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Geraldine Page

1924-11-22 Kirksville, Missouri, USA

Image of Geraldine Page


Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 – June 13, 1987) was an American actress. She earned acclaim for her work on Broadway as well as in major Hollywood films and television productions, garnering an Academy Award (from eight nominations), two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, and four nominations for the Tony Award. A native of Kirksville, Missouri, Page studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and with Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg in New York City before being cast in her first credited part in the Western film Hondo (1953), which earned her her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was subsequently blacklisted in Hollywood based on her association with Hagen and did not work in film for eight years. Page continued to appear in television and on stage and earned her first Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sweet Bird of Youth (1959–60), a role she reprised in the 1962 film adaptation, the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe Award. She earned additional Academy Award nominations for her roles in You're a Big Boy Now (1966) and Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), followed by a Tony nomination for her performance in the stage production of Absurd Person Singular (1974–75). Other film appearances during this time included in the thrillers What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) opposite Ruth Gordon, and The Beguiled (1971) opposite Clint Eastwood. In 1977, she provided the voice of Madam Medusa in Walt Disney's The Rescuers, followed by a role in Woody Allen's Interiors (1978), which earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. After being inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979 for her stage work, Page returned to Broadway with a lead role in Agnes of God (1982), earning her her third Tony Award nomination. Page was nominated for Academy Awards for her performances in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and The Trip to Bountiful (1985), the latter of which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Page died in New York City in 1987 in the midst of a Broadway run of Blithe Spirit, for which she earned her fourth Tony Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia Geraldine Page, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self (archive material) 2003-01-01
Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage Alexandra Del Lago / Alma Winemiller (archive footage) 1994-12-19
My Little Girl Molly 1986-08-31
Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story Itta Halaunbrenner 1986-11-23
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Herself 1986-01-14
Native Son Peggy 1986-12-24
White Nights Anne Wyatt 1985-11-22
The Bride Mrs. Baumann 1985-08-16
Flanagan Mama 1985-10-30
The Trip to Bountiful Mrs. Carrie Watts 1985-12-20
The Pope of Greenwich Village Mrs. Ritter 1984-06-22
The Dollmaker Mrs. Kendrick 1984-05-13
The Parade Sarah 1984-02-29
Loving Amelia Whitley 1983-06-26
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Jean Scott Martin 1982-03-05
Honky Tonk Freeway Sister Mary Clarise 1981-08-21
Harry's War 'Aunt' Beverly 1981-03-06
Interiors Eve 1978-08-02
The Rescuers Madame Medusa (voice) 1977-06-22
Nasty Habits Sister Walburga 1977-03-18
Something for Joey Ann Cappelletti 1977-04-05
The Day of the Locust Big Sister 1975-05-07
Live Again, Die Again Mrs. O'Neill 1974-02-16
Happy as the Grass Was Green Anna Witmer 1973-01-21
Look Homeward, Angel Eliza Gant 1972-01-01
Pete 'n' Tillie Gertrude Wilson 1972-12-17
J.W. Coop Mama 1972-01-01
The Beguiled Martha Farnsworth 1971-03-31
Montserrat Felisa 1971-03-02
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Mrs Marrable 1969-08-20
Trilogy Woman 1969-06-08
The Thanksgiving Visitor Miss Sook 1967-11-01
The Happiest Millionaire Mrs. Duke 1967-11-30
La chica del lunes Carol Richardson 1967-06-08
The Three Sisters Olga 1966-01-01
A Christmas Memory Woman 1966-12-21
You're a Big Boy Now Margery Chanticleer 1966-09-09
Barefoot in Athens 1966-11-11
Dear Heart Evie Jackson 1964-12-02
Toys in the Attic Carrie Berniers 1963-07-31
Sweet Bird of Youth Alexandra Del Lago 1962-03-21
Summer and Smoke Alma Winemiller 1961-11-16
Taxi Florence Albert (uncredited) 1953-01-21
Hondo Angie Lowe 1953-11-25