of upper-class society doyenne Eleanor Trilling in "Daylight", starrring Sylvester Stallone
1997:
Was underutilized as the agreeably disagreeable widow Tynan in CBS' "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "What the Deaf Man Heard"
1998:
Portrayed a former silent movie star running a New Jersey rooming house in Laurie Weltz's "Wrestling With Alligators"
1998:
Had stage triumph as Clytemnestra in a staging of Sophocles' "Electra", starring Zoe Wanamaker; garnered Tony nomination
2000:
Led the cast of "Conversations After a Burial", produced in London
:
Had lead in the independent film "Book of Eve" (lensed 2001-2002)

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