Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptation. Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight - more nominations, wins, than any other actor, she has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for fifteen British Academy Film Awards, seventeen Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning two each. Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975. In 1976, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays. In 1977, she made her screen debut in the television film The Deadliest Season, made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the mini-series Holocaust, received her first Academy Award nomination for The Deer Hunter. Streep went on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer, the Academy Award for Best Actress for Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady.
Streep's other Oscar-nominated roles were in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Out of Africa, Evil Angels, Postcards from the Edge, The Bridges of Madison County, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, August: Osage County, Into the Woods, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Post. She returned to the stage for the first time in over 20 years in The Public Theater's 2001 revival of The Seagull, won a second Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 2004 for the HBO mini-series Angels in America. Streep was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004, Gala Tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2008, Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture, through performing arts. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts, in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Letters, she was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2017. Mary Louise Streep was born on June 1949, in Summit, New Jersey.
She is the daughter of a commercial artist and art editor. She has two younger brothers: Harry William Streep III and Dana David Streep, who are actors. Streep's father Harry was of Swiss ancestry, her father's lineage traces back to Loffenau, from where her second great-grandfather, Gottfried Streeb, immigrated to the United States, where one of her ancestors served as mayor. Another line of her father's family was from Switzerland, her mother had English and Irish ancestry. Some of Streep's maternal ancestors lived in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, were descended from 17th-century immigrants from England, her eighth great-grandfather, Lawrence Wilkinson, was one of the first Europeans to settle in Rhode Island. Streep is the second cousin 7 times removed of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Streep's maternal great-great-grandparents, Manus McFadden and Grace Strain, the latter the namesake of Streep's second daughter, were natives of the Horn Head district of Dunfanaghy, Ireland. Streep's mother, whom she has compared in both appearance and manner to Dame Judi Dench encouraged her daughter, instilled confidence in her from a young age.
Streep has said: "She was a mentor because she said to me,'Meryl, you're capable. You're so great.' She was saying, ` You can do. If you're lazy, you're not going to get it done, but if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.' And I believed her." Although Streep was more introverted than her mother, at times, when she needed an injection of confidence in adulthood, she would consult her mother, asking her for advice. Streep was raised as a Presbyterian in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, attended Cedar Hill Elementary School and the Oak Street School, a Junior High school back then. In her Junior High debut, she starred as Louise Heller in the play "The Family Upstairs". In 1963, the family moved to New Jersey, where she attended Bernards High School. Author Karina Longworth described her as a "gawky kid with glasses and frizzy hair", yet noted that she liked to show off in front of the camera in family home movies from a young age. At the age of 12, Streep was selected to sing at a school recital, leading to her having opera lessons from Estelle Liebling.
However, despite her talent, she has remarked that, "I was singing something I didn't feel and understand. That was an important lesson—not to do that. To find the thing that I could feel through." She quit after four years. Streep had many Catholic school friends, attended mass. Meryl was a high school cheerleader for the Bernards High School Mountaineers and was chosen as the homecoming queen her senior year, her family lived on Old Fort Road. Although Streep appeared in numerous school plays during her high school years, she was uninterested in serious theater until acting in the play Miss Julie at Vassar College in 1969, in which she gained attention across the campus. Vassar drama professor Clinton J. Atkinson noted, "I don't think anyone taught Meryl acting, she taught herself." Streep demonstrated an early ability to mimic accents and
Ingrid Lilian Thulin was a Swedish film actress. Thulin was born in Sollefteå, Ångermanland, northern Sweden, the daughter of Nanna and Adam Thulin, a fisherman, she took ballet lessons as a girl and was accepted by The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm 1948. She was married to Harry Schein, the founder of the Swedish Film Institute, for more than 30 years until 1989, although they had lived separately for many years before the divorce, she bought an apartment in Paris, France in the early 1960s and some years a beach house in San Felice Circeo. In 1970 she became a resident of Sacrofano, where she lived for 34 years, she returned to Sweden for medical treatment and died from cancer in Stockholm, Sweden, 20 days shy of her 78th birthday. Her memories were published in 1992. For many years she worked with Ingmar Bergman. Thulin appeared in Bergman's Wild Strawberries, The Magician, Winter Light, The Silence, The Rite and Cries and Whispers, she shared the Best Actress award at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival and received a Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in 1964, the first year the award was given out, for her performance in The Silence.
