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Also Known As: Joanne Gignilliat Woodward Died:
Born: February 27, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Thomasville, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ... actor director producer screenwriter
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As half of perhaps one of the most successful husband and wife teams in Hollywood history, actress Joanne Woodward was widely acclaimed for her performances on stage and screen, oftentimes alongside husband Paul Newman. Married for 50 years, the couple eschewed a typical Hollywood lifestyle in favor of a quiet life in Westport CT, where they raised a family and excelled in philanthropic causes, all the while delivering some of the most memorable and critically lauded performances in cinematic history. After earning her stripes in the theater, Woodward quickly made a name for herself in feature films in the 1950s, culminating in an Academy Award for "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957). Though in 1960 she became the first-ever performer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Woodward had a palpable abhorrence to actually being a star; a determination that drove her to excel as a performer first instead of relying solely on her striking appearance. By the late-1970s, she was largely removed from the feature world in order to concentrate on television - a medium that allowed her to seemingly earn numerous Emmy award nominations. When the new millennium arrived, Woodward was semi-retired from screen work; instead concentrating on directing regional theater across the northeast, further demonstrating her willful defiance of all things Hollywood.

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