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|Born:||February 15, 1931||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Brought to the USA as a war evacuee during the London blitz and lived in Florida
Returned to England
Stage acting debut at age 15 with the Oxford Repertory Company
London stage debut, "The White Devil"
Feature film acting debut in "The Blind Goddess"
Portrayed Ophelia opposite Paul Scofield's "Hamlet" at Stratford-on-Avon
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
Acted opposite Chaplin in "Limelight"
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"
Played Lady Anne to Laurence Olivier's "Richard III"
First film with Burton, "Alexander the Great"
Broadway debut, "Romeo and Juliet"; appeared with Old Vic Company
American TV debut, Roxanne opposite Jose Ferrer's "Cyrano de Bergerac" for "Producers Showcase" (NBC)
Acted opposite Burton in Tony Richardson's film version of "Look Back in Anger"
Co-starred with soon-to-be husband Rod Steiger in Broadway's "Rashomon"
Exhibited lesbian tendencies and an extraordinary sense of ESP in Robert Wise's "The Haunting"
Reteamed with Burton for Martin Ritt's "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold"
Portrayed sympathetic caseworker who becomes attatched to "Charly" (Cliff Robertson); role earned Robertson the Best Actor Oscar
Starred opposite husband Rod Steiger in two films, "Three Into Two Won't Go" and "The Illustrated Man"
Returned to Broadway as Mary, Quenn of Scots in "Vivat! Vivat! Regina!"
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
Acted the part of Blanche DuBois in London revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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
Played Hera to Olivier's Zeus in "Clash of the Titans"
Appeared as Lady Marchmain opposite Olivier in the British miniseries "Brideshead Revisited" (shown in the USA on PBS); garnered an Emmy nomination
Toured the USA in one-person show, "These Are Women, a Portrait of Shakespeare's Heroines"
Acted in "American Playhouse" (PBS) adaptation of then-companion Philip Roth's "The Ghostwriter"
Co-starred in British TV production of "Shadowlands" (shown in USA in 1986 on PBS and again in 1989 on A&E)
Reteamed with director Tony Richardson for CBS miniseries "Beryl Markham: A Shadow in the Sun"
First collaboration with Woody Allen, playing Miriam Rosenthal, wife of Judah (Martin Landau) in "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
Portrayed chorus role in Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite"
Appeared briefly as Orlena Grimaldi on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"
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"
Acted the part of upper-class society doyenne Eleanor Trilling in "Daylight", starrring Sylvester Stallone
Was underutilized as the agreeably disagreeable widow Tynan in CBS' "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "What the Deaf Man Heard"
Portrayed a former silent movie star running a New Jersey rooming house in Laurie Weltz's "Wrestling With Alligators"
Had stage triumph as Clytemnestra in a staging of Sophocles' "Electra", starring Zoe Wanamaker; garnered Tony nomination
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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