Winner of the David di Donatello Awards 1974, Thulin was nominated for the BAFTA Award the same year. In 1980, she was the head of the jury at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival. Leva på'Hoppet'. Director: Göran Gentele Foreign Intrigue, with Robert Mitchum. Director: Sheldon Reynolds Smultronstället / Wild Strawberries, with Victor Sjöström. Director: Ingmar Bergman Ansiktet / The Magician. Director: Ingmar Bergman Domaren / The Judge. Director: Alf Sjöberg Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with Glenn Ford. Director: Vincente Minnelli Nattvardsgästerna / Winter Light, with Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow and Gunnel Lindblom. Director: Ingmar Bergman Agostino. Director: Mauro Bolognini Tystnaden / The Silence, with Gunnel Lindblom. Director: Ingmar Bergman Return from the Ashes, with Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar. Director: J. Lee Thompson La guerre est finie / The War Is Over, with Yves Montand. Director: Alain Resnais Vargtimmen / Hour of the Wolf, with Max von Sydow. Director: Ingmar Bergman La caduta degli dei / The Damned, with Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger.
Director: Luchino Visconti Riten / The Rite, with Ingmar Bergman and Gunnar Björnstrand. Director: Ingmar Bergman Viskningar och Rop / Cries and Whispers, with Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson. Director: Ingmar Bergman La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls, with Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach. Director: Aldo Lado En handfull kärlek / A Handful of Love. Director: Vilgot Sjöman La Cage, with Lino Ventura. Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre Salon Kitty, with Helmut Berger. Director: Tinto Brass The Cassandra Crossing, with Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster. Director: George Pan Cosmatos Efter repetitionen / After the Rehearsal, with Erland Josephson. Director: Ingmar Bergman Il Giorno Prima / Contrôle, with Ben Gazzara, Burt Lancaster, Kate Nelligan. Director: Giuliano Montaldo Cowie, Peter: Sweden 1. An Illustrated Guide... to the Work of the Leading Directors, Players and other Key Figures in Swedish Cinema, with Credits and Plot outlines to more than seventy important Films, Index to 1,000 Titles, A. Zwemmer Ltd.
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Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert is a French actress who has appeared in more than 120 films since her debut in 1971. She is the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 16 nominations, she twice won the César Award for La Cérémonie and for Elle. Huppert was made Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite in 1994 and was promoted to Officier in 2005, she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and was promoted to Officer in 2009. Huppert's first César nomination was for the 1975 film Aloïse. In 1978, she won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for The Lacemaker, she went on to win two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival, for Violette Nozière and The Piano Teacher, as well as two Volpi Cups for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, for Story of Women and La Cérémonie. Her other films in France include Loulou, La Séparation, 8 Women, Gabrielle and Things to Come. Among international film's most prolific actresses, Huppert has worked in Italy, Central Europe, in Asia.
Her English-language films include: Heaven's Gate, I Heart Huckabees, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Louder Than Bombs, Greta. In 2016, Huppert garnered international acclaim for her performance in Elle, which earned her a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, she won Best Actress awards from the National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, for both Elle and Things to Come. Huppert is the most nominated actress for the Molière Award, with 7 nominations, she made her London stage debut in the title role of the play Mary Stuart in 1996, her New York stage debut in a 2005 production of 4.48 Psychosis. She returned to the New York stage in 2009 to perform in Heiner Müller's Quartett, in 2014 to star in a Sydney Theatre Company production of The Maids. Huppert was born in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the daughter of Annick, an English language teacher, Raymond Huppert, a safe manufacturer.
