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Also Known As: Shirley Grayson, Shirley Crossman Died: August 7, 1985
Born: September 18, 1923 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Great Ice Rip-Off, The (1974) Helen Calso
2.
 Gargoyles (1972) Mrs Parks
3.
 Night of Dark Shadows (1971) Carlotta Drake
4.
 End of the Road (1970) Peggy Rankin
5.
 Adam at 6 A.M. (1970) Inez Treadley
6.
 House of Dark Shadows (1970) Dr. Julia Hoffman
7.
 That Darn Cat (1965) Margaret Miller
8.
 The Night of the Iguana (1964) Judith Fellowes
9.
 Satan in High Heels (1962) Pepe
10.
 Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (1982) Mrs Maloney
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1953:
Made professional acting debut billed as Shirley Grayson in "Man and Superman"
1960:
Changed billing to Grayson Hall; featured in NYC production of Jean Genet's "The Balcony"
1961:
Spent one season acting with the Hedgerow Theater in Pennsylvania
1961:
Had featured role in the Broadway musical "Subways Are For Sleeping"
1962:
Film acting debut, "Satan in High Heels"
1964:
Received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for performance as a closeted lesbian schoolteacher in "The Night of the Iguana"
1965:
Acted in the Disney feature "That Darn Cat"
1966:
Primarily portrayed Dr. Julia Hoffman on the ABC gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows"; cast often played multiple roles; also essayed a gypsy and a French countess
1970:
Played a relative of college professor Michael Douglas in "Adam at 6 A.M."
1970:
Recreated role as Julia Hoffman for the feature "House of Dark Shadows"
1971:
Appeared in "Night of Dark Shadows", starring David Selby and Kate Jackson and loosely based on the TV serial
1972:
TV-movie debut in "Gargoyles" (ABC)
1982:
Portrayed Euphemia Ralston on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"
1982:
Had small role in the CBS children's special "Robbers, Rooftops and Witches"
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Education

Temple University: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -
Cornell University: Ithaca , New York -

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husband:
Sam Hall. Screenwriter. Retired; head writer for "Dark Shadows" and "One Life to Live" when Hall appeared on the serials; married in 1956.

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son:
Matthew Hall. Actor, screenwriter, novelist. Born c. 1958; published "Nightmare Logic" (Bantam, 1989); second novel "The Art of Breaking Glass" (1997); married to Cecilia Petit; had son Caleb Daniel Hall on August 10, 2001.

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