American Actress

Joanne Woodward

  • Feb 27, 1930 (age 90)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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2013
Lucky Them
MovieSep 6, 2013

Lucky Them

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.
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2010
Change in the Wind
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MovieAug 24, 2010

Change in the Wind

For nearly a decade, the most famous author in the South …
For nearly a decade, the most famous author in the South corresponded secretly with the legendary president of Morehouse College. She was white; he was black. She had written a Pulitzer-prizewinning novel criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes, and he was one of racism's most fierce enemies. Yet, even in the era of "Jim Crow" and harsh segregation laws, Margaret Mitchell and Benjamin E. Mays forged an unlikely alliance and ultimately a friendship, that led her to become one of the most important financial supporters of the traditionally black school. Described as a Valentine from the film making team of Andrew Young and CB Hackworth, "Change in the Wind" is an entertaining, inspirational story, full of surprises and newly discovered information about two of the most influential figures of the 20th Century.
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2006
TV Land Blockbuster Movie Of The Week Award
Nomination2006

TV Land Blockbuster Movie Of The Wee…

Nominated for "Sybil".
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "Empire Falls".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2005
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination2005

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limi…

Nominated for "Empire Falls".
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination2005

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Minise…

Nominated for "Empire Falls".
Golden Globe Award
2003
Our Town
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MovieMay 24, 2003

Our Town

Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional …
Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913, dealing with themes as life, death and the everyday routine of ...
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1995
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Award1995

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Won award for "Breathing Lessons".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nomination1995

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "Breathing Lessons".
Screen Actors Guild Award
1994
Breathing Lessons
MovieFeb 6, 1994

Breathing Lessons

A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one …
A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
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Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Award1994

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Won award for "Breathing Lessons".
Golden Globe Award
Nomination1994

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination1994

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Breathing Lessons".
Golden Globe Award
1993
Philadelphia
MovieDec 14, 1993

Philadelphia

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his …
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
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The Age of Innocence
MovieAug 31, 1993

The Age of Innocence

Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but …
Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but his well-ordered life is upset when he meets May's unconventional cousin, the Countess Olenska. At first, Newland becomes a defender of the Countess, whose separation from her abusive husband makes her a social outcast in the restrictive high society of late-19th Century New York, but he finds in her a kindred spirit and they fall in love.
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Blind Spot
MovieMay 2, 1993

Blind Spot

Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their …
Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.
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Foreign Affairs
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MovieMar 17, 1993

Foreign Affairs

Two couples find love and comfort in London. A reserved, but …
Two couples find love and comfort in London. A reserved, but lonely aging American female college professor meets a self-confident, married, but disillusioned aging American and aging English actress meets a young lively American.
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination1993

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Blind Spot".
Nomination1993

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge".
Grammy Award
1992
Award1992

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
1991
Best Female Lead
Nomination1991

Best Female Lead

Nominated for "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Actress
Nomination1991

Best Foreign Actress

Nominated for "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge".
David di Donatello
1990
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
MovieNov 1, 1990

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and …
It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and the complications are derived from that they have a more modern view of life.
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Nomination1990

Outstanding Informational Special

Nominated for "American Masters".
Primetime Emmy Award
Best Actress
Nomination1990

Best Actress

Nominated for "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1990

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress
Nomination1990

Best Actress

Nominated for "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge".
Academy Award
Nomination1990

Outstanding Performance In Information…

Nominated for "American Masters".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1990

Outstanding Informational Special

Won award for "American Masters".
Primetime Emmy Award
Best Actress
Award1990

Best Actress

Won award for "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge".
New York Film Critics Circle Award
1988
Best Female Lead
Nomination1988

Best Female Lead

Nominated for "The Glass Menagerie".
Independent Spirit Award
1987
The Glass Menagerie
MovieOct 23, 1987

The Glass Menagerie

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his …
A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
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1985
Do You Remember Love
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MovieMay 21, 1985