The youngest child, she has three sisters, including filmmaker Caroline Huppert. She was raised in Ville-d'Avray, her father was Jewish. Huppert was raised in her mother's Catholic faith. On her mother's side, she is a great-granddaughter of one of the Callot Soeurs. Huppert was encouraged by her mother to begin acting at a young age, became a teenage star in Paris, she attended Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles, where she won a prize for her acting. She is an alumna of the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique. Huppert made her television debut in 1971 with Le Prussien, her film debut in 1972's Faustine et le Bel Été, her appearance in the controversial Les Valseuses made her recognized by the public. Her international breakthrough came with La Dentelliere, for which she won a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, she made her American film debut in Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate, which opened to poor reviews and was a box office failure. Throughout the 1980s, Huppert continued to explore enigmatic and distant characters, most notably in Maurice Pialat's Loulou, Godard's Sauve qui peut, Diane Kurys' Coup de foudre, Claude Chabrol's Une Affaire de Femmes.
In 1994, Huppert collaborated with American director Hal Hartley on Amateur, one of her few English-language performances since Heaven's Gate. She portrayed a manic and homicidal post-office worker in Claude Chabrol's La Cérémonie, with Sandrine Bonnaire, continued her cinematic relationship with Chabrol in Rien ne va plus, Merci pour le Chocolat, she appeared in Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher, based on a novel of the same name by Austrian author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004, Elfriede Jelinek. In this film, she played a piano teacher named Erika Kohut, who becomes involved with a young pianist and ladies' man, Walter Klemmer. Regarded as one of her most impressive turns, her performance netted the 2001 Best Actress prize in Cannes. In 2004, she starred in Christophe Honoré's Ma Mère as Hélène with Louis Garrel. Here, Huppert plays an attractive middle-aged mother who has an incestuous relationship with her teenage son. Ma Mère was based on a novel by Georges Bataille.
2004 saw her star opposite Dustin Hoffman in David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees. Huppert has worked in several countries since her debut, she worked in Russia, in Central Europe and in Asia. Huppert is an acclaimed stage actress, receiving seven Molière Award nominations, including for the titular role in a 2001 Paris production of Medea, directed by Jacques Lassalle, in 2005, at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe in Paris, in the title role of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler; that year, she toured the United States in a Royal Court Theatre production of Sarah Kane's theatrical piece 4.48 Psychosis. This production was performed in French. Huppert returned to the New York stage in 2009 to perform in Heine
Norma Aleandro Robledo is an international award-winning Argentine actress, theatre director and author. She is considered as one of the best and most celebrated Argentine actresses and is recognized as a cultural icon. Aleandro starred in the Oscar-winning 1985 film, The Official Story, a role that earned her the Cannes Award for best actress, she has performed in other successful films like The Truce, Autumn Sun, The Lighthouse, Son of the Bride and Cama Adentro. For her performance as Florencia Sánchez Morales in the 1987 film Gaby: A True Story, she received a Golden Globe nomination and a Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Aleandro has written the 1970 film, The Inheritors, has performed in various plays such like August: Osage County. Aleandro appeared in the Argentine adaptation of BeTipul, the critical success En terapia. Aleandro was born in Buenos Aires on May 2, 1936, she is the daughter of actors Pedro Aleandro and María Luisa Robledo and the sister of actor María Vaner.
During the late 1970s, she was vocal about her progressive views and during the military dictatorship she was exiled to Uruguay. Aleandro moved to Spain and did not return to Argentina until after the military junta fell in 1983. In 1985, her breakout role was the Argentine Academy Award-winning film The Official Story. For her acting in the film she won, among others, the Cannes Award for best actress, she worked in several other Argentine movies such as the Academy Award-nominated Son of the Bride, Sol de Otoño, El Faro. Aleandro co-starred in a few Hollywood films such as One Man's War, with Anthony Hopkins, Gaby: A True Story for which she received an Oscar nomination, she had a minor role in Cousins. Back in Argentina she returned to the stage with Master Class and won the "María Guerrero" award in 1996; the same year she was honored as Ciudadano Ilustre de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. She has so far co-starred five times with fellow actor Héctor Alterio: Los siete Locos, the Academy Award-nominated The Truce, The Official Story, Son of the Bride and Cleopatra, the last three of which they played husband and wife.
