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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 14, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Australia Profession: actor, director, pickle factory worker

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Leroy & Stitch (2006)
3.
 Birth (2004) Mrs Hill
4.
 Lilo and Stitch (2002) Voice Of Grand Councilwoman
5.
 Just a Kiss (2001) Jessica
6.
 The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Countess
7.
 Eugene O'Neill: A Haunted Life (2002) Interviewee
10.
 Sarah (1977) Sarah Bernhardt
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Raised in Melbourne, Australia
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Made stage debut at age nine in a Melbourne production of "Peter Pan"; played Slightly Soiled, one of the lost boys
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At age 19, joined the Union Theatre Repertory Company (a forerunner of the Melbourne Theatre Company); worked with Barry Humphries
1959:
Signed contract with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon; worked with Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Ian Holm, Paul Robeson and Sam Wanamaker
1966:
Made Broadway debut in the short-lived run of Tennessee Williams' "Slapstick Tragedy"; won first of four Tony Awards
1968:
Landed title role in the Broadway production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"; won second Tony Award
1972:
Appeared in Arthur Miller's play "The Creation of the World and Other"
1974:
Starred opposite Robert Shaw in NYC stage production of "Dance of Death"
1977:
Made Broadway directorial debut with "An Almost Perfect Person," starring Colleen Dewhurst
1977:
Portrayed legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt in the Canadian TV production "Sarah;" aired in the U.S. on "Great Performances" (PBS)
1982:
Returned to Broadway in the title role of "Medea," co-starring Dame Judith Anderson
1983:
Reprised title role in the PBS presentation of "Medea"
1985:
Cast in first film acting role in Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo"
1986:
Acted in the one-person drama "Lillian" as the playwright and author Lillian Hellman
1988:
Brought in as director on the troubled production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," starring Glenda Jackson and Christopher Plummer
1990:
Made rare TV appearance in the Disney Channel movie "Lantern Hill"
1991:
Staged Israel Horowitz's play "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" on Broadway
1993:
Co-starred in off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally's play "A Perfect Ganesh"
1995:
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
2002:
Contributed voice to the character Grand Councilwoman in animated feature "Lilo & Stitch"; reprised voice role on Disney Channel's "Lilo & Stitch: The Series"
2004:
Landed supporting role opposite Nicole Kidman in "Birth"
2011:
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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Notes

Her first name is pronounced "ZO" not "ZO-EE".

She is dyslexic.

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companion:
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.
husband:
Robert Whitehead. Producer. Married in 1968.

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mother:
Zoe Caldwell. Taxi dancer.
son:
Sam Whitehead. Critic. Born c. 1969.
son:
Charles Whitehead. Producer. Born c. 1972.

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"I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey" Norton

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