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Also Known As: Janet Cole Died: September 11, 2002
Born: November 12, 1922 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: actor

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This vivacious, brunette will forever be remembered for her Oscar-winning role as Stella Kowalski in Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), a role she had originated on Broadway. Kim Hunter has also amassed an impressive list of stage and television credits in a career that has spanned over 50 years.

This vivacious, brunette will forever be remembered for her Oscar-winning role as Stella Kowalski in Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), a role she had originated on Broadway. Kim Hunter has also amassed an impressive list of stage and television credits in a career that has spanned over 50 years.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Broadway: The Golden Age (2004) Herself
3.
 Here's To Life (2000)
4.
 Out of the Cold (1999) Elsa Lindepu
5.
 Blue Moon (1999) Sheila Keating
6.
 Price Above Rubies, A (1998) Rebbitzn
7.
9.
 Two Evil Eyes (1991) Mrs Pym ("The Black Cat")
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Moved with family from Detroit, Michigan to Miami Beach, Florida
1939:
Stage acting debut at age 17 in title role of "Penny Wise" at the Miami Women's Club in Florida
:
Signed to a film contract by David O Selznick; moved to Hollywood
1943:
Film acting debut (on loan out from Selznick) in "The Seventh Victim"
1946:
Gained renewed attention with role in "A Matter of Life and Death/Stariway to Heaven", directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
1947:
Broadway debut as Stella in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1948:
Made TV acting debut as recurring player in "Actors Studio" (ABC)
1949:
Co-starred as Meg in CBS TV version of "Little Women"
1951:
Reprised stage role of Stella in Elia Kazan's film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire"; won Oscar as Best Supporting Actress
1952:
Appeared in Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour"
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Blacklisted by Hollywood
1968:
Co-starred with Roddy McDowall and Charlton Heston in "Planet of the Apes"; played ape-woman Zira
1970:
Reprised Zira in two film sequels
1973:
Featured in all-star Broadway revival of Clare Booth Luce's "The Women"
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Played regular role of Nola Madison on the ABC daytime drama "The Edge of Night"
1981:
Last Broadway appearance for 15 years "To Grandmother's House We Go"
1990:
Last feature for a seven-years the Dario Argento-directed segment of "Two Evil Eyes"
1996:
Returned to Broadway in revival of "An Ideal Husband"; play produced at Ethel Barrymore Theater where Hunter appeared in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1997:
Returned to features in small role in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
1998:
Cast as a rabbi's wife in "A Price Above Rubies"
1999:
Acted on stage opposite husband in "On Golden Pond"
2000:
Garnered praise as an elderly whose fate is up to her son and his domineering wife in "The Hiding Place"
2001:
Acted on the NYC stage in a revival of "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
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Education

Actors Studio: New York , New York -

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husband:
William A Baldwin. Married on February 11, 1944; divorced in 1946.
husband:
Robert Emmett. Writer. Married from December 20, 1951 until his death at age 78 on April 8, 2000.

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father:
Donald Cole. Engineer.
mother:
Grace Cole.
daughter:
Kathryn Deidre Baldwin. Father, William A Baldwin.
son:
Sean Robert Emmett. Father, Robert Emmett.
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"Loose in the Kitchen" Domina Books

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