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Brenda Vaccaro Biography

Birth Name:
Brenda Buell Vaccaro
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City from 1958 to '60
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1961 in Everybody Loves Opal; she won a Theatre World Award for her performance
  • Big break in films came with her appearance in 1969's Midnight Cowboy with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight
  • Appeared in an all-female version of The Odd Couple on Broadway in 1985
  • Has taught acting at the New York Film Academy

Awards

  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1975Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1974Emmy-Best Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music: winner
  • 1970Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: nominated

Relationships

  • Charles Cannizzaro -- Ex-husband
  • Martin Fried -- Ex-husband
  • William Bishop -- Ex-husband
  • Mario Vaccaro -- Father
  • Guy Hector -- Husband
  • Christine Vaccaro -- Mother