In 2009, Aleandro appeared in The City of Your Final Destination, directed by James Ivory and co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg. La muerte en las calles Romeo y Julieta La casa de los Medina El último piso El amor tiene cara de mujer Cuatro mujeres para Adán Alias Buen Mozo Gente conmigo Los herederos La fiaca Güemes: la tierra en armas Los siete locos La tregua La historia oficial, Gaby: A True Story Cousins Cien veces no debo Vital Signs Artes especiales One Man's War Las tumbas Facundo, la sombra del tigre Carlos Monzón, el segundo juicio Sol de otoño El faro Corazón iluminado Una noche con Sabrina Love El hijo de la novia La fuga Todas las azafatas van al cielo Deseo Cleopatra Ay, Juancito 18-J Seres queridos Cama adentro Identidad perdida Pura sangre Patoruzito, la gran aventura The City of Your Final Destination Paco Música en espera Anita Andrés no quiere dormir la siesta Cuestión de principios Familia para armar La suerte en tus manos Cannes Award: Best Actress for The Official Story, 1985.
New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actress for The Official Story, 1985. Cartagena Film Festival: Best Actress for The Official Story, 1985. David di Donatello: Best Foreign Actress for The Official Story, 1987. Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival: Best Actress for Sol de Otoño, 1996. Havana Film Festival: Best Actress for Sol de Otoño, 1996. Gramado Film Festival: Best Latin Actress for Son of the Bride, 2002. Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress for Gaby: A True Story, 1987. Golden Globe Award: Best Supporting Actress for Gaby: A True Story, 1987. Martín Fierro Awards: for En terapia, 2012, 2013. Konex Award: Diamond Award in 2001. Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Son of the Bride, 2001. Martín Fierro Awards: Six awards throughout the years. Tato Award: Best Lead Actress in Drama, for En terapia, 2013. Association of Latin Entertainment Critics Awards: Best Character Actress for Cama Adentro, 2006. Obie Award: Distinguished Performance for About Love and Other Stories About Love, 1985.
Shakespeare Award: Distinguished career, given by Fundación Romeo Argentina, 2015. Norma Aleandro on IMDb Norma Aleandro at Cinenacional.com
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated for a Tony Award and two BAFTA Awards. Field began her professional career on television, starring in eponymous roles on the short-lived sitcoms Gidget, The Flying Nun, The Girl with Something Extra. In 1976, her career saw a turning point when she garnered critical acclaim of her portrayal of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder in the television miniseries Sybil, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Although her film debut was as an extra in Moon Pilot, her film career escalated during the 1970s with starring roles in successful films including Stay Hungry and the Bandit, The End, Hooper, her career further expanded during the 1980s, twice receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, continued to appear in a wide range of acclaimed and successful films including Smokey and the Bandit II, Absence of Malice, Kiss Me Goodbye, Murphy's Romance, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump.
In the 2000s, she returned to television with a recurring role on the NBC medical drama ER, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and the following year made her stage debut with Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?. From 2006 to 2011, she portrayed the protagonist Nora Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. In 2010s, her film career saw a resurgence, she starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and portrayed Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, with the former becoming her highest grossing release. In 2015, she portrayed the titular character in Hello, My Name Is Doris, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. In 2017, she returned to stage after an absence of 15 years with the revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree, an episode of the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, the feature film Beautiful. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sally Field was born in California, to Margaret Field and Richard Dryden Field, her father was an army officer. Following her parents' 1950 divorce, her mother married stuntman Jock Mahoney. Field alleged in her 2018 memoir. Through her maternal grandmother's genealogical line, Field is a descendant of Mayflower passenger and colonial governor William Bradford, her tenth great-grandfather; as a teen, Field attended Portola Middle School and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader. Her classmates included financier Michael Milken, actress Cindy Williams, talent agent Michael Ovitz. Field got her start on television as the boy-crazy surfer girl in the sitcom Gidget; the show was canceled after a single season. Wanting to find a new starring vehicle for Field, ABC next produced The Flying Nun with Field cast as Sister Bertrille for three seasons, from 1967 to 1970.
