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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 ...


Teresa Wright was the second actress to receive dual Academy Award moninations in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress category in 1942. The first was Fay Bainter in 1938.

"Really, the response to ['The Rainmaker'] has been so lovely that it makes me think that people are in need of something they can respond to emotionally, but not feel they had to live through a hurricane or something to have that feeling ...

"Francis [Coppola] likes to have a lot of rehearsal to get people relating to each other, which is so unusual these days. My first two films I worked with Willie Wyler and then with Hitchcock ['Shadow of a Doubt'] and they rehearsed a lot, and the difference from others that did not rehearse as much is quite obvious to me ...

"I get an awful lot of scripts for television stuff and after you've played one woman in an old-age home you don't want to do another. There's no depth to those roles. It's not very rewarding." --Teresa Wright quoted in Los Angeles Times, December 28, 1997.

Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1999.

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