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Born: February 13, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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First stage appearance as Pirate Jenny in the Harvard University production of "The Threepenny Opera"
1966:
Became a member of the Theater Company of Boston; first professional appearance in "The Investigation"
1969:
Made off-Broadway debut with Theatre Company of Boston in "Adaptation/Next"
1971:
Made Broadway debut in "Two Gentlemen of Verona"; first association with playwright John Guare
1971:
Delivered only one line as a nurse in her first film "The Hospital"
1973:
First lead role, the television movie "The Girl Most Likely to..." (ABC) written by Joan Rivers
1975:
Co-starred with Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols' "The Fortune"
1976:
Performed in the Los Angeles stage production of "Vanities" with Sandy Duncan and Lucie Arnaz
1978:
Landed the memorable role of Rizzo, leader of the Pink Ladies, in the film adaptation of the musical "Grease"
1979:
Starred in first TV series "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS)
1979:
Played the title role in the true-life CBS movie "Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story"
1980:
Returned to series TV for the short-lived "The Stockard Channing Show" (CBS)
1982:
Played Sheila the distraught mother in the Connecticut stage production of "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg"
1984:
Succeeded Liza Minnelli in the Kander and Ebb musical "The Rink" on Broadway
1985:
Won a Tony for reprising the role of Sheila in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" on Broadway
1986:
Re-teamed with Nicholson and Nichols for the film "Heartburn"
1986:
Played Bunny Flingus in John Guare's "House of Blue Leaves"; earned a Tony nomination for Featured Actress in a Play
1987:
Earned an Emmy nomination for her supporting role in "Echoes in the Darkness" (CBS)
1989:
Received second Emmy nomination for her supporting role in the "Perfect Witness" (HBO)
1990:
Won acclaim for her performance as Ouisa Kittredge in Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation"; appeared in both the off and on Broadway productions
1992:
Acted in Guare's "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun" at the Lincoln Center Theater
1993:
Reprised role of Ouisa Kittredge for the film version of "Six Degrees of Separation"; received first Best Actress Oscar nomination
1993:
Garnered third Emmy nomination for her guest role as a minister's wife in the Disney Channel series "Avonlea"
1995:
Appeared as an abused wife who befriends three drag queens in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar"
1995:
Played Harvey Keitel's old flame Ruby in Wayne Wang's "Smoke"
1995:
Returned to Lincoln Center to appear in the off-Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood"
1996:
Played one of the title roles in the HBO movie, "Edie & Pen"
1996:
Landed cameo role as the wife whose suicide brings together the members (including Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn) of "The First Wives Club"
1996:
Starred as Barbara Whitney in the acclaimed USA Network film "An Unexpected Family"; earned fourth Emmy nomination
1997:
Returned to Broadway starring in the Lincoln Center revival of "The Little Foxes"
1998:
Played the former lover of Paul Newman in "Twilight"
1998:
Portrayed Rachel Luckman in the Showtime movie "The Baby Dance"; received fifth career Emmy nomination
1998:
Reprised role of Barbara Whitney in the sequel "An Unexpected Life" (USA Network)
1999:
Portrayed Eleanor of Aquitaine opposite Laurence Fishburne's King Henry II in the Broadway revival of "The Lion in Winter"; received Tony nomination
1999:
Joined the cast of NBC's political drama "The West Wing" in the recurring role of the First Lady; role made regular as of 2001; received Emmy (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005) and SAG (2004) nominations for Best Supporting Actress
2001:
Cast as a psychiatrist in the Showtime miniseries "A Girl Thing"
2002:
Played Cinderella's stepmother in the revisionist ABC movie "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister"
2002:
Portrayed Judy Shepard in the NBC movie "The Matthew Shepard Story"
2005:
Cast opposite Diane Lane and Christopher Plummer in "Must Love Dogs"
2006:
Earned an Emmy nomination for the short-lived CBS series "Out of Practice"
2006:
Co-starred in "3 Needles," one of three short stories about the global HIV pandemic directed by Thom Fitzgerald
2008:
Narrated the Animal Planet hit series "Meerkat Manor"
2008:
Returned to Broadway for the musical "Pal Joey"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical
2010:
Returned to the stage, playing Lady Bracknell in Rough Magic Theatre Company┬┐s production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
2011:
Co-starred with Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, and Judith Light in the critically acclaimed play "Other Desert Cities" on Broadway

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