Eva Marie Saint

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/04/1924, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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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 Campus Hoopla, 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 (Moonlighting).
  • 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
  • Darrell Hayden - Son
  • Laurette Hayden - Daughter
  • Eva Marie Rice Saint - Mother
  • Jeffrey Hayden - Husband
  • Eva Marie Saint Awards:
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Actress-Single Performance - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1954 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Film - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Nominee
  • 1957 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1955 Emmy: Best Actress in a Single Performance - Nominee
  • 1954 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (BA in Theater Arts, 1946)

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