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Eva Marie Saint
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Eva Marie Saint Fast Facts:
Was a tour guide at NBC's New York studios after college.
Made her TV debut as a cheerleader on
, a 1946-47 NBC sports-variety show.
Studied at New York's Actors Studio with Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Julie Harris and Ben Gazzara.
Achieved success on Broadway in 1953's
The Trip to Bountiful
, winning a Drama Critics Award.
Gained a solid reputation for her TV appearances in the 1950s and was called by critics "the Helen Hayes of television."
Shot to fame and won an Oscar for her first film role, 1954's
On the Waterfront
, opposite Marlon Brando.
Was cast by Alfred Hitchcock to play a sexy double agent in
North by Northwest
, which became her most famous screen role.
In the 1970s, '80s and '90s she concentrated on TV work and made memorable appearances in miniseries (
A Year in the Life
), TV movies (
People like Us
) and series (
Has two stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (one for movies, the other for TV).
Had a theater at her alma mater, Bowling Green State University, named for her.
Eva Marie Saint Relationships:
John Merle Saint - Father
Laurette Hayden - Daughter
Darrell Hayden - Son
Eva Marie Rice Saint - Mother
Jeffrey Hayden - Husband
Eva Marie Saint Awards:
1956 Emmy: Best Actress-Single Performance - Nominee
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Nominee
1957 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
1958 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
1955 Emmy: Best Actress in a Single Performance - Nominee
1954 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
1954 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Film - Nominee
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (BA in Theater Arts, 1946)
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