In an interview included on the Season One DVD release, Field said that she enjoyed Gidget, but hated The Flying Nun because she was not treated with respect by the show's directors. Field was typecast, finding respectable roles difficult to come by. In 1971, Field starred in the ABC TV movie Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring, playing a discouraged teen runaway who returns home with a bearded, drug-abusing hippie, she made several guest television appearances through the mid 1970s, including a role on the western Alias Smith and Jones, a popular TV series starring Gidget co-star Pete Duel. She appeared in the episode "Whisper" on the TV thriller Night Gallery. In 1973, Field was cast in a starring role opposite John Davidson in the short-lived series The Girl with Something Extra from 1973 to 1974. Following the series' cancellation, Field studied at the Actors Studio with the acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Strasberg became a mentor to the actress, helping her to move past her television image of the girl next door.
It was during this time period that Field divorced her first husband in 1975. Soon after studying with Strasberg, Field landed the title role in the 1976 TV film Sybil, based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber, her dramatic portrayal of a young woman afflicted with multiple personality disorder earned her a best dramatic actress Emmy Award in 1977 and enabled her to break through the typecasting of her sitcom work. In 1977, she co-starred with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed in the year's #2 highest-grossing film and the Bandit. In 1979, Field played the eponymous union organizer in Norma Rae, a successful film that established her as a dramatic actress. Vincent Canby, reviewing the film for The New York Times, wrote: "Norma Rae is a concerned contemporary drama, illuminated by some good performances and one, Miss Field's, that is
Lee Grant is an American actress and film director. In her 1951 film debut, she played the role of a young shoplifter in William Wyler's Detective Story, co-starring Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker, it earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, along with the Best Actress Award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. In 1952, as she had refused to testify against her husband at the HUAC hearings, she was blacklisted from most acting jobs for the next ten years, she was only able to find occasional work on the stage or as a teacher during that period. It contributed to her divorce. After she was removed from the blacklist in 1962, she rebuilt her acting career in films, after which she starred in 71 TV episodes of Peyton Place, followed by lead roles in films such as Valley of the Dolls, In the Heat of the Night, Shampoo, for which she won her first Oscar. In 1964, she won the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her performance in The Maids. During her career, she was nominated for the Emmy Award seven times between 1966 and 1993, winning twice.
She won her second Oscar for directing the 1986 documentary and Out in America. Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in Manhattan, the only child of Witia, an actress and teacher, Abraham W. Rosenthal, a realtor and educator, her father was born in New York City, to Polish-Jewish immigrants, her mother was a Russian-Jewish immigrant. The family resided in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, her date of birth is October 31, but the year is disputed, with all years ranging from 1925 to 1931 having been given as her year of birth at some point. She debuted in L'Oracolo at the Metropolitan Opera in 1931 and joined the American Ballet as an adolescent, she attended Art Students League of New York, Juilliard School of Music, The High School of Music & Art, George Washington High School, all in New York City. Grant graduated from high school, won a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, studied under Sanford Meisner. Studied at HB Studio under Uta Hagen, she subsequently enrolled in Actors Studio in New York.
Grant had her first stage ballet performance in 1933 at the Metropolitan Opera House. In 1938, in her early teens, she was made a member of the American Ballet, under George Balanchine; as an actress, Grant had her professional stage debut as understudy in Oklahoma in 1944. In 1948, she had her Broadway acting debut in Joy to the World. Grant established herself as a dramatic method actress on and off Broadway, earning praise for her role as a shoplifter in Detective Story in 1949, she made her film debut two years in the film version, starring Kirk Douglas, receiving her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She said. In 1951, she gave an impassioned eulogy at the memorial service for actor J. Edward Bromberg, whose early death, she implied, was caused by the stress of being called before House Un-American Activities Committee. After her eulogy was published, she was summoned by the same committee to testify against her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff, but refused.