Do You Remember Love

Barbara Wyatt-Hollis is an English professor who begins to fall …
Barbara Wyatt-Hollis is an English professor who begins to fall under the effects of Alzheimer's. The film documents her decline and the emotional turmoil it causes for her. It also show ...
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Do You Remember Love".
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
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Nomination1985

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Do You Remember Love".
Golden Globe Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Award1985

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Won award for "Do You Remember Love".
Award1985

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement A…

Won Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
1984
Passions
MovieOct 1, 1984

Passions

A man with a wife and daughter also has a son with another …
A man with a wife and daughter also has a son with another woman. When he dies this little secret is revealed to the wife. She then sets out to make the woman and her son suffer by trying ...
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Harry & Son
MovieMar 2, 1984

Harry & Son

Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a …
Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a bulldozer operator on a construction crew. Despite having a strong work ethic, that working life is cut short when health issues lead to him no longer being able to do the job. Harry has a strained relationship with his two grown children: Nina, who, with her insurance salesman husband, seems more concerned about what they can receive in material possessions through her relationship with Harry; and Howard, who still lives with Harry. Howard is an aspiring writer, but as a person who lives in the here and now would rather hang out having fun than find work in a steady job when he isn't writing. Despite Harry loving Howard and Howard loving Harry, the strain in their relationship is brought to the fore as Howard can work but won't while Harry wants to work but can't. Especially while they still live together, the two have to come to a new understanding as they move into the next phase of their respective lives, Howard's which includes his on-again, off-again relationship with girlfriend Katie Wilowski, that off again status due to Katie being pregnant with another man's child, and Harry's which includes Howard's want for him to start thinking about women again.
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1983
Hunger in the Promised Land
MovieJun 5, 1983

Hunger in the Promised Land

Hunger in the Promised Land released.
1981
Crisis at Central High
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MovieFeb 4, 1981

Crisis at Central High

Story of the federally-ordered …
Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.
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Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
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Nomination1981

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Crisis at Central High".
Golden Globe Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Nomination1981

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Crisis at Central High".
1980
The Shadow Box
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MovieSep 1, 1980

The Shadow Box

Three terminally-ill cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on …
Three terminally-ill cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds, where they are attended and visited by both family and close friends.
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1979
The Streets of L.A.
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MovieNov 13, 1979

The Streets of L.A.

The true story of an Anglo woman's venture into the Mexican …
The true story of an Anglo woman's venture into the Mexican-American barrio to seek restitution from vandals who slashed her tires.
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1978
A Christmas to Remember
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MovieDec 20, 1978

A Christmas to Remember

A city-bred grandson moves …
A city-bred grandson moves to his grandparents' farm during the Great Depression and grows up enough under their tough care to help his grandfather deliver a surprise gift on Christmas Eve ...
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The End
MovieMay 10, 1978

The End

Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds …
Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.
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See How She Runs
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MovieFeb 1, 1978

See How She Runs

This is the story of a 40-year-old divorced teacher whose life …
This is the story of a 40-year-old divorced teacher whose life is changed by her decision to enter the Boston Marathon.
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Award1978

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Won award for "See How She Runs".
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Or Comedy Special
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Award1978

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama O…

Won award for "See How She Runs".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Nomination1978

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "See How She Runs".
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Or Comedy Special
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Nomination1978

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama O…

Nominated for "See How She Runs".
Primetime Emmy Award
1977
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination1977

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Sybil".
Nomination1977

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama O…

Nominated for "The Big Event".
Primetime Emmy Award
1975
The Drowning Pool
MovieJun 25, 1975

The Drowning Pool

Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to help out an …
Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared.
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Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1975

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams".
BAFTA Award
1974
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1974

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams".
BAFTA Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Award1974

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Won award for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams".
BAFTA Award
1973
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
MovieOct 21, 1973

