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Geraldine Page Biography

Birth Name:
Geraldine Sue Page
Birth Place:
Kirksville, Missouri, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Dubbed the First Lady of American Theater
  • Appeared as Alma in the 1952 revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke, a production that was instrumental in the birth of the off-Broadway movement in New York Theater
  • Turned down the role of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Taught acting at the Actors Studio and Pelican Theater in New York
  • Nominated a record seven times for an Academy Award before winning on her eighth nomination for The Trip to Bountiful
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  • Murray Abraham stated, "I consider this woman to be the greatest actress in the English language" upon reading her name as the winner
  • Cofounded the Mirror Repertory Company; its aim is to preserve the art of repertory

Awards

  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1986Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1985Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1984Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1979BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1978Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1972Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1969Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1969National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1967Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama: winner
  • 1967Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1966Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1965Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1964Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1963Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1963BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actress: nominated
  • 1962Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1962Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1961National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1961Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1959Emmy-Best Single Performance by an Actress: nominated
  • 1953Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated