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Also Known As: Mildred Dorothy Dunnock Died: July 5, 1991
Born: January 25, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: actor, teacher

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When Mildred Dunnock quietly demanded that "Attention must be paid" to Willy Loman in the 1949 Broadway premiere of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opposite Lee J. Cobb, her indelible performance as Linda Loman became the embodiment of Miller's idealized mother figure: loving, supportive mother and wife and the family's moral balast. She repeated her landmark performance in the disappointing 1951 Laslo Benedek film opposite Fredric March (winning her first Oscar nomination) and again opposite Cobb in the brilliant 1966 TV adaptation (directed by Alex Segal) and for the Caedmon recording in the 1960s.

When Mildred Dunnock quietly demanded that "Attention must be paid" to Willy Loman in the 1949 Broadway premiere of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opposite Lee J. Cobb, her indelible performance as Linda Loman became the embodiment of Miller's idealized mother figure: loving, supportive mother and wife and the family's moral balast. She repeated her landmark performance in the disappointing 1951 Laslo Benedek film opposite Fredric March (winning her first Oscar nomination) and again opposite Cobb in the brilliant 1966 TV adaptation (directed by Alex Segal) and for the Caedmon recording in the 1960s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pick-Up Artist, The (1987) Nellie
3.
 Isabel's Choice (1981) Helen
4.
 Baby Comes Home (1980) Serena
5.
 And Baby Makes Six (1979) Serena Fox
6.
 Arthur Miller on Home Ground (1979) Herself
7.
 Spiral Staircase, The (1975) Mrs Sherman
8.
 Dragonfly (1975) Mrs Barrow
9.
 Murder or Mercy (1974) Lois Harelson
10.
 Brand New Life, A (1973) Mother
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Worked as teacher at the Brearly School, New York
1932:
Broadway acting debut in "Life Begins"
1945:
First film role in "The Corn Is Green"
1949:
Created the role of Linda Loman in Broadway premiere of "Death of a Salesman"
1966:
Reprised role of Linda in CBS TV adaptation of "Death of a Salesman"
1981:
Played herself in the telepic, "The Patricia Neal Story"
1982:
Was cast in George Englund's TV movie, "Dixie: Changing Habits" but Geraldine Fitzgerald replaced her in the role
1987:
Appeared in last film role, "The Pick-Up Artist"
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Education

Goucher College: Towson , Maryland -
Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore , Maryland -
Columbia University: New York , New York -

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husband:
Keith Urmy. Married in 1933 until his death in 1991.

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father:
Walther Dunnock.
mother:
Florence Dunnock.
daughter:
Linda McGuire. Actor, teacher. Born in 1934.
daughter:
Mary Urmy. Born in 1935; deceased.
granddaughter:
Patricia McGuire. Actor.
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