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Rita, a middle aged New …
Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor husband, her alienated daughter and estranged son.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1973

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress
Award1973

Best Actress

Won award for "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds".
Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Actress
Award1973

Best Actress

Won award for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams".
New York Film Critics Circle Award
Best Actress
Nomination1973

Best Actress

Nominated for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams".
Academy Award
1972
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
MovieDec 20, 1972

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-th…

From the Pullizer Prize …
From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for her life in the classified ads while all about her is the rubble of an unkempt house. All she needs is the right opportunity, she says puffing on a cigarette. Poorly equipped to survive the vagaries of modern life, she has nonetheless always managed to muddle through. Ruth, epileptic and making her way through the rebellious phase of adolescence, seems doomed to make the same mistakes as her mother. Quiet Matilda, on the other hand, seeks refuge in her animals and her schoolwork. "Jesus, don't you hate the world, Matilda?" Beatrice asks her youngest daughter. The title of the film is also the subject of Matilda's science project at school and serves as a metaphor for the way life affects each of us differently -- how some are able to find opportunity in adversity and thrive and how some succumb when the burden becomes too heavy. This is the story of slowly drowning and grasping desperately for a lifeline only to find that there's none there and you must save yourself. "No, Mama," Matilda says, "I don't hate the world." (Nell Potts, who stars as Matilda, is the stage name of Eleanor Newman -- Joanne Woodward's real-life daughter. She also appeared as the young Rachel in *Rachel, Rachel*.)
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Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1972

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds".
Golden Globe Award
1971
All the Way Home
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MovieDec 1, 1971

All the Way Home

Mary Follet already has a five-year-old son and is pregnant …
Mary Follet already has a five-year-old son and is pregnant again. Her husband dies in a car accident. How will she survive?
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They Might Be Giants
MovieJun 9, 1971

They Might Be Giants

In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is …
In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, is treated by a female doctor who happens to be named Watson.
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1970
WUSA
MovieAug 19, 1970

WUSA

Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right …
Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
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1969
Winning
MovieMay 22, 1969

Winning

Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of …
Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther Erding, and strains the relationship with his stepson.
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Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1969

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Rachel, Rachel".
BAFTA Award
1968
Rachel, Rachel
MovieAug 26, 1968

Rachel, Rachel

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in …
Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Award1968

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Won award for "Rachel, Rachel".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress
Nomination1968

Best Actress

Nominated for "Rachel, Rachel".
Academy Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1968

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Rachel, Rachel".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1968

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Rachel, Rachel".
BAFTA Award
1966
A Fine Madness
MovieJun 29, 1966

A Fine Madness

Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women, …
Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women, but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist, and his beautiful wife.
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A Big Hand for the Little Lady
MovieMay 31, 1966

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Comedy western in which a …
Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.
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1965
Claire Newman
Child1965

Claire Newman

Claire Newman is known for her work on Big Little Lies …
Claire Newman is known for her work on Big Little Lies (2017), The Big C (2010) and Sharp Objects (2018).
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1964
Signpost to Murder
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MovieDec 4, 1964

Signpost to Murder

An escapee from an asylum takes refuge in a woman's house; …
An escapee from an asylum takes refuge in a woman's house; but she has dark secrets of her own.
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1963
A New Kind of Love
MovieOct 10, 1963

