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Also Known As: Died: March 6, 2005
Born: October 27, 1918 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1937:
Served as an apprentice at the Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts
1938:
Broadway debut as understudy in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"
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Toured eastern US cities in "Our Town", first as Rebecca and later in leading role of Emily Webb
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Acted in original Broadway production of "Life with Father"
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Signed to long-term contract by Samuel Goldwyn
1941:
Recieved Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her film debut as the seemingly fragile daughter Alexandra in "The Little Foxes"; first of four films directed by William Wyler
1942:
Appeared as the daughter-in-law to Greer Garson's "Mrs. Miniver", directed by Wyler; won Best Supporting Actress Academy Award
1942:
Portrayed Elanor Gehrig opposite Gary Cooper's Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees"; received Oscar nomination as Best Actress
1943:
Played Jospeh Cotten's namesake niece Charlie in Alfred Hitchcok's "Shadow of a Doubt", co-written by Thornton Wilder
1946:
Played the daughter of Fredric March and Myrna Loy in Wyler's Oscar-winning Best Picture, "The Best Years of Our Lives"
1950:
Proposed to and married a paraplegic Marlon Brando in Fred Zinnemann's "The Men"
1953:
Portrayed the mother in George Cukor's "The Actress", even though her 34 years were a mere 10 more than daughter Jean Simmons
1953:
At age 34, moved into character roles, playing mother to 24-year-old Jean Simmons in "The Actress", directed by George Cukor
1957:
Returned on Broadway as Pat Hingle's wife in "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"
1957:
Received Emmy nomination as Best Actress in a Single Performance for her performance as teacher Annie Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker"; premiere of William Gibson's work aired on CBS' "Playhouse 90"
1959:
"Retired" from films following her work in "The Restless Years"
1960:
Delivered an Emmy-nominated performance as the title character of "The Margaret Bourke-White Story" (NBC's "Breck Sunday Showcase")
1962:
Toured US cities in the stage production "Mary, Mary"
1968:
Portrayed Alice, one of the grown children, in the Broadway production of "I Never Sang for My Father", written by then-husband Robert Anderson; cast included Lillian Gish and Hal Holbrook
1969:
Returned to feature films as a character actress, performing in "Hail, Hero!" and "The Happy Ending"; in the latter, once again playing Jean Simmons' mother
1975:
On Broadway, played wife Linda opposite George C Scott's Willy Loman in revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (directed by Scott) and also appeared with Geraldine Fitzgerald in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
1975:
On Broadway, played wife Linda opposite George C. Scott's Willy Loman in revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", directed by Scott; also appeared with Geraldine Fitzgerald in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
1977:
Starred in one segment of James Ivory's tryptich "Roseland"
1980:
Appeared as the secretary to an elderly actress in the cult romance "Somewhere in Time"
1980:
Returned to Broadway in revival of "Morning's at Seven"; cast included Nancy Marchand, Elizabeth Wilson, Maureen O'Sullivan and Gary Merrill
1986:
Appeared in two episodes of short-lived CBS series "Morningstar/Eveningstar"
1988:
Played Diane Keaton's grandmother in "The Good Mother"
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Made last appearance on Broadway alongside George C. Scott in a revival of "On Borrowed Time"
1996:
Appeared in "My Romance" episode of "Picket Fences" (CBS)
1990:
Acted in "Pery Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception" (NBC)
1996:
Appeared in "My Romance" episode of "Picket Fences" (CBS), playing long-lost love of Ray Walston's Judge Bone
1997:
First feature role in almost a decade, the flighty old landlady Miss Birdie in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker'", directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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