Fast Facts

  • Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City from 1958 to '60.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1961 in Everybody Loves Opal; she won a Theatre World Award for her performance.
  • Big break in films came with her appearance in 1969's Midnight Cowboy with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.
  • Appeared in an all-female version of The Odd Couple on Broadway in 1985.
  • Has taught acting at the New York Film Academy.

Awards

  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1975, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music: Winner
  • 1969, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1968, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1966, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Nominee

Relationships

  • Guy Hector — Husband
  • Michael Douglas — Ex-significant Other
  • Mario Vaccaro — Father
  • Martin Fried — Ex-husband
  • William Bishop — Ex-husband
  • Christine Vaccaro — Mother
  • Charles Cannizzaro — Ex-husband

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  • Birth Name: Brenda Buell Vaccaro
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthday: November 18, 1939, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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