A New Kind of Love

Having once played and lost in love, twenty-five year old …
Having once played and lost in love, twenty-five year old Samantha Blake has immersed herself in her job as the chief ladies fashions buyer for discount J. Bergner's Fifth Avenue in New York. In other words, she scowls the high end shops at night stealing their designs which Bergner then produces and sells for a fraction of the cost. She has placed as much space between herself and romance by dressing like a man and going by the moniker Sam. Steve Sherman could be a great journalist, but his womanizing always seems to get in the way. Steve and Sam meet on the same New York to Paris flight, Sam who is travelling there with her boss Joe Bergner and her wisecracking colleague Lena O'Connor, who is secretly in love with Joe, to visit the Paris design houses under the guidance of vivacious Felicienne Corbeau, while Steve has been exiled there by his boss, International Press chief Bertram Chalmers, as Steve's iron-clad contract won't allow Chalmers to fire him until the expiry of that contract, Chalmer's hope being that Steve kills himself among the bevy of French beauties in the process. Sam and Steve immediately butt heads being the antithesis of each other when it comes to love and romance. Lena has her own romance problems as she can see that she will have to fight Felicienne for Joe, which is made all the more difficult in Felicienne being a truly nice woman. But being in the city of love opens Sam's eyes to the fact that she really wants love in her life. Making herself over to an extreme, she meets Steve, who out of circumstance doesn't recognize her as Sam and who believes she is a prostitute named Mimi. Steve's initial interest in Mimi is purely as a source for stories, he using her background to equate the French view of love and sex with sport. But as they spend more time together, they begin to fall for each other, the question then being if they can love each other as plain old Steve and Samantha.
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The Stripper
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MovieJun 14, 1963

The Stripper

Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's …
Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbors, Helen Bard and her teenage son, Kenny. Lila decides to go out and get a regular job and try and live a normal life. All seems well, until Lila and Kenny stop fighting their attraction for one another.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Nomination1963

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical …

Nominated for "A New Kind of Love".
Golden Globe Award
1961
Paris Blues
MovieSep 27, 1961

Paris Blues

During the 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians …
During the 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in love with two American tourist girls.
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Melissa Newman
ChildSeptember 1961

Melissa Newman

Melissa Newman (born September 27, 1961), also known as …
Melissa Newman (born September 27, 1961), also known as Lissy Newman, is an American artist, singer and former actress who appeared in the 1990 film Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, and at the 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
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1960
From the Terrace
MovieJul 15, 1960

From the Terrace

Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive, climbs to the top …
Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive, climbs to the top of New York's financial world as his marriage crumbles. At the brink of attaining his career goals, he is forced to choose between business success, married to the beautiful, but unfaithful Mary and starting over with his true love, the much younger Natalie.
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The Fugitive Kind
MovieApr 13, 1960

The Fugitive Kind

Having fled New Orleans to avoid arrest, the undeniably …
Having fled New Orleans to avoid arrest, the undeniably alluring Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier (Val), a trouble-prone guitar-playing drifter, wanders into a small Mississippi town aiming to go straight and lead a quiet, simple life. He gets a job in the dry goods store owned by a sexually-frustrated middle-aged woman named Lady Torrence, whose sadistic elderly husband, Jabe, is dying. With an obscure past and passions of her own, Lady finds herself attracted to Val, pulsating with passion anew, as he presents an arousing antidote to her bitter marriage and small-town hum-drum life, but also vying for Val's attention are the alcoholic, sex-crazed Carol Cutrere and the unhappily-married Vee Talbot. Each bring their share of problems into Val's plans, himself equally tempted by these women though he succumbs to the charms of Lady. But the jealous Jabe is friends with Sheriff Talbot, who's also Vee's wife - things can't possibly end well for Val and Lady. The screenplay by Meade Roberts and Tennessee Williams is based on Williams' own 1957 play "Orpheus Descending".
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1959
Nell Newman
ChildApril 1959

Nell Newman

Elinor Teresa Newman (born April 8, 1959) is a former child …
Elinor Teresa Newman (born April 8, 1959) is a former child actress who performed under the name of Nell Potts. She is an environmentalist, biologist, and a prominent supporter of sustainable agriculture, who became an entrepreneur when she founded an organic food and pet food production company, Newman's Own Organics.
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The Sound and the Fury
MovieMar 27, 1959

The Sound and the Fury

Loosely based on the William …
Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Howard passes the time in a bottle; his brother Bengy is child in a man's body; sister Caddy has come crawling home after years of being kept by a string of "admirers". Only Jason, the cruel, cold-hearted adopted head of the family, and Quentin, who was abandoned at birth by Caddy, have the fire and the fury needed to put the family back on its feet again.
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Best Foreign Actress
Nomination1959

Best Foreign Actress

Nominated for "No Down Payment".
BAFTA Award
1958
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
MovieDec 23, 1958

Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!