As a result, for the next ten years, her "prime years", as she put it, she was blacklisted and her work in television and movies was limited. Kirk Douglas, who acted with her in Detective Story, recalled that director Edward Dmytryk, a blacklistee, had first named her husband at the HUAC:Lee was only a kid, a beautiful young girl with extraordinary talent and a big future. You could see it, she was so good that she earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her first film role. But because Eddie Dmytryk named her husband, Lee Grant was blacklisted before her film career had a chance to begin. Of course, she refused to testify about the man to whom she was married, it took years before anyone would hire her for another picture. Grant appeared in a limited number of television shows during these years. In 1953, she played Rose Peabody on the CBS soap opera. In the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw in 1959, she succeeded Anne Bancroft in the lead female role. By the time her name was removed from the blacklist in the early 1960s, she had since been divorced and had a young daughter, Dinah.
She began re-establishing her movie career. In her autobiography, she writes:Dinah was my grail, my constant. Dinah and my need to support her financially, viscerally, my rage at those who had taken twelve working, acting years from my life, were what motivated me, her experience with the blacklist scarred her to such an extent that as late as 2002, she would freeze and go into a "near trance" when anyone asked her about her experiences during the McCarthy period. Grant's first major achievement, after HUAC cleared her, was in the 1960s television series Peyton Place, as Stella Chernak, for which she won an Emmy in 1966. In 1967, Grant appeared in an episode of Mission Impossible, portraying the wife of a U. S. diplomat who goes undercover to discredit a rogue diplomat. That same year, she played the distraught widow of a murder victim in the Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night. In 1963, she won acclaim for her stage performance in the off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Maids, she received s
Rita Tushingham is an English actress. She is known for her starring roles in films including A Taste of Honey, The Leather Boys, The Knack …and How to Get It, Doctor Zhivago, Smashing Time. For A Taste of Honey, she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, Most Promising Newcomer at both the BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards, her other film appearances include An Awfully Big Adventure, Under the Skin, Being Julia. Tushingham was born in Liverpool, Lancashire where her father was a grocer who ran three shops and she grew up in the Hunt's Cross area, she attended the Heatherlea school in Allerton, the La Sagesse convent school in Grassendale and studied shorthand and typing at secretarial school. She wanted to be an actress from an early age and trained at the Shelagh Elliott-Clarke school before working backstage as an assistant stage manager at the Liverpool Playhouse, her screen debut was in A Taste of Honey. Other performances included Girl with Green Eyes, The Leather Boys,The Knack …and How to Get It, Doctor Zhivago, The Trap, Smashing Time, The Bed Sitting Room, The'Human' Factor starring George Kennedy and John Mills.
She co-starred as Margaret Sheen in the TV film Green Eyes. In the 1960s Tushingham performed several plays for the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre: The Changeling, The Kitchen, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Knack. Tushingham has won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award, was a member of the jury at the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival in 1972 and at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival in 1990. Roles include the film Being Julia, starring Annette Bening, on television in "The Sittaford Mystery", an episode of Marple, she appeared in Season 2 of the BBC 3 zombie drama In The Flesh as Mrs Lamb, broadcast in May 2014. Clips from her performance in The Leather Boys appeared in the Smiths' music video for the single "Girlfriend in a Coma," in 1987, she is mentioned in the Franz Ferdinand song "L. Wells", the Cleaners From Venus song "Illya Kuryakin Looked at Me" and the Television Personalities song "Favourite Films". In 1999, she was featured on This.
Tushingham married photographer Terry Bicknell in 1962. They had two daughters and Aisha Bicknell. In 1981, she married Iraqi cinematographer Ousama Rawi, she now divides her time between Germany and London, with her partner since the mid-1990s, writer Hans-Heinrich Ziemann. In April 2005, at the age of 33, her daughter Aisha Bicknell was diagnosed with breast cancer, she recovered and gave birth to a son. Tushingham subsequently became an activist for support. Tushingham and Bicknell are prominent supporters of Cancer Research UK's Relay for Life and have given a number of interviews to raise breast cancer awareness. In July 2009, Tushingham received an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University for "outstanding and sustained contributions to the Performing Arts". Tushingham was made Honorary Associate of London Film School; the Rita Tushingham Home Page Rita Tushingham on IMDb Rita Tushingham at the BFI's Screenonline