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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
, 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
Attended Milwaukee-Downer College, Milwaukee, WI
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