All about the citizens of …
All about the citizens of Putnam's Landing and their reactions to an Army missile base in their backyard.
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The Long, Hot Summer
MovieMar 12, 1958

The Long, Hot Summer

Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner (Orson Welles), in ill …
Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner (Orson Welles), in ill health, owns many businesses and property in Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi, including a plantation. To him, his children are a disappointment, who he sees as not being able to carry on the Varner name in the style to which he has built around it. Son Jody (Anthony Francoisa) has no ambition and does not work, spending much of his time fooling around with his seductive wife, Eula (Lee Remick). He finds twenty-three-year-old daughter Clara (Joanne Woodward) clever, but he feels she also wastes her time on more contemplative pursuits. While most of her contemporaries are married, Clara has been dating Alan Stewart (Richard Anderson), a genteel mama's boy, for six years. Will would not mind Alan so much if he too thought Alan had a bit of a forceful man in him, which he could demonstrate by actually asking Clara to marry him. Conversely, Jody laments that nothing he does is ever good enough for his father, while Clara plain does not like the way he treats them. Into their lives comes Ben Quick (Paul Newman), who Jody hired while Will was hospitalized, to do some sharecropping on currently vacant land. Despite Will believing the unsubstantiated stories that Ben burned down someone's barn as an act of vengeance, Will becomes to view Ben as the son he never had, as he is much the same mold. As such, Will does whatever he can to get Ben to be part of the family to carry on the Varner name the way Will wants it be, which means marrying Clara. Through the process, Clara may come to a realization about what she really wants in life, while Jody does whatever he can to retain his position in the family.
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Paul Newman
MarriageFebruary 1958

Paul Newman

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, …
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman's other roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Sting (1973), Slap Shot (1977), and The Verdict (1982). He voiced Doc Hudson in the first installment of Disney-Pixar's Cars as his final acting performance, with voice recordings being used in Cars 3 (2017).
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Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1958

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "No Down Payment".
BAFTA Award
Best Foreign Actress
Nomination1958

Best Foreign Actress

Nominated for "The Three Faces of Eve".
BAFTA Award
1957
No Down Payment
MovieOct 30, 1957

No Down Payment

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern …
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.
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The Three Faces of Eve
MovieSep 18, 1957

The Three Faces of Eve

A doctor treats a woman …
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.
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Best Actress
Nomination1957

Best Actress

Nominated for "The Three Faces of Eve".
Academy Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1957

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "The Three Faces of Eve".
BAFTA Award
Paul Newman
Relationship1957

Paul Newman

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, …
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman's other roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Sting (1973), Slap Shot (1977), and The Verdict (1982). He voiced Doc Hudson in the first installment of Disney-Pixar's Cars as his final acting performance, with voice recordings being used in Cars 3 (2017).
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Best Actress
Award1957

Best Actress

Won award for "The Three Faces of Eve".
National Board of Review Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Award1957

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Won award for "The Three Faces of Eve".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress
Award1957

Best Actress

Won award for "The Three Faces of Eve".
Academy Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1957

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "The Three Faces of Eve".
Golden Globe Award
1956
A Kiss Before Dying
MovieApr 20, 1956

A Kiss Before Dying

A ruthless college student resorts to murder in an attempt to …
A ruthless college student resorts to murder in an attempt to marry an heiress.
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1955
Count Three and Pray
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MovieOct 1, 1955

Count Three and Pray

A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the …
A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.
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1930
Joanne Woodward
BirthFebruary 1930

Joanne Woodward

Joanne Woodward was born.
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