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Joanne Woodward

Joanne Woodward

  • Rachel, Rachel (1968) August 19 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Kiss Before Dying, A (1956) October 07 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Born: February 27, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Thomasville, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Professional acting debut with a community theater in Greenville, South Carolina
1952:
TV debut in "Penny" an episode of "Robert Montgomery Presents" (NBC)
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Appeared frequently on many of the TV anthology series of the 1950s including "Studio One", "Ford Television Theatre" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
1953:
Broadway debut as understudy to Kim Stanley and Janice Rule in "Picnic"; met Paul Newman who was in cast
1955:
Screen acting debut in "Count Three and Pray"
1956:
Had role as a murder victim in the noirish "A Kiss Before Dying"
1957:
Won Best Actress Oscar for performance as a a woman with multiple personalities in "The Three Faces of Eve"
1958:
First of 10 films (to date) in which she acted alongside Paul Newman, "The Long Hot Summer"; also appeared together in "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!"
1960:
Co-starred with Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in "The Fugitive Kind", a film version of Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending"
1963:
Had title role in "The Stripper"
1964:
Returned to Broadway in "Baby Want a Kiss"
1966:
Starred opposite Sean Connery as his supportive waitress wife in the satirical "A Fine Madness"
1966:
Played the wife of a card sharp who replaces him in a poker game in the comic Western "A Big Hand for the Little Lady"
1968:
First directed by husband Paul Newman in a film, "Rachel, Rachel"; earned Best Actress Oscar nomination
1971:
Cast as a female Dr. Watson treating a man (George C Scott) convinced he is Sherlock Holmes in "They Might Be Giants"; Newman served as a producer
1971:
Returned to TV after more than a decade in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "All the Way Home" (NBC)
1972:
Directed by Newman in the film version of the Pulitzer-winning "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"
1973:
Picked up third Best Actress Academy Award nomination for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"
1976:
Received Emmy nomination for role as a compassionate psychatrist treating a woman with 16 personalities in "Sybil" (NBC), co-starring Sally Field
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TV directorial debut with an episode of the ABC drama series "Family"
1977:
Starred in TV remake of "Come Back, Little Sheba" (NBC)
1978:
Won Emmy Award for performance as a middle-aged housewife who decides to comepete in the Boston Marathon in "See How She Runs" (CBS)
1980:
Cast as the ex-wife of a bisexual dying of cancer in the ABC TV adaptation of Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer-winning "The Shadow Box", directed by Paul Newman
1981:
Garnered Emmy nomination as an Arkansas teacher in the fact-based CBS drama about the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock in the TV-movie "Crisis at Central High"
1982:
Wrote and directed "Come Along With Me", based on an unfinished novel by Shirley Jackson; aired on PBS' "American Playhouse"
1982:
Returned to Broadway as star of revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Candida"; production recreated for The Entertainment Channel and aired in 1983
1984:
Made cameo appearance in "Harry & Son", written, produced and directed by Paul Newman, who also co-starred
1985:
Picked up second Emmy Award as a woman stricken with Alzheimer's disease in "Do You Remember Love" (CBS)
1986:
Served as host for the PBS series "American Masters"
1986:
Hosted "Live at the Met" on PBS
1987:
Portrayed Amanda Wingfield in Newman-directed remake of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
1989:
Co-produced the PBS "American Masters" presentation, "Broadway Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theater"; also served as host; program won 1990 Emmy Award as Outstanding Informational Special
1990:
Garnered fourth Best Actress Oscar nomination in teh Merchant Ivory production of "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge"; starred opposite Newman
1991:
Acted on stage in "Ghosts" at Woodstock, New York
1993:
Starred opposite Brian Dennehy in the TNT adaptation of Alison Lurie's novel "Foreign Affairs"
1993:
Served as narrator for Martin Scorsese's sumptuous film adaptation of "The Age of Innocence"
1993:
Co-produced and starred in "Blind Spot", a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation; played a US congresswoman whose life is upended when she learns her daughter is addicted to cocaine; received Emmy nomination
1993:
Last film role to date, as Tom Hanks' mother in "Philadelphia"
1994:
Earned yet another Emmy Award nomination starring opposite James Garner as a bickering married couple in "Breathing Lessons", a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production based on Anne Tyler's award-winning novel; last TV acting role to date
1995:
Narrated the documentary "My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports"; premiered at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
1995:
Starred in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut
1995:
Directed Off-Broadway production of "Golden Boy" by Clifford Odets the debut offering of the Blue Light Theater Company
1996:
Had lead role in a summer theater production of "Hay Fever" in the Berkshires
1997:
Staged Clifford Odets' play "Waiting for Lefty" at the Blue Light Theater Company; production featured Marisa Tomei and Greg Naughton
1997:
Directed "La Ronde" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
1999:
Appointed as co-chair of the artistic advisory council of the Westport Country Playhouse
2000:
Appeared on stage with Paul Newman at the Westport Country Playhouse in A R Gurney's "Ancestral Voices" for one-week run
2000:
Starred in one-night only staged reading of "Arsenic and Old Lace", the first in a series of play readings produced by Alec Baldwin (November)
2001:
Became artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse
2005:
Earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for her role in "Empire Falls," the HBO adaptation of Richard Russo's novel

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