Colleen Dewhurst

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Colleen Dewhurst
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/03/1924, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 08/22/1991
  • Profession: Actor
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Colleen Dewhurst Fast Facts:
  • Moved to the U.S. from Canada as a child.
  • Adopted the Christian Science faith of her mother.
  • Studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
  • Worked as a receptionist, elevator operator and switchboard operator while trying to get acting jobs.
  • Directed a 1984-85 National Theatre of the Deaf production of All the Way Home. Dewhurst won a Tony in 1961 for her starring role in the original Broadway production of All the Way Home.
  • Was inducted in the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • Made her final film appearance in 1991's Dying Young, which starred her son Campbell Scott.
  • Served as president of the Actors' Equity Association from 1985 until 1991.
  • Colleen Dewhurst Relationships:
  • Campbell Scott - Son
  • James Vickery - Ex-husband
  • Ken Marsolais - Significant Other
  • Frances Dewhurst - Mother
  • Alexander Scott - Son
  • Fred Dewhurst - Father
  • George C. Scott - Ex-husband
  • Colleen Dewhurst Awards:
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1972 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1968 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1962 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1974 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1973 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1971 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1989 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1981 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1990 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1962 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1964 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1961 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Milwaukee-Downer College, Milwaukee, WI

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