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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 11, 2002|
|Born:||November 12, 1922||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Moved with family from Detroit, Michigan to Miami Beach, Florida
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
Film acting debut (on loan out from Selznick) in "The Seventh Victim"
Gained renewed attention with role in "A Matter of Life and Death/Stariway to Heaven", directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Broadway debut as Stella in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Made TV acting debut as recurring player in "Actors Studio" (ABC)
Co-starred as Meg in CBS TV version of "Little Women"
Reprised stage role of Stella in Elia Kazan's film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire"; won Oscar as Best Supporting Actress
Appeared in Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour"
Blacklisted by Hollywood
Co-starred with Roddy McDowall and Charlton Heston in "Planet of the Apes"; played ape-woman Zira
Reprised Zira in two film sequels
Featured in all-star Broadway revival of Clare Booth Luce's "The Women"
Played regular role of Nola Madison on the ABC daytime drama "The Edge of Night"
Last Broadway appearance for 15 years "To Grandmother's House We Go"
Last feature for a seven-years the Dario Argento-directed segment of "Two Evil Eyes"
Returned to Broadway in revival of "An Ideal Husband"; play produced at Ethel Barrymore Theater where Hunter appeared in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Returned to features in small role in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
Cast as a rabbi's wife in "A Price Above Rubies"
Acted on stage opposite husband in "On Golden Pond"
Garnered praise as an elderly whose fate is up to her son and his domineering wife in "The Hiding Place"
Acted on the NYC stage in a revival of "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
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