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Shirley Enola Knight
Goessel, Kansas, United States
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Shirley Knight Fast Facts:
Was a child extra, along with her siblings, in the 1955 film
Studied opera and journalism before acting.
While a drama student of Jeff Corey and Lee Strasberg, classmates included Jack Nicholson, Sally Kellerman, Dean Stockwell and Robert Blake.
First TV role was in 1957 on NBC's
; playing a teen mother opposite Michael Landon.
Made her Broadway debut in a 1964 revival of the Anton Chekhov play
The Three Sisters
, directed by Strasberg and co-starring Geraldine Page.
Received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Lake Forest College in 1979.
Shirley Knight Relationships:
Noel Johnson Knight - Father
Virginia Webster Knight - Mother
John R. Hopkins - Husband
Kaitlin Hopkins - Daughter
Sophie C. Hopkins - Daughter
Gloria Knight Adams - Sister
Don Knight - Brother
Gene Persson - Ex-husband
Justine Hopkins - Stepdaughter
Shirley Knight Awards:
1963 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1989 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1967 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress - Winner
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
1997 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
1961 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
1962 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1976 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2006 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1988 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series - Winner
Attended Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, United States; attended Witchita State University, Witchita, Kansas, United States
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