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|Born:||September 14, 1933||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Australia||Profession:||actor, director, pickle factory worker|
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Leroy & Stitch (2006)
Birth (2004) Mrs Hill
Lilo and Stitch (2002) Voice Of Grand Councilwoman
Just a Kiss (2001) Jessica
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Countess
Eugene O'Neill: A Haunted Life (2002) Interviewee
50th Annual Tony Awards, The (1996)
43rd Annual Tony Awards, The (1989)
Sarah (1977) Sarah Bernhardt
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Raised in Melbourne, Australia
Made stage debut at age nine in a Melbourne production of "Peter Pan"; played Slightly Soiled, one of the lost boys
At age 19, joined the Union Theatre Repertory Company (a forerunner of the Melbourne Theatre Company); worked with Barry Humphries
Signed contract with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon; worked with Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Ian Holm, Paul Robeson and Sam Wanamaker
Made Broadway debut in the short-lived run of Tennessee Williams' "Slapstick Tragedy"; won first of four Tony Awards
Landed title role in the Broadway production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"; won second Tony Award
Appeared in Arthur Miller's play "The Creation of the World and Other"
Starred opposite Robert Shaw in NYC stage production of "Dance of Death"
Made Broadway directorial debut with "An Almost Perfect Person," starring Colleen Dewhurst
Portrayed legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt in the Canadian TV production "Sarah;" aired in the U.S. on "Great Performances" (PBS)
Returned to Broadway in the title role of "Medea," co-starring Dame Judith Anderson
Reprised title role in the PBS presentation of "Medea"
Cast in first film acting role in Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo"
Acted in the one-person drama "Lillian" as the playwright and author Lillian Hellman
Brought in as director on the troubled production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," starring Glenda Jackson and Christopher Plummer
Made rare TV appearance in the Disney Channel movie "Lantern Hill"
Staged Israel Horowitz's play "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" on Broadway
Co-starred in off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally's play "A Perfect Ganesh"
Returned to acting in Broadway in "Master Class," portraying opera diva Maria Callas; won fourth Tony Award in part expressly written for her by playwright Terrence McNally
Contributed voice to the character Grand Councilwoman in animated feature "Lilo & Stitch"; reprised voice role on Disney Channel's "Lilo & Stitch: The Series"
Landed supporting role opposite Nicole Kidman in "Birth"
Returned to features with a role in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's feature adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel; co-starred Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock
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Albert Finney. Actor. Began relationship in 1959 while Finney was still married to Jane Wenham; Wenham cited her as a correspondent in her divorce proceedings.
Robert Whitehead. Producer. Married in 1968.
Zoe Caldwell. Taxi dancer.
Sam Whitehead. Critic. Born c. 1969.
Charles Whitehead. Producer. Born c. 1972.
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"I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey" Norton
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